Carbon Offset Program
Carbon Offset Program
Down Under Discoveries takes real climate action with Greenfleet!
At Down Under Discoveries, we take to environmental responsibility seriously. This is why we’ve partnered with Greenfleet, an environment non-profit and Australia’s most trusted source of biodiverse carbon offsets, to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment.
“At Greenfleet, we are able to restore native ecosystems and tackle climate change thanks to the contributions of our amazing supporters, just like Down Under Discoveries,” said Wayne Wescott, CEO of Greenfleet. “Year after year, individuals and organisations help Greenfleet plant more native forests to offset their carbon emissions and it’s their continuous support which makes a tangible and positive difference to the environment,” added Mr Wescott.
- Every year, Down Under Discoveries offsets the carbon emissions from their tourism experiences with monthly monetary contributions to Greenfleet that help with the restoration of our Australian forests.
- Down Under Discoveries have absorbed the costs of a $2 contribution on behalf of each of our guests on our Eco Tours. With every tour purchase, our customers are also contributing to the restoration of our Australian forests.
“By partnering with Greenfleet, we are confident that our climate action provides genuine and lasting environmental benefits,” said Chelle Fisher. “We are proud of the impact we’re making. By offsetting our emissions with Greenfleet, not only do we take practical action against climate change, we also help to
restore Australian landscapes by providing valuable habitat for native wildlife and transforming degraded land back to its natural state.”
Who is Greenfleet?
Greenfleet is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to connecting people with real climate action. They are Australia and New Zealand's most respected source of biodiverse carbon offsets.
Since 1997, they have planted more than 9 million native trees across 475 biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand to offset carbon emissions on behalf of thousands of leading brands, businesses, councils, universities, NGOs and individuals.
They exist to make a difference, not a profit. Greenfleet is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and eligible tax-deductible donations to Greenfleet have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.
Greenfleet’s mission as a not-for-profit environmental organisation is to protect our climate by restoring our forests. They connect people with real climate action.
What they do
They encourage organisations and individuals to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their overall carbon footprint, then offset remaining emissions. Greenfleet utilises these offset donation funds to plant trees and restore forests in Australia and New Zealand.
Their native forests take carbon from the atmosphere to restore and protect our climate, but they also do much more. Greenfleet plants a variety of native trees in permanent forests that help to reduce salinity and soil erosion, provide essential habitat for native wildlife, and provide much needed resilience in our precious landscape.
They have been providing responsible carbon offsets for 20 years and are proud to work with some of Australia and New Zealand's best known brand names along with thousands individuals, schools, councils, NGOs and 370 businesses.