Climate change is having a disastrous impact on our planet. At Greendoor Convey we believe that businesses and consumers need to tackle the problem together.
The environment is important to us and we want to be a part of the fight against climate change.
And that’s why we will make a donation on your behalf to Greenfleet, an Australian not-for-profit environmental organisation.
Your donation to Greenfleet is included in our costs estimate and will help facilitate you buying or selling a carbon neutral home.
Take practical action against climate change
Greenfleet plants native biodiverse forests to offset carbon emissions and help fight the impacts of climate change.
These forests capture millions of tonnes of carbon emissions from our atmosphere, conserve biodiversity, improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and provide vital habitats for native wildlife.
Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted over 9 million native trees, creating more than 500 forests in Australia on behalf of thousands of individual and business supporters.
Your donation to Greenfleet will fund the planting of native trees to offset the carbon emissions produced by an average Australian home over a 3 month period.
What is climate change?
The planet’s climate has been constantly changing throughout history.
The global average temperature today is about 15°C, and geological evidence suggests it has been much lower and higher in the past.
However, there is scientific consensus that the current period of warming is occurring more rapidly than many past events.
Scientists are concerned that natural fluctuations in climate are being overtaken by significant human-induced warming that has serious implications for the stability of the planet.
Human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, are impacting the planet’s climate faster and more severely than originally predicted, as the concentration of greenhouse gases rises in the atmosphere.
The impacts of global warming are already being felt across Australia, and these will continue to worsen if we do not act now to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2030.
The impact of climate change
No one knows for sure the full extent of the impact of climate change.
The planet’s temperature has already warmed by 1°C compared to pre-industrial levels in the 18th century.
As global temperatures continue to rise, rain patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and snow and ice are melting sooner in the spring. These changes affect people, animals, and ecosystems.
Rising sea levels and more frequent and intense storm surges will see increased erosion of Australia's coastline, wearing away and inundating communities and residential properties.
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events. This could drive water shortages, bring sweeping changes to our ability to produce food, and increase the number of deaths from floods, storms, heatwaves and droughts.
Increasingly severe and frequent heatwaves may lead to death and illness, especially among the elderly.
Extreme weather events like bushfires, storms, floods, cyclones and coastal erosion will see increased damage to homes, as well as more costly insurance premiums.
Changes to rainfall patterns, drought, flooding and extreme weather will make it more difficult for farmers to graze livestock and grow produce, reducing food availability and making it more expensive for consumers.
Plant and animal extinctions are predicted as habitats change faster than species can adapt. One in six species is at risk of extinction due to climate change, and the World Health Organization has warned that the health of millions could be threatened by increases in malaria, water-borne disease and malnutrition.
At Greendoor Convey we can help you play your part in the fight against climate change to reduce its disastrous effect on our planet.