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Landscape Results: Carbon Emissions

Rated Landscapes in Alameda County have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 11,797 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). 

For perspective, this is equivalent to the CO2 emissions from: 

  • burning 142 tanker trucks' worth of gasoline, or
  • the energy used by 1,235 homes for one year, or
  • driving 26,555,975 miles in an average passenger car.

To calculate the CO2e emissions reduction impacts of Rated Landscapes in Alameda County, we used the California Air Resources Board's compost emission reduction factor. This calculation includes avoided emissions from composting organics instead of landfilling them, avoided fertilizer and herbicide use, and avoided soil erosion. It does not include carbon captured in the soil, which we have estimated separately.