With help from consulting foresters, landowners in KY, OH, WV, VA & TN inventory and sustainably manage their forest to store additional carbon and improve water and forest resources.
MACED documents and aggregates carbon absorbed annually on forestland using international protocols.
All carbon offsets are verified by a third party auditor, validating systems, measurement and records of annual net forest growth.
MACED markets registered offsets.
Thoughtful individuals and groups estimate emissions online and make tax deductible donations to MACED at $15 per metric ton to retire offsets on their behalf. Volume pricing is available for large offsets.
Offset proceeds pay landowners for the carbon stored in their forest.
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What are offsets
Forests efficiently reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere when they grow. Growing trees take in carbon dioxide, which is one part carbon and two parts oxygen. They use the carbon to build new wood and release the oxygen back into the air.
Through the managed forest carbon offsets market, landowners are paid for the amount of carbon dioxide that is removed from the atmosphere by their forests and stored as a building block of new wood. One carbon offset is equal to one metric ton of carbon dioxide, or its equivalent for another greenhouse gas such as methane, sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxide. Greenhouse gasses trap heat from the sun. This is the main cause of climate change.
To see an illustration of how the carbon cycle works click here
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