Plant Trees to Sequester Carbon - $15.00
Carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming and subject to the Kyoto Protocol. Carbon emissions from deforestation, the burning of fossil fuels, changes in land use, and other human activities are increasing, while the earth's ability to soak up, or "fix" the carbon, is decreasing because of ocean and forest changes.
Reforestation is a way to help restore the balance. Planting trees, especially quick-growing native trees that will not be logged or burned, removes carbon from the cycle and sequesters, or "fixes" it within the wood itself.
Purchase of this Gift That Gives More™ plants 30 native trees in the Monarch Reserve in Mexico. These fast-growing, tall, thick trees, will sequester 1/3 metric ton of carbon each (at a conservative estimate). After progressive thinning, half the trees will remain, sequestering 5 metric tons of carbon and removing it from the atmosphere for as long as the trees stand.
The types of trees are chosen based on the individual site's requirements, and are drawn from: Pinus pseudostrobus ("Pseudostrobus Pine"), Pinus greggii ("Greggii Pine"), Pinus michoacana ("Michoacan Pine"), Cupressus lindleyii ("White Cedar"), and Abies religiosa (Oyamel Fir").
Forests For Monarchs is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and managing forests in Michoacán, México and beyond. Forests For Monarchs works closely with its partner Forests For Monarchs-Mexico, which has accomplished the planting of 4.5 million trees through 2009 in and around the Monarch Biosphere Reserve and its buffer zone in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Forests For Monarchs is dedicated to forest restoration and promoting sustainable forest management in Central México to benefit the people and other creatures that depend on the forests, as well to assure a healthy planet for future generations.
Upon purchase, you will receive an automated e-mail with a link to a full-color certificate of acknowledgment that you may print and frame for display or gift-giving. Adobe Acrobat Reader, or equivalent .pdf viewing program, is required to open the file. The certificate makes a great "instant" gift for an honored colleague, family member or friend.
Please note: Your purchase is tax-deductible in the U.S.A., and you will receive a receipt from GreaterGood.org for your taxes. 100% of this gift goes to Forests For Monarchs as a grant through GreaterGood.org. GreaterGood Network stores do not receive any profit from the sale of this Gift That Gives More™; we bring it to you in the spirit of the greater good. GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.