Reforest The Tropics

An applied research program demonstrating climate change mitigation through sustainable farm forestry

Westerly, RI Middle School Forest Update

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This is the 2.5 acre, 5 ½-year old forest established by Reforest The Tropics for the CO2-emissions account of the Westerly, RI Middle School.  In a 25-year contract between RTT and the farmer, this forest is legally dedicated to sequestering and storing CO2 for this school’s account.  So far, it has captured 42 metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent at 5 years of age when last measured.  That’s 92,500 lbs of CO2, the equivalent of 4,625 gallons of diesel used in their school buses offset in this forest.

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