In order to slow or stop climate change, we must actively capture and sequester greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, especially including carbon dioxide or CO2.
Carbon sequestration programs can take many different forms. Mogo fights climate change by planting trees, because trees are one of the most powerful carbon sequestration tools in the world.
Sequestering carbon removes CO2 from the atmosphere, helping to limit the warming of our climate. It is this warming that creates instability in our atmosphere, causing severe and extreme weather events and natural disasters at an increasing rate.
But planting trees does more than sequester CO2.
Our trees are planted responsibly in high impact regions around the world. This means all of Mogo’s forests are healthy and designed to facilitate lasting positive impact.
Healthy forests can help prevent or reduce the severity of wildfires. Robust root systems act like an anchor for top soil, which can prevent soil erosion. Keeping a healthy forest floor can prevent or reduce the severity of flooding, create healthy biodynamic habitats for countless land species and water species, and help perpetuate the health of the forest system.
When the world’s forests are healthy and biodiverse, we all benefit.
Trees are incredible tools in the fight against climate change. And our tree planting initiatives go even further. These initiatives create high quality jobs around the world, fund the burgeoning industry of green technology, and set a new standard for corporate climate stewardship in Canada and abroad.
We have built what we believe is the single simplest way for the average person to erase their own carbon footprint—and more—to become climate positive, for free.
Our products build carbon sequestration into their everyday usage, so every time you tap your MogoCard, invest with MogoTrade, refer friends, and more, you’re planting trees in forests worldwide, cleaning the air and creating a better future for everyone, effortlessly.