Climate Change and the Role of Tropical Forests
- Free classes on climate change and the role of tropical forests.
- A school forest on a farm in Costa Rica with animals, birds and trees.
- A sign with your name on it.
- Capture and store 20 tons of CO2 each year for your greenhouse gas account.
- A 25-year agreement with the farmer.
- The farmer benefits from selling some of the production from the managed forest.
- Your forest is managed by the staff of RTT. A free CO2-emissions inventory done by your students under RTT guidance establishes a baseline for your school or classroom. Can you become greener?
- E-mail reports and photos for your class.
- Watch the forest habitat grow.
- Monkeys, Toucans, Armadillos, Parrots and more!
- Participate in our research to develop a better forest.
Walking in the forest allows students to see more than just the trees.
- The SEMI program at New London Public Schools forest is changing as the trees grow
SPONSOR A CARBON-OFFSET FOREST FOR YOUR SCHOOL
A pasture to a forest in less than 6 ½ years A research forest in Costa Rica
We are very interested in species of trees that can fill in under our forests as we harvest/thin the larger trees. This is our approach to developing the RTT forest model that can achieve our goals of long-term income for the farmer, and carbon storage. Here are examples from under-plantings of Gavilan in a 2010 forest. They are straight so far.
Because we know the growth characteristics of these tree species, we can design forests that may better meet the stakeholders needs, namely, the sequestation needs of US emitters who sponsor forests, income for farmers on whose pastures we plant the forests, and the others such as wildlife and the rest of the biome..