Off-set Your Travel Emissions
HeartLands Conservancy is teaming with MidAmerica Airport and The Good Traveler to give you an opportunity to donate to offset your carbon and green house gas emissions from Air Travel. Your donation will be used by HeartLands Conservancy to sequester carbon dioxide through habitat restoration, habitat acquisition, and forestry projects, such as:
Brushy Lake: Restoration of forested wetlands and wet meadows to support Black-Crowned Night Herons in the Collinsville area. Restoration activities include planting new trees, removing detrimental exotic plants, and restoring the wetland.
Poag Sand Prairie: Restoration of the historic prairie conditions in the Edwardsville/South Roxana area, including removing detrimental plants, seeding a new prairie, and installing small wetlands for amphibians.
Community Forestry Program: HeartLands Conservancy works with local governments to increase tree canopy in communities in the region. This helps reduce the heat island effect, filters air pollution, offsets carbon, and supports community pride and stability. The organization is working with communities throughout the region to plant trees in appropriate places, and also trains volunteer tree stewards to assist with the care and monitoring of these trees to ensure their survival.
In the Spirit of Choice
You can make a direct impact on the local environment by off-setting your carbon and green house gas emissions from air travel.