Indigenous carbon farming
Canopy understands how to work with Aboriginal communities to develop their land's carbon potential. An example is "Fixing Our Country", a program designed by Canopy, funded by the Federal Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and administered by Greening Australia SA on behalf of Canopy and the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia. Through "Fixing Our Country" we covered the Government-approved ways to create carbon credits under the Carbon Farming Initiative and the Aboriginal Carbon Farming Initiative. Canopy assisted the Narrungar and Ngarrindjeri people to create the only Aboriginal carbon credits south of Alice Springs.
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Under our program, The Narrungar community at Point Pearce were awarded $100,000 to plant a carbon sink. Below you can see the seeds collected for planting and the Point Pearce Aboriginal Corporation members on country in preparation for the planting of their carbon sink.