WOMADelaide offsets carbon emissions
The renowned world music festival ‘WOMADelaide’ has enlisted the help of Greening Australia since 2007, to promote a ‘green and global’ message to its 80 000 festival goers.
Since 2007, Greening Australia has managed the offset of carbon emissions generated by the WOMADelaide festival through local biodiverse tree plantings. A proportion of every ticket sold for the four day world music event contributes to the on-going planting and carbon footprint analysis.
With 30 years’ experience Greening Australia has the expertise to deliver lasting change. We provide expertly managed, large-scale tree planting to offset CO2 emissions, recover landscapes and nurture biodiversity.
Greening Australia, with the support of Canopy, guarantee every tree planted for carbon offset will remain in the ground for 100 years by registering plantings on the land title. Our carbon plantings are fully compliant with the Kyoto Climate Control Treaty and Article 3 of the Kyoto Protocol and the Australian Standard for carbon sequestration AS4978.
At the end of the 2011 planting season Greening Australia had put over 9000 native trees in the ground for the WOMADelaide carbon offset, along with a diverse range of native shrubs and herbs.
Species planted include:
• Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)
• SA Blue Gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon)
• Sticky Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa ssp. spatulata)
Womadelaide seedlings 2008
Womadelaide seedlings 2011
Location: Langhorne Creek
Size: approx. 65 hectares
Owner: Privately owned by local farmers
All species are local provenance stock grown at our Pasadena nursery using locally sourced seed which ensures the genetic diversity of the site is maintained. Greening Australia provides ongoing management including watering and replacing seedlings to ensure the carbon offset is secure.
WOMADelaide offset sites are located just north of Langhorne Creek in the Coorong and Lower Lakes region of South Australia on private properties. Each site has previously been cleared for farming.
Ferries-McDonald Conservation Park is approximately 5 km to the north-east with the Bremer River flowing into Lake Alexandrina 14.5 km to the south. Over time these sites will act as ‘stepping-stones’ between Ferries-McDonald Conservation Park and the Bremer River providing a bush corridor for native fauna and flora species.
You’ll find more information about WOMADelaide here
Watch a short film which demystifies the carbon biosequestration revegetation process here.