Trees For Life is committed to reducing carbon emissions, supporting the State’s transition to a low carbon economy and working with partners to develop a local offset industry delivered through native vegetation.
Trees For Life is a community based organisation focused on nature conservation and restoration that works with landholders, councils, research agencies and government to enhance the services and benefits provided from native vegetation. These services include carbon offsets and heat reduction as well as pollination services, pest control, salinity management, water quality improvement and shelter for stock. In a warming climate, there are many additional threats to nature and so being proactive in mitigating the impacts on biodiversity is critical. In 2017, Trees For Life demonstrated leadership in this area, hosting a workshop on ‘Provenance in a Changing Climate’ for practitioners and planners across the state to explore how revegetation practices in South Australia need to adapt to a warmer, drier climate.
Trees For Life offers a voluntary carbon program that provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to offset emissions through native trees planted in South Australia. At all of the carbon sites a diverse range of species is planted to maximise the resilience of the planting as well as benefits to the local landscape and wildlife.
Trees For Life also reduces operational emissions via a large solar system which generates most of the office electricity requirements, by promoting energy efficiency, car pooling and cycling to staff and volunteers and via a proactive waste minimisation strategy that maximises the use of second hand equipment and materials.