Our journey

We have become the first South Australian organisation and the first registered charity in Australia to receive certification under the Federal Government’s Carbon Neutral Program.

The certification comes after an ongoing commitment within our organisation to significantly reduce our carbon footprint.

View our Climate Active Public Disclosure Summaries

View the most recent independent audit report of our carbon inventory.

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SA Climate Leaders Awards Winner 2016

Uniting Communities won the Community and Regions category at the Inaugural Premier’s Climate Change Council – SA Climate Leaders Awards 2016.

This award recognised our commitment to becoming certified carbon neutral and encouraging behavioural change in our organisation, as well as in the broader community.

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Carbon Offsets

Uniting Communities has not only significantly reduced its carbon emissions, but we’ve also taken it a step further by voluntarily purchasing carbon offsets for our remaining emissions to achieve carbon neutrality. We purchase offsets from local native biodiverse revegetation projects along the Murray Darling between the Coorong, Murray Mouth and Riverland, thereby contributing to South Australia’s economy as well as community and environmental outcomes. We also buy offsets from overseas ranging from wind power generation projects to avoided deforestation.

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