Protecting Price Park - Pilot

 Greensboro, NC 27410
Historical Significance The planting site holds unique historical values that are protected. Environmental Justice The project supports environmental justice. Volunteer Support Volunteer opportunities are available for this project. Pilot Project This is one of the first community projects piloted in early 2017.

Urban Offsets, the City of Greensboro and Greensboro Beautiful joined forces to build the city’s first community carbon bank. The carbon credits from this project will help Elon University meet its carbon neutrality goal as part of the university’s Sustainability Master Plan.

Project Owner

Incorporated in 1968, Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 volunteer organization which partners with the City and citizens of Greensboro to conserve and enhance the beauty and ecology of their community.


Located between the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Library Branch and Jefferson Elementary, Price Park is protected by the City of Greensboro. It houses a Butterfly Meadow and several walking trails.

Planting Site

The project trees are located along the driveway to the Kathleen Clay Library. More can be found up the hill along Hobbs Road.

More about this project...

This project serves as a proof of concept for the Duke Carbon Offset Initiative's Urban Forestry Carbon Offset Protocol and is one of the first community-based carbon projects in the country.

  • Summer 2016
    Project created

    Greensboro Beautiful created the Price Park project.

  • Fall 2016
    Planting location found

    Greensboro Beautiful identified planting sites.

  • January 2017
    Site prepared for planting

    The site has been prepared and is ready for tree planting.

  • February 2017
    Planting event

    All trees have been planted for Price Park.

  • March 2017
    1st inventory completed

    The City of Greensboro completed the first inventory for Price Park.

  • March 2017
    Project registered

    Carbon credits are now available for project Supporters.

  • March 2017
    New Supporter

    Elon University is a new supporter of the Price Park project.

  • March 2017
    Fully supported

    The Price Park project has been fully supported.

  • 2nd inventory completed

    The second inventory date is 12 months after the planting date.

  • 1st peer verification started

    Peer Validation will occur 12 months after the planting date.

  • Submitted and Finalized

    The review will then be submitted.

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