Greenfleet

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Greenfleet

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Greenfleet is a leading not-for-profit environmental organisation on a mission to protect our climate by restoring our forests.

We plant native biodiverse forests to offset carbon emissions on behalf of individuals and businesses and help fight the impacts of climate change. Since 1997, we have planted more than 9.2 million native trees across 500 biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand.

Greenfleet forests address critical deforestation, capture carbon emissions to protect our climate, reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and restore habitat for wildlife, including many endangered species.

Greenfleet is registered as a charity in Australia and eligible tax-deductible donations to Greenfleet have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

By offsetting your carbon emissions or donating to Greenfleet, you are taking practical climate action. Together, we can grow our forests and grow climate hope.
Our mission

Greenfleet is a not-for-profit environmental organisation committed to protecting our climate by restoring our forests.

We lay the grounds for hope by empowering people to take tangible and long-lasting environmental action.

Our vision: Growing hope

Right now, climate change is threatening our environment and the planet.

Greenfleet is protecting our climate by planting native forests in Australia and New Zealand. We believe that practical action now will reduce the impact caused by climate change in the future.

We envision a world where every individual, every business and every community feel connected to our climate and are empowered to protect our environment.

By 2030, our forests will have have grown and multiplied in number, sequestering millions of tonnes of carbon emissions from the atmosphere, conserving biodiversity, improving water quality, reducing soil erosion and providing critical habitat for endangered wildlife.

We will continue to provide simple ways in which everyone can take climate action, enabling our supporters to donate and offset a wide range of carbon-emitting activities. And we will connect our supporters to a community of climate defenders with the power to transform our world.

Providing leadership and education about the impacts of carbon emissions on our environment will remain a key focus. We will seek and connect with like-minded partners across the not-for-profit sector, corporate, education and government sectors to ensure our goals are achieved. We will clearly demonstrate the environmental and social outcomes of our work through research and collaboration.

At Greenfleet, we want the next generation to experience the wonders of our forests. And we believe, we can create a better, greener future if we act now..

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Type of group

Registered Charity
Incorporated Association

Primary environmental focus

Climate

Geographic sphere or activity

National

Primary location

Australia

Known address

PO Box 16011
Collins Street West VIC 8007
Australia

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Founding Year

1997

History of group

1997

The Greenfleet Project is launched and is the first organisation to reduce the impact of cars and transport on the environment through native revegetation projects.
First trees planted at Bass River, Vic
LeasePlan Australia signs up as Foundation Sponsor

1998

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment starts offsetting emissions; in 2017, Disney Australia remains Greenfleet’s longest continuous corporate supporter

2000

Greenfleet Australia, the independent organisation established

2001

One millionth tree planted
Deductible Gift Recipient status gained - donations become tax deductible
Greenfleet listed on Register of Environmental Organisations

2002

Launch of the first Greenfleet website

2003

Greenfleet Class introduced to the World Solar Challenge to showcase fuel-efficient cars & low-carbon fuels
Emerging Transport Technologies Conference held with Greenfleet, CSIRO & World Solar Challenge
Workplace giving program launched with Telstra

2004

Greenfleet releases the Tree Totaller - an online emissions calculator for vehicles, flights & utilities developed with Alan Pears
Holden & Scouts Australia team up with Greenfleet for Murray Darling Rescue

2005

2 millionth tree planted
‘Race to 5,000’ supporter drive launched by motor racing legend and Greenfleet patron, Peter Brock & Victorian Minister for Environment, John Thwaites
2nd Emerging Transport Technologies Conference
Greenfleet Class features in World Solar Challenge
Greenfleet supporter mecu wins Gold Banksia Award with the Go Green Car Loan program

2006

Greenfleet Technology Trial and display at Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

2007

3 millionth tree planted
Greenfleet Class features in World Solar Challenge
3rd Emerging Transport Technologies Conference
Europcar starts offsetting emissions associated with staff travel & launches customer donation program

2008

4 & 5 millionth tree planted
Greenfleet becomes the first not-for-profit organisation to gain Greenhouse Friendly™ Approval for forest sink methodology
Finalist - World Environment Day Awards, Meeting the Greenhouse Challenge
Scouts & Greenfleet plant their 1,000,000th tree together for Murray Darling Rescue project
Greenfleet planting projects commence in the iconic Kosciuszko National Park, NSW

2009

First corporate ‘Drive Days’ organised
Smartsalary joins Greenfleet - Smartleasing customers offset the impact of their car travel
Greenfleet supporter Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses wins Gold Banksia Award

2010

6 millionth tree planted
Bushfire Recovery Projects in Tarra Bulga, VIC & Kinglake National Park, VIC
‘Your sustainable transport guide’ released
Finalist - World Environment Day Awards, Biodiversity
Finalist - Banksia Awards, Land & Bioidiversity

2011

7 millionth tree planted
Address Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, re: proposed Carbon Farming Initiative
Finalist - World Environment Day Awards, Biodiversity
Greenfleet & Parks Victoria celebrate the International Year of Forests with a community planting day sponsored by Hyundai & the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

2012

Greenfleet celebrates 15th Anniversary
Greenfleet becomes a Recognised Offsets Entity and has a registry account under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).
Greenfleet's new brand is launched

2013

8 millionth tree planted
Greenfleet purchases first own property 'Avoca' in NSW
First projects registered under the CFI

2014

Greenfleet's project is the first reforestation project to be issued Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs)
2015

Greenfleet's first tree planting in New Zealand
Cardlink becomes our first supporter in New Zealand
Greenfleet is represented at the Paris COP

2016

Greenfleet purchases first own property 'Wurneet Laang Laang' in Victoria
Greenfleet's first Carbon Right registered in QLD
Greenfleet becomes the first organisation in Australia to be provided with Carbon Rights on Crown Land
Greenfleet leads successful consortium to win $12million funding for the Upper Stony Creek Restoration project

2017

Greenfleet turns 20
Greenfleet's Low Glow campaign is inaugurated
Greenfleet launches its "Memorial Forest" program, to help celebrate life with a forest

2018

Greenfleet planted an additional 71,807 trees across 74 hectares in Australia and New Zealand
Greenfleet welcomed His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to Bundaberg to discuss the Low Glow project and its contribution to Great Barrier Reef conservation efforts
Greenfleet, Telstra employees and Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council joined forces to plant over 1,000 native and fruit trees in the remote community of Kowanyama in far north Queensland.

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