Beautifying Education: Hornets Nest Elementary

 Charlotte, NC 28216
176 TREES / 1,760 CREDITS
Public School Property The project takes place on public school property. Environmental Justice The project supports environmental justice. Volunteer Support Volunteer opportunities are available for this project.

TreesCharlotte and Urban Offsets joined forces to create a carbon credit bank to benefit several university's carbon emissions goals.

Project Owner

Established in 2012, TreesCharlotte is the driving force behind the bold initiative of achieving 50% tree canopy coverage by 2050. TreesCharlotte works tirelessly to address the City’s tree loss from development, protect its forests and native species, and create new green space.


Hornets Nest Elementary is a member of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in northern Charlotte. It is the proud home of the Hornets.

Planting Site

The majority of the trees are grouped around the southern border of campus. Additional trees can be found around the back of the school on the eastern border of campus.

More about this project...

The Beautifying Education Projects include: Hidden Valley Elementary, Hornets Nest Elementary, Starmount Elementary, Hickory Grove Elementary, and Robert F. Kennedy Middle School.

Properly maintaining trees in this project for 40 years is projected to generate 965.46 to 1,180.01 innovative and peer verified carbon credits.

  • Summer 2016
    Project created

    TreesCharlotte created the Hornets Nest Elementary project.

  • Fall 2016
    Planting location found

    TreesCharlotte identified planting sites.

  • Fall 2016
    Site prepared for planting

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

  • Fall 2016
    Planting event

    All trees have been planted for Hornets Nest Elementary.

  • January 2017
    1st inventory completed

    TreesCharlotte completed the first inventory for Hornets Nest Elementary.

  • March 2017
    Project registered

    Carbon credits are now available for project Supporters.

    New Supporter

    Hornets Nest Elementary is accepting funding support.

  • 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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