Junk festival buys carbon credits off Jawoyn to become carbon neutral

 

Katherine Regional Arts (KRA) will offset the emissions produced by their festival through the purchase of credits from Jawoyn Association.These credits are created by undertaking fire management that provides many more benefits than just emissions reduction . The opportunity provides employment for Aboriginal people in remote Arnhem Land with over 40 rangers employed to practice fire management.KRA is happy to pay above maket prices to a local carbon credit producer that has so many additional benefits to their project.

Barry Morgan the festival host went out with the rangers to conduct a control burn. He had a permit to burn from Bushfires NT and the rangers helped him with the tools. Later that night ranger Steven Andrews handed out the awards of the junk sculpture.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-18/indigenous-rangers-sell-carbon-credits-junk-festival-katherine/7423042

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