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Can a local effort really make a global impact?

Yes it can, one tree at a time.

Our projects focus on local needs first – all with the belief that enough such initiatives will have a global impact.

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Why plant trees?

Over millions of years different ecosystems have established patterns of carbon flows through the global environmental system. Now human endeavors are changing this natural exchange of carbon between the atmosphere, oceans, and terrestrial ecosystems, primarily as a result of fossil fuel burning and changing land use. As a result more carbon dioxide is accumulating, with atmospheric concentration increases more than 28 percent over the past 150 years.

Forests constitute the front line in the battle against climate change. Trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, compensating for some of the GHG produced by cars, power plants, and factories. The world’s forests trap as much as an estimated 638 billion tons of carbon.

It is stored in biomass - trunks, branches, foliage, roots, and so on - and in soil. Clearing forests not only eliminates these CO2 absorbers; cutting and burning trees and disturbing the soil also releases stored carbon into the atmosphere. According to estimates, deforestation accounts for at least 20 percent of annual global carbon emissions.

It also depletes natural resources and has a devastating impact on local and global biodiversity. Land conversion is the single greatest cause of terrestrial species’ extinction.

Forests also prevent natural catastrophes.

They stand as a bulwark against the otherwise devastating destruction of mud avalanches, tsunamis, soil erosion, droughts, and storms.

What happens when you plant a tree with GreenLife?
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You are not just planting a tree;

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Why invest in offsets?

For every carbon credit that you buy from GreenLife CO2 (GCO2 ), you get one ton of emission reductions achieved in reduction processes and sustainable energy solutions. Reforestation initiatives, wind farms, biomass plants, hydroelectric projects, methane capture, plastic recycling – whatever project we propose we will ensure it is verified and certified. Count on it.

Our GreenLife CO2 team can afford you access to premium offset projects being developed by GreenLife Society and their long-standing partners.

Global contacts, quality assurance know-how, experience with every aspect of handling carbon credits from registration to retirement – our experts’ have all the skills required to put together the perfect purchasing package for you firm.

What we’ve done lately

One offsetting project currently underway in northern Namibia aims to plant 10,000,000 million trees in the next 25 years.

Another project on the islands of Andaman and Nicobar, India, is all about recycling plastic. With no other means of disposal, islanders burn plastic or first dump it in landfills and then burn all the refuse. We have set up a plastic recycling unit aimed to prevent this air pollution.

In a third initiative, also on Andaman island, we are planting mangroves to replace those destroyed by the 1994 tsunami. These carbon credits are especially important because mangroves have such a powerful impact on the local society and environment. They protect ecosystems on land and in the sea, as well as human communities.

Though some of our social and environmental projects do not earn carbon credits, they certainly provide much-needed support to their beneficiaries:

Dugong, whale sharks, turtles, river dolphins, primates, and other endangered species – our wildlife projects strive to protect these and other animals. And our conservation projects do the same for coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangrove forests, and other habitats.

These conservation efforts include training people to perform all the many tasks that such protection entails and conduct education programs.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you wish to sponsor such a program or want to learn more about packages tailored to your company’s needs.

For more information please visit:

Linkbild Korallen THE CORAL REEFS PROJECT
www.greenlifesociety.org/
Linkbild Mangroven MANGROVE PROJECT
www.greenlifesociety.org/
Linkbild Schildkr�te THE SEA TURTLE PROJECT
www.greenlifesociety.org/
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