Treemission: addressing climate change
The treemission project started as a collaboration between Rotary and the National Trust of Australia (WA) and Carbon Neutral in 2008. The concept is to encourage people to make a commitment to address climate change.
Through treemission, emissions accrued in everyday activities can be turned into trees and shrubs. This will not only help lower carbon levels in our atmosphere but also conserve endangered plants, animals and rehabilitate degraded land.
The initiative sets up a system to make tax deductible donations to offset carbon emissions from meetings and daily activities. These donations will enable an area of land to be planted and rehabilitated and a covenant placed over the site preventing removal of the trees for 100 years.
An exciting part of the project is that where possible locally endemic species will be used, and tree and under-storey species will be chosen for reasons of biodiversity.