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A half hectare of forest – that is what it needs to neutralise the CO2 emission of one person, annually.
To visualise the scale of this area, the tree trunks around us are painted blue.
Imagine yourself in the middle of a large ballroom, worthy of a palace. The sun shines through its canopy of foliage and we hear the soft rustling of leaves and the chirping of birds.
Our elixir of life, the air we breathe, supplies our lungs with oxygen. Oxygen that is needed by our body to burn carbohydrates. The energy thus released is used to dance and to maintain the necessary vital functions.
But we are rushing, and emitting far more CO2 into the atmosphere than the plants around us can absorb. Our daily electricity consumption, and our activities like driving cars, or buying exotic food and clothes from distant countries, are the reasons why each human being is responsible for the emission of 6 tonnes of CO2 per year on average.