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Uniting Communities first carbon neutral organisation in SA

MAY 2017. Uniting Communities is leading the way for organisations across Australia by becoming the first South Australian organisation and first Australian charity to become certified as carbon neutral.

Uniting Communities received certification under the Federal Government's Carbon Neutral Program in December 2015. A range of programs have helped Uniting Communities achieve this, including upgrades to buildings, behaviour change initiatives with 1400 employees and volunteers, transitioning their fleet to hybrid petrol-electric vehicles and reducing waste to landfill through more effective management of recyclable and organic waste. 

With strong leadership support, the organisation has reduced its carbon footprint, cutting carbon emissions by 30% since 2010. 

These reductions have also saved their organisation over $1,000,000 - funds that can be invested in their valuable community programs supporting socially disadvantaged and low-income people and families.

Uniting Communities were announced as Carbon Neutral Adelaide’s first Ambassador in November 2017.

View the Uniting Communities video about their carbon neutral journey.

View a video of Uniting Communities' Chief Executive Simon Schrapel talking about going carbon neutral.

Read Uniting Communities' Partner Profile to find out how they are playing their part.

Find out more about Uniting Communities. 

Find out how you can play your part in making Adelaide carbon neutral.