Beautifying Education: Starmount Elementary
TreesCharlotte and Urban Offsets joined forces to create a carbon credit bank to benefit several university's carbon emissions goals.
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.
Starmount Elementary is a member of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in south-western Charlotte. It is the proud home of the Owls.
Trees are located around the perimeter of the school grounds. Grouped by the entrance to the west, and far east of campus.
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 449.82 to 549.78 innovative and peer verified carbon credits.
Summer 2016Project created
TreesCharlotte created the Starmount Elementary project.
Fall 2016Planting location found
TreesCharlotte identified planting sites.
Fall 2016Site prepared for planting
The site has been prepared and is ready for tree planting.
Fall 2016Planting event
All trees have been planted for Starmount Elementary.
January 20171st inventory completed
TreesCharlotte completed the first inventory for Starmount Elementary.
March 2017Project registered
Carbon credits are now available for project Supporters.
Starmount 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.