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Greenfleet - offsetting University vehicle fleet emissions

The University of Melbourne aims to reduce the environmental impact of its vehicle fleet by:

See also: Sustainable Traveller Checklist.

Greenfleet Offsets

The University offsets the emissions generated by the use of its fleet of motor vehicles. This is achieved through the purchase of offsets through Greenfleet.

Greenfleet creates future offsets by planting permanent, biodiverse, native forests which capture carbon dioxide from the environment as they grow. Refer: http://www.greenfleet.com.au.

The Webfleet system (University network login required) is the University-wide on-line booking system for fleet vehicles and has been available since early 2008. This system allows accurate tracking and reporting of fleet activity, fuelcard purchases and therefore the associated emissions.

The following offsets have been purchased through Greenfleet on the basis of kilometres travelled (pre-2008 based on best estimates available):

Greenfleet offsets purchased

Period

Offsets purchased & Trees Planted

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June 2011 -
May 2012
1, 044.9 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas = 3,899 native trees University of Melbourne Green Fleet Certificate 2011 - 2012
[.pdf]


June 2010 -
June 2011


1,184.56 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas = 4,420 native trees

University of Melbourne Green Fleet Certificate 2010 - 2011
[.pdf]

June 2009 - May 2010

1,116.34 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas = 4,352 native trees University of Melbourne Green Fleet Certificate 2009 - 2010
[.pdf]

July 2008 - June 2009

1,271 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas = 4,743 native trees

University of Melbourne Green Fleet Certificate 2008-2009 [.pdf]

July 2007 - June 2008

781 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas = 2,915 native trees

University of Melbourne Green Fleet Certificate 2007-2008 [.pdf]

July 2006 - June 2007

860 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas = 3,211 native trees

University of Melbourne Green Fleet Certificate 2006-2007 [.pdf]

Total

19,641 trees planted to date


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