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Offset your carbon emissions at this new Web site.
Sociology Professor Keith Whitworth, who spearheaded the Purple Bike Program last year, and students have launched envirofootprint.org, a web site that assesses an automobile’s carbon dioxide emissions, translates the figure into laymen’s terms and then calculates the dollar amount you can donate to offset your car’s pollution.
Half of the donations go to the Purple Bike Program and the rest to Plant-It 2020, a nonprofit organization committed to preserving plant life across the globe. The organization was founded by the late songwriter John Denver, coincidentally a Fort Worth native and Arlington Heights High School graduate.
For every dollar contributed to Denver’s cause, Plant-It deposits one maple tree seedling in a region near the equator, where trees grow exponentially faster and can absorb more carbon dioxide. — BA
Contact Whitworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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