Acres for the Atmosphere
TreesNC is proud to partner with Acres for the Atmosphere, Polar Bears International ®, the North Carolina Zoological Park, and organizations around the world to plant acres of trees for the atmosphere.
Graduates of the 2009 Zoo Keeper Leadership Camp in Churchill, Manitoba created the initiative Acres for the Atmosphere (AFTA), both for conservation education and to take immediate action. With the continued support of Polar Bears International® (PBI) and American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK), we intend to reduce the prevalence of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth’s atmosphere. Our initiative is designed around three objectives that will enable us to accomplish this goal. We will increase carbon sequestration by greening areas with vegetative plantings or trees, decrease CO2 emissions within our local communities, and raise awareness in our communities in order to curb our carbon addiction. Our program launches year to year in correspondence with each year’s Zoo Keeper Leadership Camp. This year’s campaign starts October 1st, 2014.