Every journey begins with a single step. We all know that. At EarthColor, we wanted to step up our commitment to protecting the world’s forests and at the same time reduce our own carbon footprint. Our association with the Appalachian Carbon Partnership (ACP) gives us the perfect opportunity to do both – to think globally and act locally.
The ACP is a program of the Mountain Association of Community Economic Development (MACED). For the last 35 years, they’ve worked with small landowners, family tree farmers and others in the southeastern Appalachians to support their efforts for sustainable forestry and provide opportunities in an area that’s economically distressed.
The 1,000 metric tons of carbon offset credits EarthColor purchased from ACP in 2014 was a great start. The funds we paid to reduce our carbon footprint went directly to help support the people who are doing the work of sustainably managing thousands of acres of our forests. Their continued work will go a long way toward saving the forests in our own backyard and mitigating climate change for generations to come.
If you want to learn more about the work ACP is doing to support local tree farmers and their families and save our southeastern forestlands, and you’re looking for ways to begin your own journey to protect the world’s forests, visit www.appalachiancarbonpartnership.org
Our work with MACED / ACP is one example of how EarthColor partners with environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) to protect the Earth and promote sustainability. You will find others highlighted in our 2015-2016 Sustainability Report. If you’re interested in receiving a copy, please fill out the form here.