Sarran Forest, France

Real impact takes real changes

Long live sustainability

Sarran Forest, France

Long live sustainability

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NO GREENWASHING

Use our calculators to estimate your emissions and learn practical ways to take action.

Carbon offsetting is the idea that we can cancel the impact of our emissions if we invest in projects that reduce or store carbon elsewhere. But to make a real difference, we have to make real changes. That’s why our approach to forestry is different. At EcoTree, we don’t offer quick wins and carbon credits. Instead, we invite you to make a lasting commitment. Because trees grow, flourish and sequester CO2 over decades, not when you press purchase.

How you can make a difference

There are three simple steps you can take to make a positive impact

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Calculate

Ever thought about your own carbon footprint ? Our calculators are a fun way to raise awareness and find where you can make changes.

Commit

Once you've worked out your emissions, you can take action to reduce them and join our growing community of tree owners.

Communicate

Spread the word. Share online. Tell your friends. It's through collaboration that real change can happen.

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Calculate

Ever thought about your own carbon footprint ? Our calculators are a fun way to raise awareness and find where you can make changes.

Commit

Once you've worked out your emissions, you can take action to reduce them and join our growing community of tree owners.

Communicate

Spread the word. Share online. Tell your friends. It's through collaboration that real change can happen.

The different implementation phases

Why contribute to protecting the forest?

Where carbon offsetting can feel like a quick solution, trees and their wood provide a lasting approach to carbon capture.

Photosynthesis

Forest ecosystems recycle carbon and play a major role in balancing the planet’s climate. The process of photosynthesis sees trees absorb carbon from CO2 in the atmosphere and store it in their trunk, branches, roots and leaves. They then release oxygen back into the air to help the world breathe.

Absorption capacity

The EcoTree story started in France. The annual carbon absorption capacity of French forests is estimated at 70 million tons of CO2 equivalent – that’s 15% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. A five-cubic-metre tree can absorb the equivalent of four flights to and from Paris and New York for a single passenger.

Vital carbon sink

Forests are one of the world’s greatest carbon sinks. Carbon is stored in living biomass, like tree trunks, plants, leaves and roots, as well as the dead biomass on the ground. In total, it is estimated forests store 8 billion tons of CO2 equivalent worldwide, second only to the planet’s vast oceans.

Long-term sequestering

After a tree is felled, its wood continues to store carbon. That CO2 – captured while the tree was growing – even remains stored through the lifetime of any product made with the wood. It can stay there for many decades and even hundreds of years.