The Finger Lakes InstituteA Green Facility. Sarah A. Meyer Community Outreach Coordinator. Efforts of the Finger Lakes Institute. To promote research To educate To create an awareness To provide resources to learn To foster environmentally-sound development practices To share knowledge.
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The Finger Lakes InstituteA Green Facility
Sarah A. Meyer
Community Outreach Coordinator
…may be signs of climate change
Whole House Annual Energy Use
for Geneva, NY
produces 25,735 lb. of CO2
= About 12 tons
In the Northern Hemisphere, an average tree will remove 1 ton of CO2 from the atmosphere over a 40 year period.
480 years for one tree to absorb!
Not too many trees live that long!
One acre of forest can remove and store about 19,000 lbs of CO2 each year.
Start planting by the acre!
1,760 lbs of CO2 per acre per year
Northeast, white and red pine
9,826 lbs of CO2 per acre per year
Northeast, Willow Tree Hybrids
10.7 tons CO2 per acre per year
TOTAL: 5211 kWh/yr
7,295 lb. CO2 per year!
It would take 144 years for one tree to absorb it all!
For residents, business leaders, and policymakers
A balance of historical renovation
and energy conservation
House Temp. 68
Outside Temp 95
Ground Temp 55