We work to mitigate climate change through sustainable forestry and long-term, verifiable carbon sequestration. We have developed a comprehensive and holistic forestry model to offset CO2 emissions by converting deforested tropical lands to biologically and economically sustainable new farm forests. Our forests fix and sequester CO2 each year for long-term storage. Forest sponsors can claim the CO2 that is sequestered in our forests to offset the emissions generated by their business or family activities. We have over 50 years of research experience in tropical forestry plantations and partnering with local farmers.
We make it easy for your business to reach it's sustainability goals while making your carbon-balanced products more attraMore Details
Our model is not simply a “plant a tree” program, rather it is a scientific approach to develop a biologically and economiMore Details
To make a tangible contribution to
through education and applied research
on carbon-offset farm forests in the tropics.
We presently balance the CO2 emissions of over 96 participants with more than 500 acres of carbon-offset forests on 13 sites in Costa Rica. We manage forests for individuals and organizations including:
The Superior Nut Company, Connecticut College, Home Depot, Mohegan Sun Casino, Curtis Packaging Company, Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative, Triumvirate Environmental Corporation, and other various universities, public schools, faith based institutions, private foundations, and many different families.
We use a mixed-species forestry model in order to promote biodiversity, create habitat, and reduce risks associated with tree loss from pests and diseases. The species have been carefully selected, based on decades of research. Some species excel at long-term carbon sequestration while others are added to provide income for local landowning partners. We periodically thin our forests in order to avoid stagnation and ensure that the forest plantations remain productive. The logs that are felled in these necessary thinnings are provided to our local partners for sale on the market. Local partners are able to earn an income from their forested land, which slightly exceeds the profit potential of cattle farming on the same land.