Planting trees for habitat
Supporting an Australian organisation: Trees For Life.
To date Feathermark has funded the planting of 477 native trees through Trees For Life! There are two streams of funding. This is what I have chosen to do:
- 64 trees for carbon sequestration,
- 413 trees for habitat.
I like to think of the homes these trees provide for our precious Australian fauna. View the Trees For Life certificate here (PDF).
Trees For Life (TFL) is an Australian, not for profit organisation based in South Australia. TFL projects preserve habitat and sequester carbon through carefully managed reforestation projects.
Everything has an impact. Doing something more about Feathermark’s footprint.
Australian carbon and energy management specialists, Pangolin Associates, has measured Feathermark Photography’s carbon footprint.
Emissions I cannot reduce or eliminate are mainly due to suppliers: e.g. printing and framing materials and processes, and travel for photography shoots. So as well as planting trees, I offset these emissions with certified (VCU) carbon credits.
The credits I choose support global renewable energy, biodiversity and forestry conservation projects.
To date Feathermark has offset 68 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Visit the Pangolin Associates website.
Locally… what I do
- Supply electricity to my studio via solar panels,
- Drive to photography shoots in my electric car (PHEV), charged by the photovoltaics (petrol stations are not part of my life),
- Use energy efficient lighting only,
- Recycle everything (everything), even the inconvenient stuff,
- Source local suppliers, choose responsible businesses with a low carbon footprint.
Feathermark also supports…
As well as Trees For Life, I support a few organisations through the sales of photographic works.