Our Carbon Offset Program
The Southern Plains Land Trust’s network of shortgrass prairie preserves protect not only biodiversity, they can help you offset your carbon footprint by protecting grasslands that sequester carbon to protect the Earth’s climate. The prairie is the inverse of the rainforest – most of the biomass in rainforests is above-ground in lush vegetation and tall trees, while most of the biomass in the prairie is below-ground, in the native grasses’ thick roots that stretch many feet deep and form dense mats. Less vulnerable to impacts from drought and fire, the prairie’s underground carbon sink makes grassland preservation a stable and long-term approach to addressing climate change.
Offset Your Rally Footprint
SPLT recently partnered with the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) to enable participants of Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference in Raleigh, NC to voluntarily offset carbon emissions from travel. They were offered at $20/metric tonne and 100% of the proceeds will be allocated to furthering SPLT’s mission of creating and protecting a network of shortgrass prairie preserves.
All carbon credits sold for Rally 2019 will be 2019 vintage. SPLT will deliver these serial-numbered credits to LTA via retirement through the Climate Action Reserve Registry after the close of Rally 2019.