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“Save the environment with plant food so good, it changes the way people eat,

forever.”

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We are friends of the "plant for the planet project to plant 1 trillion trees by 2030. Therefore every time you buy 1 box we will plant 1 tree through ""plant for the planet project"

 

"Every Plant box plants one tree"

 

We use "Plant for the planet" UN backed environment program

Under this program we specifically use Kasungu Indigenous Reforestation Project

- GPS VALIDATED

Based in Malawi

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Once a month we will update our dashboard so you can see how many trees were planted that month and how much carbon that will take out of the atmosphere this year

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The Highlights

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in Europe the average person produces about nine tons of CO2 per year according to Eurostat

 

Therefor

 

Planting nine trees per month is enough to compensate for the CO2 emissions we produce, taking into account the annual European average of around nine tons of CO2 per person.

 

Or

 

to take into account future growth of carbon emissions, each person would need to plant one tree per year, every year, for each year they’ve been alive and continue to live.

The argument (for those who want some more details)

 

The CO2 generated by an individual over a month is the equivalent of six trees

On average each person produces around six tons of CO2 per year. Although there are large variations between across global regions for example, in Europe the average person produces about nine tons of CO2 per year according to Eurostat.

 

At the recent United Nations Conference (COP25) on Climate Change held in Madrid, countries could not agree on how to limit the emissions of these greenhouse gases. The good news is that while governments are still disagreeing, each individual can take action by planting trees. Planting six trees per month is enough to compensate for the CO2 emissions we produce, taking into account the annual global average of around six tons of CO2 per person. There are several ways to become planters. However, it is demonstrated that reforestation projects managed by professionals, in protected areas and with specially selected species, offer more guarantees. Platforms such as Tree-Nation allow trees to be planted through the Internet.

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/01/23/1974355/0/en/Individuals-Can-Offset-Their-Own-CO2-Emissions-by-Planting-Six-Trees-Per-Month.html

 

Trees take a very long time to grow, and it’s likely that our carbon emissions will continue to go up as the world continues to grow and develop. This means that in order to take into account future growth of carbon emissions, each person would need to plant one tree per year, every year, for each year they’ve been alive and continue to live.

https://ythakker.medium.com/how-many-new-trees-would-it-take-to-offset-our-carbon-emissions-13c78ccb09ab

 

Therefore if your like Kyle and your 32 then you need to plant 32+31+30+29+28+27+26+25+24+23+22+21+20+19+18+17+16+15+14+13+12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1=528 trees. Or simply put … sign up for a subscription service of 4 Peel plant food boxes a week = 16 a month and 192 trees a year and in just 3 short years you will have planted 576 trees. 

 

In short you better get buying some peel plant boxes so we can get planting some trees :)

 

 

The argument continued

 

The CO2 generated by an individual over a month is the equivalent of six trees

On average each person produces around six tons of CO2 per year. Although there are large variations between across global regions for example, in Europe the average person produces about nine tons of CO2 per year according to Eurostat. This is much higher than the CO2 emissions of most developing countries, where an average person produces about two tons per year. These emissions are mainly from transport, industry, power generation and other activities.

 

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/01/23/1974355/0/en/Individuals-Can-Offset-Their-Own-CO2-Emissions-by-Planting-Six-Trees-Per-Month.html

 

So what’s the average mass of a tree? About 2 tonnes. Does that mean we need to plant 19 billion trees per year to offset our Carbon Dioxide emissions? Here’s the good news. Since photosynthesis takes in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and releases all of the Oxygen (O2), we only need to take the weight of the Carbon atoms and subtract all of the Oxygen molecules away from the weight of each tree. So 2 tonnes of tree matter actually removes about 7 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide by converting the rest to Oxygen.

The math:
2 tonnes / (12 / 44) = 7.33, where 12 / 44 comes from the relative weight of the Carbon atom in each molecule of Carbon Dioxide.

Since each tree will remove 7 tons of Carbon Dioxide, we would need to plant about 5 billion trees per year to account for current emission levels.

But wait! We are missing one key variable. We have calculated mass, but we haven’t taken into account time.

Trees take a very long time to grow, and it’s likely that our carbon emissions will continue to go up as the world continues to grow and develop. This means that in order to take into account future growth of carbon emissions, each person would need to plant one tree per year, every year, for each year they’ve been alive and continue to live.

Even if everyone were to do this, the effects of planting each new tree won’t be felt in terms of offsetting the emissions until the tree is fully grown, which could take dozens of years. This is why we need a different solution, even though planting new trees is definitely a viable way to supplement existing efforts.

Time to start saving up some land…

https://ythakker.medium.com/how-many-new-trees-would-it-take-to-offset-our-carbon-emissions-13c78ccb09ab

 

Each tree costs us 22c which we absorb the cost of from our margin

This 22c is tax deductible in Ireland

https://www.plant-for-the-planet.org/en/home

https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/publication/plant-planet-billion-tree-campaign 

 

 

References

 

Plant a billion trees

https://youtu.be/I8Ikk5xqJLw

 

https://www.plant-for-the-planet.org/en/home

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillion_Tree_Campaign

 

How much carbon does 1 tree take out of the atmosphere?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/04/planting-billions-trees-best-tackle-climate-crisis-scientists-canopy-emissions

 

Carbon offset calculator

https://www.tfaforms.com/4667015

https://ythakker.medium.com/how-many-new-trees-would-it-take-to-offset-our-carbon-emissions-13c78ccb09ab

 

New York times

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/climate/nyt-climate-newsletter-carbon-offsets.html

 

National Geographic

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/12/what-are-carbon-offsets/

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/09/news-forests-climate-summit-sustainability/

Forests Are the Forgotten Climate Solution, Experts Say

International environmental groups gathering this week will try to devise a plan to use trees to save the planet.

 

Carbon offset validation agencies

https://www.green-e.org/certified-resources/carbon-offsets

https://www.goldstandard.org/

 

One seed

https://marketplace.goldstandard.org/collections/projects/products/withoneseed-timor-leste-community-forestry-programme

 

Save the trees

 

https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/plant-a-billion/

 

How much CO2 does a tree capture? -https://www.carbonpirates.com/blog/how-much-carbon-do-trees-absorb/

 

Eurostat

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

 

UN report on Climate change

https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/reports#:~:text=The%20flagship%20report%20from%20UN,climate%20change%20come%20up%20short.

 

Useful links

 

UN

 

UN carbon footprint calculator

https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/footprintcalc

 

https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/publication/plant-planet-billion-tree-campaign

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