Stories of Change: Restoring the Land

Stories of Change: Restoring the Land

LUA proudly supports Greening Australia with i=Change. Each time you purchase a candle from us, you have an opportunity to support important projects across Australia, like restoring the land. 

The Issue

Since European settlement, over 90 million hectares of land across Australia has been cleared, threatening species and the productivity of farmlands. Climate change will only exacerbate the impact with reduced rainfall, increased temperatures, droughts and more frequent extreme weather events. Greening Australia aims to restore 330,000 hectares of native trees across Australia by 2030. Drawing on the expert input of Traditional Owners, scientists and local land managers, we will plant 500 million trees and shrubs to store carbon, create quality habitat for native wildlife, and restore degraded farmland. These 500 million trees and shrubs will absorb over 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2030, and reduce atmospheric carbon pollution. This is one of the world’s largest and most ambitious ecological restoration programs.

The Devastating Bushfires

The 2019-2020 bushfires in Australia burned more than 46 million acres. Close to 30 percent of the Greater Glider’s habitat was destroyed, sending this already threatened species closer to the brink of extinction. Greening Australia is working hard in this region to help conserve and consolidate Greater Glider populations across Victoria, protecting these furry creatures for generations to come. We are using the best science, coupled with innovative partnerships with local community groups, to install hundreds of nest boxes across the state. We are rebuilding the homes of Greater Gliders and reconnecting fragmented habitat to strengthen populations and encourage movement across the landscape. Our work is also bringing science to communities by making conservation projects tangible and understandable. But perhaps most importantly for bushfire affected areas, we’re empowering locals so that they too can engage in positive bushfire recovery efforts.

*Words from Greening Australia, provided by i=Change

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