Why Trees? Trees are carbon sequesters, they absorb and store CO2 plus, they produce oxygen, purify our air and water. 32% of all greenhouse gases are offset by the land sector, forests provide 90% of the national carbon capture in the US. How many Trees are needed to offset the average American carbon footprint? 1,025 Trees. Each tree absorbs about 31lbs. of carbon dioxide a year.
Carbon offsetting: A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere.
We all produce carbon dioxide (C02) directly or indirectly, when we use products produced using fossil fuels. We directly produce carbon dioxide when we drive a car or take a flight, we also indirectly produce carbon dioxide when we eat food that has been produced with artificial fertilizers and pesticides, (which are made from oil.)
Transportation- walk, bike and carpool
Unplug – Unplug items when not in use
Dry clothes outside
Use LED bulbs and switch to smart appliances
Food – Eat less meat
Shop and support your local sustainable farmer
Shop with reusable bags and use netting bags and waxed cloth instead of plastic wrap for food
Grow a garden