Monday, April 11, 2005

Carbon Sequestration

We came to an agreement with a landowner to locate our carbon sink on their land. This project will entail planting around 1,500 trees that will spend the next ten years sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere. Currently, Vermont Commons School generates about 71 tones of carbon from its electricity use alone. Over the next month we will be refining our measurements by adding Liquid Natural Gas into our calculations. Then we will update the number of trees we need to plant. This effort combined with our success in lowering electricity consumption will make us a zero emissions building. That is a great accomplishment and the kids should be commended.


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