GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

The origins of human habitation on the land that is now Highfield goes back at least 50,000 years.

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

As part of our certification with Ecotourism Australia we collect data on our greenhouse gas emissions associated with Kestrel Nest and seek to reduce our emissions year on year. 

 Our baseline calculation for the 2023-2024 calendar year was 0.24 tonnes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. That’s tiny and is the equivalent of one trip to Sydney in our diesel ute. We will seek to reduce these emissions in 2024-2025 calendar year by:

  • replacing our ducted air conditioning system with a split system which uses less power allowing us to do the following
  • replacing our gas cooktop with an electric one
  • replacing our gas hot water system with an electric one
  • reduce the size of the yard around Kestrel Nest, meaning less fuel used to mow

And these actions are on top of the plantings we do each year to enhance biodiversity and welcome wildlife.  You might like to view our Environmental Projects  we have underway on farm. 

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OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROMISE

Two-thirds of Highfield protects Box Gum Grassy Woodland – a critically endangered habitat. This habitat now only exists in 5% of its former range. The remaining one-third of Highfield is largely native grass pasture. Disturbingly native temperate grasslands only exist in 1% of their former range and yet are not protected. These statistics have resulted in us considering the whole of Highfield as a site for environmental repair.

This is our purpose, our motivation.

At Highfield, everything we do is aimed at addressing the climate and extinction crisis, increasing biodiversity, protecting our soils and improving the health of our waterways.