Oh how my carbon footprint has changed!
Back in the day… I used to commute 60 miles a day to a big office space and fly 100,000 miles a year while eating an enormous amount of meat every day. My carbon footprint today is much smaller, with no commute, an empty-nester-bedroom that we converted to an office/gym, zero flights this year and no meat in my diet anymore.
Regardless, I think we can always do more and I believe it is our responsibility to leave the planet the same (or better) for our children, so to do my part, I’ve adopted several other strategies to move my carbon footprint to net zero (or even net POSITIVE)…
- Since our launch, Impact Capital Partners has planted 24,000 trees with Trees.org
- In 2021, I began utilizing The Ocean Foundation’s SeaGrass Grow Blue Carbon Calculator
- to offset my PROFESSIONAL footprint, and…
- to offset my PERSONAL footprint too.
These are simple and effective programs that you can consider too, so here is a bit more on each + links below…
About Seagrass Grow
SeaGrass Grow is the first and only blue carbon calculator – planting and protecting coastal wetlands to fight climate change. Since 2008, The Ocean Foundation has been involved in many coastal restoration projects and has widely promoted the concept of Blue Carbon — the capacity of the natural ecosystems of seagrasses, tidal marshes and mangroves to take up and sequester large quantities of carbon in both the plants themselves and the sediment below. Recognizing that this concept could help address and mitigate climate change while promoting ocean health, The Ocean Foundation has made an effort to protect and restore these coastal systems while investing in the science and viability of blue carbon. Through this innovative program, individuals or businesses can calculate the carbon footprint of their home, workplace or travel and offset it to restore and protect seagrass.
Read more about our Seagrass Grow Program.
Calculate your carbon footprint with the SeaGrass Grow Blue Carbon Calculator
About Trees For The Future
Since 1989 Trees For The Future has planted over 180 million trees and gained experience in solving the problems people face to survive on degraded lands in more than 60 nations across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Today, Trees for the Future is implementing the scalable and replicable Forest Garden Approach in a focused region to affect measurable change. Trees for the Future is working closely with farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa to establish Forest Gardens – planting 50+ species of trees, dozens of shrubs, fruit trees, and 12+ vegetables on a typical farm.
Read more about our Trees For The Future Partnership.