I’ve never heard of The Conservation Fund, but through some now-forgotten web-wandering (perhaps via the press release on that huge new land acquisition by the Nature Conservancy from International Paper?), I discovered their web page, and, even more interesting, a simple calculator for estimating the amount of carbon you and your household are putting into the atmosphere annually based on energy use (electricity, propane, natural gas, petrol, the whole shebang).
I had thought John and I were doing a pretty good job of having low energy usage, and maybe we are for our neighborhood, but the calculator shows it would take dozens of new trees to counteract our carbon production.
Where’s the checkbook? These folks will get them planted for me!