Oak Openings Carbon Offset Fund
Question: How much carbon does an average U.S. resident produce?
Answer: In 2012, U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were 20.8 metric tons of CO2.
Question: How many trees would need to be planted to sequester one year’s worth of carbon for one person? How much prairie would need to be planted to sequester one year’s worth of carbon for one person?
Answer: For the average person, it would take 10 trees or 25 acres of prairie to sequester 1 year’s worth of carbon from CO2 emissions.
With the rise in awareness and concern about the effects of climate change, we encourage you to consider making a contribution to offset the carbon you produce.
Click on the donate button below to provide funds to the Oak Opening region Green Ribbon Initiative. These funds will be used in restoration projects such as prairie installations and tree plantings by the partners of the Green Ribbon Initiative.