TEDxKingsPark minimises the impact our events have on our environment
We are leading the way by ensuring all our events are carbon neutral.
We are working with our partners at Cundall who are helping us to measure and then offset our carbon emissions. Put simply, we will reduce our carbon footprint as far as possible and then offset what remains by buying Gold Standard Carbon Offsets in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Western Australia.
We count the journeys made by our audiences to attend events and offset those too. Not only are we carbon neutral, but when you attend TEDxKingsPark you are too!
How you can help
- Use public transport to get to our events.
- Bring your own reusable water bottle.
- Consider purchasing a tree, or two, when booking your tickets. We will add your trees to the many we are planting in the Yarra Yarra via our friends at Carbon Neutral.
- Next time you attend an event, any event, ask what measures the organisers are taking to minimise their carbon footprint.
- Join Countdown, TED’s global initiative to turn the tide on the climate crisis.
The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor
This brilliant carbon capture and environmental restoration project is located in Western Australia’s northern agricultural region approximately 400km north of Perth. The Corridor features diverse ancient landscapes, from heavily weathered forming sandplains to heavier, more fertile red brown clay loams. The landscape once supported extensive woodlands of York gum and Salmon gum.
Within the last 100 years, over 90% of the northern Wheatbelt (known as the MidWest) has been cleared for agriculture. This has removed so much native habitat that many plant and animal species are extinct locally or regionally. Others, however, have hung on in woodland and shrubland remnants – usually on rocky ridges and commercially less productive upper valley slopes.
TEDxKingsPark buys Carbon Offsets in the Yarra Yarra that help reconnect these valuable remnant vegetation sites and link 12 nature reserves across a vast tract of land covering approximately 10,000 square kilometres.
This is Australia’s largest revegetation initiative based on carbon capture and biodiversity and TEDxKingsPark is proud to be offsetting our carbon emissions by investing in this project. Not only are we sequestering carbon, but also, we’re investing in biodiverse habitats for animals and providing support for our fellow humans in remote communities.