Celebrated each year on June 5, World Environment Day acknowledges the importance of protecting our environment. It’s a day that is significant to us, because Greenfleet has been focused on protecting and restoring our environment for 25 years and recently planted our 10 millionth tree.
The theme for World Environment Day this year is “One Earth”, highlighting the fact that there is only one Earth and that we need to protect, celebrate and restore our planet.
Right now, and especially as we acknowledge that we have only one earth, the fight against climate change has never been more important. The extreme weather events we are experiencing in Australia continue to be reflected globally and we need action now to ensure we can protect our planet and climate into the future.
To celebrate World Environment Day, we’re sharing some information and resources to give you more of an insight into what we do and how you can help.
Protecting our climate by restoring our forests
Since 1997 we have planted more than 10 million trees and created 500 legally protected forests that will offset 3.9 million tonnes of CO2-e.
Part of what makes our "one Earth" so unique, is the planet's biodiversity. Hand in hand with the threat of climate change, the threat to Earth's biodiversity is increasingly apparent and so Greenfleet’s work is pivotal in fighting the impacts of climate change while conserving biodiversity.
The forests we plant sequester carbon from the atmosphere to offset emissions on behalf of our supporters, improve soil and water quality, enable action with First Nations people and build habitat for our precious wildlife.
Koalas are now considered endangered at a federal level in three Australian states making our work in habitat restoration even more important. Last year, Greenfleet restored over 120 hectares of protected koala habitat that will grow for decades to come and provide homes for future generations of these animals. To find out more about our work in 2021, you can read our Annual Impact Report here.
With over 500 forests planted across Australia and New Zealand, you can view our interactive forest map to find out exactly where our forests are growing. Click here to see the map.
This World Environment Day you can take climate action with Greenfleet and help us continue restoring our forests to protect the one Earth we have. You can even demonstrate the action you’ve taken by sharing one of World Environment Day social media tiles which you can find here.
Together, we can grow our forests, grow climate hope and protect our one Earth.