Carbon Sequestration of Eastside Neighborhood Trees
This material was originally developed as part of the Carleton College Teaching Activity Collection
through its collaboration with the SERC Pedagogic Service.
This project seeks to investigate the science of carbon sequestration of urban trees so as to evaluate whether there would be potential benefits to the public for reducing GHG emission to the atmosphere. The central question this project seeks to answer is: how many trees are needed in the Eastside Neighborhood of Northfield, MN in order to absorb all carbon dioxide emitted by human activities in the residential area. In answering this question, the team will investigate social, economic, legal, and political dimensions of this carbon sequestration of trees in the neighborhood.
- to understand the science of carbon sequestration;
- to understand economic, legal, political, and social dimensions of urban forest which are meaningful not only for human residents but also for a whole host of living animals and insects; and
- to understand dynamic linkages between science and society relating to urban forest and carbon sequestration.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
Project Guidelines (Acrobat (PDF) 120kB Apr28 09)