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Support the replanting of critical forests

Replanting our Forests

Regular price $25.00 Sale


Forests are critical in fighting climate breakdown

Forests are the lungs of our planet. The leaves, wood, bark, roots, and even the soil of a forest captures carbon dioxide, a critical greenhouse gas, and binds it into the biological cells, giving us oxygen to breathe and helping balance our atmosphere.

Help our planet by replanting forests. When you buy our $25 package, you directly support the replanting of forests in the Mississippi River Valley - land that has seen 75% of its forests cut down due to human settlement. Learn more

$25 helps support the planting of trees covering 1 acre in this region, and includes an offset of 1 ton of carbon pollution[1]. Our planet needs trees now more than ever - sign up today.

How it works

Simply fill out your information and the number of acres you want to support. Once you complete the purchase, we’ll send you an email and certificate with your purchase information - and you’ll receive a receipt.

More about how we offset your carbon pollution

When you sign up for Clean Commute, CleanChoice Energy invests in the growth of U.S. forests by purchasing carbon offsets.

Carbon offsets fund projects that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.

The carbon offsets we buy specifically support the growth of forests in the Mississippi River Valley. The Valley’s watershed encompasses 33 states and two Canadian provinces and provides fresh drinking water for more than 50 American cities.

It once contained the largest wetland ecosystem in North America, and still to this day, 40% of North America’s waterflow and 60% of all North American bird species migrate along the river. Unfortunately over the last three hundred years, nearly 75% of forests in this region have been cut down due to human settlement.2

Clean Commute can help.

By offsetting the amount of carbon pollution you are putting in to the air by using transportation, you will be helping to replenish the Mississippi River Valley ecosystem and heal our planet for future generations.

The carbon offsets we purchase are from the Green Trees Mississippi River Valley project, which is recognized as the leading carbon reforestation program in North America.

FAQs

How does reforestation offset carbon pollution?

It’s not often talked about, but research3 shows that forests are the best technology we have to combat the rising levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Simply put, trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen; they are often referred to as the “lungs” of our planet. The carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and safely sequestered in their trunks, leaves, branches, roots and even in the forest soil for decades. The well-established value of forests has been documented and researched by scientists for decades. In fact, forests' power to store carbon dioxide is staggering: one tree can store an average of about 48 pounds in one year.

Outside of the monthly cost, are there any charges or fees if I sign up?

No, there are no other fees. The only cost is the monthly cost to offset your transportation emissions. And you can cancel at any time with no cancellation fee.

Will I really be helping the environment?

Yes. Natural climate solutions such as reforestation can help us achieve 37 percent of our climate target set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - which is to limit global warming to a maximum of two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It’s fair to say our climate depends on the growth of forests.4

About CleanChoice Energy

Our mission since day one has been to make clean energy accessible for everybody. With CleanChoice Energy you don’t need to install solar panels or even own your home, apartment, or business space to reduce your impact on the environment. CleanChoice Energy is a Certified B Corporation, a member of the American Sustainable Business Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, and is certified with the highest available rating by Green America’s Green Business Network.

Replanting our Forests for just Regular price $25.00 Sale

References
  1. 1 We calculate carbon pollution and forest impact using the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator: epa.gov
    2 https://www.arborday.org/carbon/project-mississippi-valley.cfm and https://www.nps.gov/miss/riverfacts.htm
  2. 3 The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change? Trees, The Atlantic
    4 Five Reasons The Earth’s Climate Depends On Forests, Climate and Land Use Alliance

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