Deakin University – Blue Carbon Lab
#BlueCarbonArmy: Education by immersive wetland citizen science
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Education category
The HSBC Blue Carbon Citizen Program, funded by HSBC, Deakin University and Earthwatch, educates Australia's corporate executives in climate change knowledge, empowering them to build a sustainable future and value Australia's coastal ecosystems.
By swapping suits for gumboots and providing an immersive experience into coastal wetland research, the BlueCarbonArmy connects executives with nature, leading to scientifically-documented sustainable behaviours. The engagement of the participants in coastal research builds scientific trust to support nature-based climate solutions in Victoria.