Climate change is happening now
We are dependent on energy for our daily lives. Our cars, homes, computers, vacations and even the food we eat requires energy. The production of energy creates carbon and this carbon is the root cause of global warming.
Why Your Carbon Footprint Matters
We all have a carbon footprint. Our homes, businesses, cars, travel and appliances all use energy. When fossil fuels are burned to create that energy they emit carbon dioxide, along with other greenhouse gases, which contribute directly to global warming.
Climate change is serious problem that is happening now. The last 10 years were the warmest on record and sea levels are rising. A recent White House report warns of increasing storms, heat waves, droughts, wild fires and acidification of the oceans.
This has become an economic issue. The White House report predicts that just 3 degrees of warming will cause economic damages in excess of $150 billion dollars per year in North America alone. If we want to slow the rate of climate change, then we must reduce the impact of our energy consumption and carbon emissions.
“We only get one planet. Humankind must become accountable on a massive scale for the wanton destruction of our collective home. Protecting our future on this planet depends on the conscious evolution of our species.”~ Leonardo DiCaprio in a speech to the United Nations
Tons carbon produced every year by an average North American
Tons carbon absorbed a year by an acre of Empress Splendor tress
Tons carbon sequestered in 50 years by the purchase of 1 carbon offset package
Carbon Offsets – The Natural Choice
To make a serious dent in our carbon emissions we all need to take action. There are only two ways to reduce your carbon footprint: use less energy or find a way to offset your carbon emissions.
Many people are refitting their homes and businesses to be more energy efficient and to use clean energy sources such as solar power. However, even the greenest homes and workplaces still have a carbon footprint. Planting trees is one of the most effective ways of offsetting your carbon emissions.
The Empress Splendor tree sequesters 11 times more carbon than any other tree.
In fact, it is so efficient that the average North American would only need to plant 22 trees to offset their carbon emissions for the next 50 years!
The Environmental Resources Trust measured the amount of carbon sequestered by 1 acre of Empress Trees. They found that Empress trees absorb on average 103 tons of carbon per acre every year. Most trees absorb between 2 and 9 tons per acre per year.
Positive Action for a Better World
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do to really make a difference. Offsetting your carbon emissions is a powerful action you can take to reverse your carbon footprint. This is the only program where you not only offset your emissions you also get a financial return. Watch the video to find out how the unique properties of the Empress Tree make this possible.
The World Tree Carbon Offset Program
Investing in a sustainable future
If you are interested in participating in the Carbon Offset Program please get in touch. We’ll get back to you right away.