Eco-Credits ™

The Vision

To strengthen our food, farming and business communities we need to connect them more closely.

Using organic farming best practice knowledge, measuring and reducing our

carbon footprint and regenerating our ecological food and farming systems

for the good of the planet.

This includes:

Vitalising capital to connect business, food, and farming for sustainable outcomes.

 Enable farmers to measure, capture and benefit from the natural capital value in their farmland.

Connect business and individual credits directly to farmers with measured and defined outcomes.

Use accredited stewardship measures that include carbon, natural capital and healthy ecosystems.

Utilising a direct and transparent exchange of Eco-Credits™ provides a credible and measured independent mechanism to
determine the carbon footprint, the ecological health and biodiversity whilst achieving long term and sustainable productivity.

How can ORICoop Farmers achieve this?

 

● By increasing carbon drawdown in farmland.
● Through best practice ecological land management.
● Incentives that determine positive ecological outcomes of soil, land, biodiversity, and water
● Measurable outcomes of land stewardship in terms of nature, wildlife, and regenerative farmland.
● Enable farms and businesses to achieve carbon neutrality
● Develop better market opportunities, shorter supply chains and better transparency

HOW CAN YOUR BUSINESS OFFSET YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT?

 

ORICoop is offering Eco-Credits ™ to conscious businesses and individuals looking to offset your carbon footprint directly with organic producers, to achieve Net-Zero.  Eco-Credits ™ are retired with full transparency from farm to business.  They are committed to organic producers who have have registered for Eco-Credits™ on their farmland.  The Eco-Credit™ on-farm validation includes the drawdown of carbon into the soil, increasing the quality and size of biodiversity on farmland, planting more trees, and increasing the amount of cover cropping and pasture cover.   These credits are independently and annually verified using the trusted organic audit process, the latest technology, independent verification and measurement parameters.

Your next steps to Net-Zero include:-

1) Measuring your carbon and environmental footprint

2) Choosing your local carbon offset

3) Reducing your footprint through best practice sustainability

Each business that purchases Eco-Credits receives a report that summarises the collective of registered farms each year – detailing what the Eco-Credit ™ collective outcome has achieved farm by farm, verified by: 

* Soil tests for carbon increase verification in the soil
* Biodiversity quality, density and increased measure
* Tree planting verification
* Ecological reports (birds, insects, wildlife)
* Eco-Credits ™ are only offered once and then retired

 

Complete this form to order your Eco-Credits (subject to approval).

Step 1 of 3

  • Assumption - 1 Eco-Credit = 1 tonne CO2e = $20

HOW CAN FARMERS REGISTER FOR the ECO-CREDIT™ PROGRAM?

Farmers around Australia have a massive opportunity to draw down carbon into their farms both above and below the ground. Through regenerative and organic land stewardship, farmers can be rewarded for improving the land that they manage, and the carbon that is sequestered terrestrially via biodiversity enrichment and through an increase in soil organic carbon.

Eco-Credits ™ are deployed directly to organic farmers – that are committed to increase the amount of carbon stored in their soil and to improve the quality of the water, soil, and biodiversity in their organic and ecological farming system.  These commitments are independently verified via a third party audit each year.

Opportunities for farmers to commit to Ecological Credits (Eco-Credits™) include a tailored combination of:- –

  • Measured levels of carbon in the soil
  • Dedicated areas of biodiversity
  • By planting more native trees
  • By planting more cover crops

Organic and Biodynamic Farms can REGISTER HERE for the next Eco-Credit project

 

Farms calculate their own carbon footprint HERE 

 

Each farmer will contribute to an annual Eco-Credit™ report for purchasers of the Eco-Credits.  This report details the collective Eco-Credit™ impact, and the ecological drawdown benefit of well-managed farmland together with improved biodiversity areas including birds, insects, and endangered wildlife.

 

If your business is interested in Eco-Credits – complete the EOI above to register.  If you are interested in learning more about your footprint contact us for further assistance.