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.


Greenfleet celebrates 25 years of growing forests and climate hope, and planted our 10 millionth tree this year.

Since 1997 we’ve created over 500 native biodiverse forests, restoring 10,000 hectares to native Australian ecosystems and offsetting 3.9 million tonnes of CO2-e.  We look forward to continuing to grow climate hope over the next 25 years and beyond.


Greenfleet announced our formal commitment to a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which was approved by Reconciliation Australia. A landmark Indigenous Land Use Agreement between Greenfleet and the Kabi Kabi Peoples Aboriginal Corporation was established to restore much needed koala habitat and protect Noosa’s iconic landscape. Together with Kabi Kabi people, the Traditional Owners of the Sunshine Coast region, Greenfleet has developed a new carbon offset with verified cultural and social co-benefits. 


Greenfleet began revegetating Pearson, a property in Central Victoria, in partnership with the traditional custodians of the land, the Dja Dja Wurrung and we will continue restoring native ecosystems across this 340-hectare property over the coming years.    Greenfleet also achieved formal Climate Active Certification, verifying that all of our operations have resulted in net zero emissions. 


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


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. 


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. 


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.


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


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


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).


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


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.


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.


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.


Greenfleet’s 3 millionth tree is planted


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


Greenfleet’s 2 millionth tree is planted.


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


Greenfleet launches its first website.  


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


Greenfleet Australia is established as an independent organisation.


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.