Update January 2020 - Due to the bushfires we have made this years donations to tree planting early. Whatever your views on climate change we hope you will agree helping to restore damaged land is a good thing.
CaravansPlus Deliveries = More Aussie Trees
Online shopping is more efficient in time and environmental resources than "bricks and mortar" stores, but we have made it even better!
CaravansPlus has started planting trees for all the deliveries we send out around Australia. The plan is to make up for any negative impacts that come from our link in the supply chain. We are doing this while keeping our prices and range the best in the country.
How is it Done?
CaravansPlus is donating money to "Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund" (CNCF) which plants trees and restores farmland around Australia. Trees naturally remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and help improve the land they are on.
We pay for Certified Gold Standard Carbon Credits used in Australia. This means new trees are planted, looked after, and protected. We choose CNCF because they concentrate on improving biodiversity not just maximum carbon reduction.
How Much Does it Cost?
Thanks to you, we have been growing and becoming more efficient as a business. This has allowed us to plant the trees without increasing our prices. It's a WIN-WIN for you and the environment.
How is it Calculated?
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and Australia Post gives figures on how much pollution is generated from Delivery Vehicle Services.
On average our deliveries generate around 1.2kg of CO2 emissions each. We have chosen to offset 2.0kg of CO2 for every delivery we send. So it's actually even better than neutral - with every delivery we are offsetting MORE carbon emissions than are created!
We hope this will help the planet with the emission reductions it needs.
Where Are The Trees?
Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund (CNCF) has planted over 5.4 million trees across more than 3,812 hectares and 160 Australian sites since 2001. You can see CNCF current projects here.
Why Do It?
The Climate Change debate is a sensitive topic around the world. Many of the questions center around what we can (or should) do about it, and where the costs will fall.
CaravansPlus is not trying to answer these questions for the world, we are just trying to make sure our own actions do not have a negative effect on other people. We think the cost on us is bearable and that's why we have chosen planting trees as our first step.