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King County Introduces New Forest Carbon Program

King County’s Forest Carbon Program is a component of the region’s Land Conservation Initiative, which aims to protect existing tree canopy and natural areas, and provide more public parks, biking and walking trails, and open spaces – in the heart of the metro area that your business calls home.

King County Forest Carbon Program from King County DNRP on Vimeo.

UPDATE:

King County is the nation’s first local government to offer a certified carbon credit program that protects local forests.

The county’s new Forest Carbon Program offers local companies the opportunity to offset a portion of their carbon emissions within King County where their employees and their families can explore and enjoy the protected forests in both urban and rural communities.

“We are making it possible for local companies to help us protect forests, confront climate change, and promote healthy habitat right here where their employees live, work, and play,” said Executive Constantine. “Our first-of-its-kind carbon credit program has the potential to be a national model for public-private partnerships that improve the quality of life for people and wildlife in their own backyards.”

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The above is a press release from King County Executive Dow Constantine.  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.  Fun fact: The AE is a digital-only news source and rarely uses paper in our office.  The owner was also born on Earth Day!

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