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Aquarium volunteers plant trees to sequester carbon

Aquarium volunteers plant trees to sequester carbon

A group of 24 Aquarium Youth Ocean Advocates, adult volunteers and staff recently spent time working with King County Parks to plant 725 trees at Soaring Eagle Regional Park in Sammamish. The Aquarium partners with Forterra to purchase trees and coordinate the effort to plant them in Seattle-area parks and forests to help sequester the carbon output from the Aquarium. 

Seattle Aquarium youth volunteers participate in tree planting event

Seattle Aquarium youth volunteers participate in tree planting event

On January 31, eight high school volunteers from the Seattle Aquarium’s Youth Ocean Advocates program joined teens from Woodland Park Zoo and Pacific Science Center to plant 150 trees, 30 shrubs and 30 understory plants along the Burke Gilman trail.

Seattle Aquarium offsets carbon footprint via tree planting

Seattle Aquarium offsets carbon footprint via tree planting

Through its membership with the innovative Carbon Capturing Companies (or C3) program, the Aquarium recently offset its 2013 carbon footprint via the planting of trees at Soaring Eagle Park in Sammamish.

Seattle Aquarium aims to go carbon neutral

Seattle Aquarium aims to go carbon neutral

In mid-January, through the planting of 82 trees, the Seattle Aquarium offset its carbon output via an innovative program launched in 2012 called Carbon Capturing Companies (or C3).

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