Carbon Cycling Objectives

FREdome offers a shared way forward to solving economic, employment, natural resource and environmental issues.

Our world is in desperate need of radically new thinking. FREdome recognises that in grass-roots communities there is a vast untapped resource of collective ingenuity, goodwill and good sense.

We promote powerful, joined-up ideas conceived, identified and developed at grass-roots.



Our flagship is Operation OASIS - a carbon cycling project

A massive problem

We currently operate a consume-and-dump economy, whose growth is based upon relentlessly accelerating over-consumption of a diminishing supply of carbon resources, which then accumulate as CO2 in the air, pollution in the seas and land-fill.


As we continuously deplete and pollute our planet the economic systems built on our primary industries are beginning to falter with potentially catastrophic results.


In order to become sustainable, we need to recycle excess CO2 back into resources. How? With a natural process that we all learnt about in school – photosynthesis!

Carbon cycle ignored

Trees and crops turn CO2, water, nutrients and sunlight into carbohydrates, which is what food and fuel are made of! We all know this but few in power or on the ground have made this simple link.


Since our access to mass carbon fuel resources has been through mining and extraction, the only solution to our problem that has been given credence is Carbon Capture and Sequestration – dumping excess CO2 in tunnels under the earth and sea!


All this adds up to a great short-term future for the mining industry – but what hopes for the rest of us?

Carbon re-use!

Let’s start by shifting the dialogue about carbon emissions from limiting or capturing them, to viewing them as a resource and converting them back into the very things that we are using up and running out of.


This process is an alternative to capture and sequestration and is being called Carbon Re-use. The only known model for carbon reuse is the tree.

Plant trees

What is becoming clear is that rainforests can only be rainforests when they are connected to a source of airborne moisture from the sea. If you cut trees off from their source of moisture its game over – a whole continent will turn to desert. (Archaeology shows, for example, that the vast Sahara and Australian bush were originally forested.) What we need to do is to restore the coastal trees so that they can induce a moist microclimate and we can undo the damage we have inadvertently done to our planet.