Barney's introduction

I'm passionate about walking the talk, breaking the silos within sustainability and making pathways relevant for all walks of life (especially heavy industry) to diversify their current standard operating procedures.

What brought you to sustainability?

Through a regenerative portfolio, I'm building resilience in rural locations, providing jobs, research capacity and the protection of globally significant ecosystems. I am currently based in Far North Queensland, Australia, pioneering a venture to restore 527 acres of the world’s oldest rainforest, Daintree.

My team is leveraging next-generation web3 technologies to optimize traditional land management knowledge by delivering organically managed geo-tagged trees in a point cloud dashboard.

Through a biodiversity program, advanced robotics, and cutting-edge R&D, ClimateForce is building a scalable model to diversify land management in the tropics. Encouraging nature-based solutions and building trust in sustainable development for businesses, students, and communities.

Which sustainable actions are you in charge of or have you implemented in your organisation?

I am managing the totality of running a reforestation project whilst keeping the team aligned on reducing their impact through food, technology and energy options.

We are 100% powered off the sun, reducing plastic waste, and plant-based fueled when on the farm.

Which challenges did you meet and how did you overcome them?

Managing a remote business without promixity to water, waste, energy and food services is by itself a challenge. Being a vertical supply chain is hard but a needed model.

What are you most proud of?

Growing a business from nothing. With 9 full time employees now and over 300+ volunteers engaged on our farm space.

What would be your top 3 pieces of advice to the Matcha Initiative users?
  • you are what you eat
  • set boundaries with technology
  • volunteer locally

In which field could you help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?
  • Best Practices Sharing
  • Expertise Sharing
  • Sustainability Career Advisor
Please describe how you could help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?

Supporting the conversation with actions and advice for business leaders, employees and  investors

Barney's 3 main sustainability skills

Biodiversity / ClimateTech / Regeneration

Barney kindly accepts to answer your questions.

If you need additional insights, you can send him a message.