Compensating with Tropical Trees
95% of all tree-based carbon capture on our planet is done by tropical trees. More than 50% of the average tropical tree's woody biomass is carbon. Tropical trees are active all year long and don't shut down for winter. Some tropical trees can capture as much as 22.6 KG or 50 lbs of CO2 per year, releasing the oxygen component back into the atmosphere, which is why tropical forests are called the green lungs of our planet. Our carbon offset program plants native trees and not commercial species, to ensure that the trees planted protect biodiversity while creating wildlife corridors and habitat. We base all of our carbon sequestration calculations on 18.4 KG or 40 lbs of CO2 removed from the atmosphere per native tree per year, averaged over 10 years. This ensures that our numbers are reliable and that our program is beneficial to the planet as a whole. Together with our self-insurance program, this pro-active tree planting approach covers all the bases for the amount of carbon captured. It gives you instant bragging rights, because you are doing way more than just compensating for your carbon footprint.
How does our Small Business program work?
People are often scared off when presented with the cost of offsetting their business' carbon emissions and end up doing nothing. Our small business carbon capture program is designed to let you do something right now without adversely affecting cash flow. Simply subscribe to plant 20 tropical trees a month for $100, building up a carbon compensation account over time. The trees planted in their first year will capture 1,980 KG, but starting in their second year and on will capture 4,320 KG per year. In 10 years you will have captured over 214 metric tons of CO2 (236 US or short tons) with 2,400 carbon trees planted.
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