EarthColor is proud to partner with the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), a 35-year-old nonprofit organization that works in eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia to create economic opportunity, strengthen democracy and support the sustainable use of natural resources.
Through the purchase of Appalachian Forest Offsets Appalachian Carbon Partnership (ACP), EarthColor is supporting responsible forest management in Central Appalachia. Our partnership demonstrates how carbon trading can benefit Appalachian landowners and forests while mitigating the effects of climate change.
EarthColor is committed to responsible forestry and reducing our carbon footprint. We are excited to partner with MACED and support American landowners and sustainable forest management in the Appalachian Mountains. We hope that this partnership demonstrates to other businesses across the U.S. that supporting sustainable forestry through carbon trading is a sound business decision and an important choice in reducing climate risk.
MACED’s Appalachian Carbon Partnership program currently has 47 landowners enrolled owning over 28,600 acres of forestland in Kentucky and Virginia. There are an additional 25 landowners who are actively pursuing enrollment in those states, with another 300 landowners covering over 185,000 acres in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia who have shown interest in the program.
The Appalachian Carbon Partnership was created to promote sustainable forest management. It has successfully built on the growing market for carbon offsets to provide the economic help family forest owners in Central Appalachia need to implement sustainable management on their land. The money from the offsets goes directly to family forest owners who have made long-term commitments to practice sustainable forest management, benefiting families and forests for generations to come.