ZEN Energy has started 2022 by committing its support to the Forktree Project, as they re-establish tens of thousands of native trees and shrubs, Victor Harbor Times reports.
This will see the return of native animals, insects and birds and sequester tens of thousands of tonnes of carbon on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The Forktree Project need $85,000 to build a renewable energy solution and ZEN Energy is kickstarting the project by donating $35,000.
As part of the ongoing partnership, ZEN Energy will also donate $300 from every residential solar or battery storage energy system it sells during the campaign period to complete the entire renewable energy solution built on the Forktree site.
“Our customers can benefit from a state of the art solar system, reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions, while significantly supporting one of South Australia’s most important environmental projects,” ZEN Energy’s CEO Anthony Garnaut said.
“These grassroots initiatives enable people to seize the opportunity to lower carbon emissions beyond their own home as well as enabling communities to thrive within the new world.”
Led by Tim Jarvis, AM, Adventurer and Environmental Scientist, the Forktree project is a charity to reforest a degraded former pastoral property on the Fleurieu to show what is possible in terms of land restoration and carbon offsetting.
Tim is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss.
In collaboration with the Prince’s Trust Australia, this project will develop education programs for young people and the broader community about the importance of environmental stewardship.
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