Have you ever wondered about how you can contribute to a better environment in your own daily life? Maybe you are already aware of the many practical options you have to decrease your families or you own personal “footprint” on the planet. Or maybe you’ve just heard of the things you can do, but haven’t given it much attention yet.
Whether you are active already or not, now there’s a great new way to calculate how much your lifestyle actually “weighs” on an environmental scale. And you can do something with that information right away! It’s called Environmental Credits. It works like this:
- Calculate how many Environmental Credits you use. Use the Carbon calculator and pick the activities that apply to you. To select click:
- Take action!
How do you take action? That is ofcourse entirely up to you. We however can suggest a couple of things. One of the best things you can do according to us (apart of course of reducing the particular activity that’s causing the credit), is to plant a certain amount of trees, depending on your EC “account” (Tree Credits). Try to figure out how many trees you will need to plant depending on your number by useing the chart below. On this site you can find information on global warming “what is it”, and how to grow, plant and preserve your own trees. Another option is to buy a tree voucher for every tree you want planted in your name. This can be done here.
Greenfriends is an organisation entirely run by voluteers. All proceeds will go to charity.
For each tree you plant, providing the tree survives its full uninterrupted lifetime, you can calculate absorption of about one tone. Different trees absorb different amounts, but generally speaking it adds up to about 1000 K.G per life time. When the tree decomposes or is burned in a fire then the carbon dioxide is released again.
So for every tone you produce in a year you need to plant at least one tree, trees will not absorb any great quantity of carbon dioxide in till they reach the age of 15. This will go up greatly the older the tree gets.
If you are planting your own trees it is there for important to double your number of trees that you plant, this offsets trees dying from diseases, the lack of absorption whilst they are still Jung and the possible felling of trees by people.