Our history

While our forests and supporters continue to grow in number and impact, we remain true to our initial commitment of taking practical action on climate change.

2019 

Greenfleet partners with Bush Heritage Australia on an innovative climate-change research project at Nardoo Hills Reserve in Victoria.

2018 

Greenfleet’s 9 millionth tree is planted.

Greenfleet meets with HRH The Prince of Wales in Queensland to discuss our Low Glow project. In conjunction with Telstra and the local community, Greenfleet undertakes a planting project in Kowanayama, Queensland, to enable both native revegetation and fresh food supply. This 

2017

Greenfleet joins forces with The Walt Disney Company (Australia) and Prince’s Trust Australia to launch the Low Glow project and help protect endangered sea turtles from artificial light pollution. 

2016

Greenfleet purchases its second property 'Wurneet Laang Laang' in Victoria.

Greenfleet's registers its first Carbon Right in Queensland.

Greenfleet becomes the first organisation in Australia to be provided with Carbon Rights on Crown Land.

2015

Greenfleet branches out across the Tasman and plants its first forest in New Zealand.

2014

Greenfleet manages the first reforestation project ever to be issued Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) in Australia.

2013

Greenfleet’s 8 millionth tree is planted.

Greenfleet purchases its first property 'Avoca' in NSW. 

Our first projects are registered under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

2012

Greenfleet  becomes a Recognised Offsets Entity with a registry account under the CFI.

2011

Greenfleet’s 7 millionth tree is planted.

Greenfleet addresses the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee regarding the proposed Carbon Farming Initiative.

Greenfleet is a finalist in the World Environment Day Awards, Biodiversity.

2010

Greenfleet’s 6 millionth tree is planted.

Greenfleet releases ‘Your sustainable transport guide’ to encourage emissions reduction in transport use.

Greenfleet is a finalist in the World Environment Day Awards, Biodiversity and the Banksia Awards, Land & Biodiversity.

2008

Greenfleet’s 5 millionth tree is planted.

Greenfleet becomes the first not-for-profit organisation to gain Greenhouse Friendly™ Approval for forest sink methodology.

Greenfleet is a finalist in the World Environment Day Awards.

Scouts & Greenfleet plant their 1,000,000th tree together for the Murray Darling Rescue project.

2007

Greenfleet’s 3 millionth tree is planted

2006

Greenfleet organises a Technology Trial and display at Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

2005

Greenfleet’s 2 millionth tree is planted.

2004

Greenfleet releases the Tree Totaller - an online emissions calculator for vehicles, flights & utilities developed with Alan Pears.

2002

Greenfleet launches its first website.  

2001

Greenfleet receives Deductible Gift Recipient status and is listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations in Australia. 

2000

Greenfleet Australia is established as an independent organisation.

1997

Originally developed as a project of The Foster Foundation, Greenfleet was launched in October 1997 to offer Australian motorists a tree-planting program to re-capture CO2 emissions, and promote fuel-efficient technologies. It was the first program of its kind in Australia, at a time when climate change was still a disputed phenomenon.     Our very first forest is planted in West Gippsland, Victoria.