ISSUE: HOW BIG IS YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT?
Sequester More Carbon
Carbon is stored everywhere. Forests are a store of carbon. Our houses and items we use every day contain carbon. Since the amount of carbon in the world is a constant, when there is more carbon sequestered in long-term sinks such as these, there is less carbon going into our atmosphere.
Forests provide both the materials and most of the energy needed to create paper and other forest products. Well-managed forests are a renewable resource that provides balance to the carbon cycle by capturing CO2 from the air and sequestering the carbon. In fact, an acre of young, healthy trees will produce 4,280 lbs. of oxygen and capture 5,880 lbs. of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year.
Forest products, such as housing lumber and furniture, continue to store carbon during their useful lives. The total amount of sequestered carbon increases as we create more products for a growing population and meet rising standards of living worldwide.
Emissions and Sequestration
The forest industry’s value chain emissions are mostly offset by sequestration in forests and forest products.
Walking In Each Other's Footsteps
Your company depends on the products and services of other companies. The emissions they create then become a part of your company’s overall carbon footprint. So it makes sense to seek out products and services from companies that are actively reducing their own footprints. Paper, because of the industry’s stewardship of global forests, is in many ways a naturally “green” product. To make it more so, paper companies are working to reduce energy use, recover fiber for recycling, reduce waste, and decrease emissions across the board.