FAQ's - Why Trees?
1.) Why should I plant trees rather than doing something else?
2.) How much impact does one tree planted by me creates?
- Produces oxygen for a family of 4 per year.
- CO2 emissions of driving a car about 480 kilometers (300 miles)
- Generate cooling effect of 10 room size ACs.
- Restore forests, improve wildlife habitats, rejuvenate rivers
- Provide employment to local communities, ensuring their socio-economic sustainability.
- Carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation
3.) How many trees do I need to plant to offset my carbon footprints?
It depends on your carbon footprints. According to the World Bank, in 2019, the average person in India was responsible for generating approximately 1.9 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. This is lower than the global average of 4.9 metric tons of carbon dioxide per person and significantly lower than the average emissions of people in many developed countries, which can be upwards of 20 metric tons of carbon dioxide per person.
As a general rule of thumb, it is estimated that one mature tree can absorb around 22 kgs of carbon dioxide per year. To offset 1.9 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, you would need to plant approximately 39 trees in your lifetime.
A Family of four need to plant around 150 trees over their lifetime to offset their carbon footprints.