After a little bit of googling, I found that the average American gives of about 54 pounds of carbon a year.
The average tree sequesters 10 pounds a year.
So, if people plant around 6 (maybe more just for fun?), they could offset their carbon emissions (of course there are also other emissions like methane – and it's not just the cows we eat that give it off).
I'm going to make it a goal to plant 6 trees this year. Somewhere. Somehow.
I guess this oil spill is realllly getting to me. Makes me really sad. But things like this make me happy. There's hope.
At the end of the Cradle to Cradle book, they ask you to think back to what the world was like 100 years ago. Crazier changes have occurred, and I imagine in the next 100 years, we will have some crazzzzzzy changes, too (for good).