Forest Service Teams with Nonprofit Foundation to Combat Global Warming
"People have an opportunity to contribute to the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests -- not only by countering climate change, but also by replanting forests for the benefit of future generations."
- Gail Kimbell, Forest Service chief
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Forest Service is teaming with a nonprofit foundation to allow consumers to participate in a voluntary program to "offset" their carbon dioxide emissions.
Under the new program, known as the Carbon Capital Fund, consumers can "offset" their carbon emissions by investing in projects on national forests to plant trees and improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat and help restore public lands damaged by natural disasters such as wildfires.