The Carbon Forest

Selecting “offset your flights” always felt too easy.
How could I ever comprehend my carbon emissions, flying Sydney-Singapore-New York, premium economy, return, for a business trip?

That’s 9.9 tonnes of CO₂e.
15 Eucalyptus viminalis seedlings to sequester one tonne.
149 trees.
2 full days’ planting: the land’s degraded and drought’s made it dry.

Now they’ve just got to be looked after … for the next hundred years. If there are no more really bad bush fires. Which there almost certainly will be.
Just for one traveller — on one trip — that next time I’ll insist it be done via videoconference.

Film: Adam Sébire
Additional footage: Natasha Sebire

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