Planeta Verde - Planting Trees for Carbon Offset
Planeta Verde is a group of tropical tree planters working at neutralizing CO2 emissions. With the help of donations, their business plants and maintains tropical trees in association with land owners and plantations dedicated to reforestation in the Orinoco River basin of Colombia. Planeta Verde uses biology and established scientific facts to create real carbon offsets. Planting tropical trees directly reverses climate change and global warming. The average tropical tree sequesters 50 lbs or 22.6 kg of carbon per year, with more than 50% of its woody biomass made of carbon. While other trees sequester carbon, none are as efficient as tropical hardwoods. The average North American car produces some 12,100 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, and Planeta Verde provides you with a way to offset some or all of your carbon footprint. You can fund the planting of 250 tropical trees for $399 and your car will be carbon neutral for 10 years. Planeta Verde also offers a variety of tree planting gifts to share with others.