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U of U Humanities School Helping to Save Rainforests in Costa Rica

U of U Humanities School Helping to Save Rainforests in Costa Rica



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(KSL News) The University of Utah will help save rain forests in Costa Rica to offset greenhouse gases released by the school.

The U estimates it emits more than 562,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year from energy used in its buildings and vehicles.

In order to lessen the impact, the school of Humanities will buy $16,000 worth of "carbon credits"--money used to preserve rain forest.

The City of Salt Lake is following a similar plan, donating money to buy rain forest land each time a city employee flies to offset the emissions from the plane.

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