As part of the carbon offset program at UGACR, students have the chance to offset the carbon costs of their travel to and around Costa Rica by planting trees that will restore the rainforest habitat. It can sound intimidating, but this week students picked up shovels and got their hands dirty. Trees are always planted in the rainy season, but that doesn’t mean there’s not work to be done now! We weeded flower beds and prepared bags of dirt to be used for the seedlings.
If you’d like to know more about the carbon offset program or even crunch the math, go here. And check out this great video about the program made by John D. Kim last year.