Climate Champions – Wetlands for the Future

Wetlands play a crucial role in combating climate change due to their ability to store carbon and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. They act as carbon sinks, trapping and storing significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. For example, wetlands such as the mangroves and saltmarshes of Adelaide’s north and beyond are among some of the most efficient carbon storage ecosystems, storing more carbon per unit area than tropical rainforests!

Additionally, wetlands help regulate water cycles, reducing the impacts of floods and droughts exacerbated by climate change. They act as natural buffers against storm surges and sea-level rise, protecting coastal communities from erosion and inundation.

By preserving and restoring our precious wetlands, we can bolster natural climate solutions, aiding in global efforts to mitigate climate change, adapt to its impacts and ultimately safeguard a future for all.

This season, CVA will be giving back to these important climate champions by taking actions for the future! You’ll have the opportunity to plant trees, remove invasive species, keep our waterways clean of pollution, participate in educational workshops and so much more!

Click on the image below to join events.

Can’t attend events on the ground?

We know that it’s not always easy to find time to volunteer with us, so we’ve created ways for people to take action anywhere, anytime. Everyone can take part and help build resilience and adaptation to climate change!

Take action from home with our two app-led activities available on our CVA Community app:

  • Contribute to cooling your neighbourhood by planting climate-resilient native species in your backyard or on your balcony with Nature Blocks.
  • Lower your household carbon footprint by participating in the SeaToSource Plastic Waste Challenge and cutting back on your consumption of fossil fuel-based plastics.

 

Download the CVA Community app and get started now!

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🌟 Why Become a CVA Nature Steward? 🌟

  • Inspiration: Be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Empowerment: Your actions can change the course of nature.
  • Personal Connection: We speak your language and make it relatable.
  • Inclusivity: Everyone is welcome, and every contribution counts.
  • Optimism: Focus on win-win scenarios for nature and people.
  • Action-Oriented: Immediate, tangible steps you can take.
  • Fun: Enjoy the journey of making a difference.
  • Education: Learn about biodiversity and conservation while having a blast!