Deforestation is one of the biggest components of climate change, accounting for about 20% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. For this reason, re-greening the planet will be just as important a component of stopping climate change as cuts to fossil fuel consumption. Our forests extract CO2 from the atmosphere and capture it within the trees: 14 tons per hectare, annually. The carbon impact of purchasing one share in The Generation Forest is about equivalent to changing to a vegetarian diet. Just 10 shares are enough to offset a person’s entire lifetime carbon emissions.
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