ZEN Energy supports Fleurieu Forktree Project

Tim Jarvis AM with plant seedling (Forktree Project)
Environmental scientist Tim Jarvis AM

ZEN Energy has committed financial support to the Forktree Project as they re-establish tens of thousands of native trees and shrubs to aid the return of native animals, insects and birds, and sequester tens of thousands of tonnes of carbon in South Australia’s beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Forktree Project needs $85,000 to build a renewable energy solution, and ZEN Energy is kickstarting the project by donating $35,000.

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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 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 adventurer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis AM, the Forktree Project is a charity to reforest a degraded former pastoral property in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula to show what is possible in terms of land restoration and carbon offsetting. Jarvis is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss.

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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.

“Restoring this once pristine land in such an incredible part of Australia is vital to do, coming at a globally critical time for species/habitat loss and climate change,” Jarvis said.

“We are very excited to be working with ZEN Energy as a partner.”