Carbon Sequestration Basics
Carbon sequestration is any process that removes carbon from the atmosphere where it acts as a greenhouse gas and stores the carbon somewhere else.
Pulling carbon out of the atmosphere helps reduce planetary warming and subsequent climate change.
There are two main types of carbon sequestration: geologic and biologic.
- Geologic carbon sequestration locks carbon in geologic formations (rocks).
- Biologic carbon sequestration puts carbon into living things like soils (yes, soil is living!), plants, and aquatic environments.
Explore the following resources to support carbon sequestration:
- Eagle County Climate Action Plan
- Climate Action Collaborative Natural Climate Solutions
- Drawdown Solutions for Land Sinks (with links to more specific solutions)