Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Indigenous Land Managers - Profiting from Climate Change

By Minelle Creed
Indigenous land owners will soon be able to contribute to Climate Change by creating their own carbon footprint using renewable energy from natural waste on their traditional lands, in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gases.

The Australian Federal Government recently scrapped the Emissions Trading Scheme, delivered by the Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water, Senator Penny Wong. But Australia still has a commitment to the Kyoto Protocol to reduce emissions. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners can contribute by reducing emissions through the development of strategies and projects that create renewable energy.

CarbonHouse are committed to reducing Australia’s carbon footprint by working with Traditional Owners in developing smarter carbon management and in renewable energy and carbon sequestration projects. They will work with Indigenous communities to develop Carbon Strategies for reducing, offsetting and managing carbon and other green house emission.

The project will negotiate with Traditional Owners and take into account Cultural, Environmental and Economically viable initiatives on traditional lands by using biogas created from natural waste, instead of fossil fuels.

Indigenous land owners can develop these strategies with CarbonHouse, using renewable energy created from Wind, Hydro, Landfill, Solar and Bagasse. CarbonHouse Manager, Rod Glass says the benefits for Indigenous land owners could become profitable though renewable energy certificates. Rod Glass speaking at a conference in Cairns over the weekend:

If you’d like to be a part of this culturally appropriate, environmentally friendly, economically viable project you can call Mr Glass from CarbonHouse, and he will work with Traditional Owners to develop sustainable projects specific to your land and area. Click here to a list of future workshops for Aboriginal people in Queensland.
Below are video examples of Renewal Energy Projects: