Good Earth Cotton is independently certified as carbon positive, meaning its growth actually reduces carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Our farms act as giant carbon sinks and absorb more carbon than they release. That is a good thing.
Mother nature does most of the heavy lifting here – we just give her a helping hand. Good Earth Cotton is carbon positive because our sustainable ecological efficient farming production ensures that more carbon is sequestered into the soil and that less carbon is released from other sources. Good Earth Cotton represents a giant sink which is a long term sustainable solution to global warming.
Our farms act as giant carbon sinks
and absorb more carbon than they release.
Good Earth Cotton is carbon positive.
Nature’s carbon cycle is pretty straight forward. All the land plants on our farms, including our cotton crops play a huge role in controlling carbon levels. Photosynthesis occurs in the cells of microscopic organisms and within the leaves of a plant. They use sunlight, to change carbon dioxide and water into a carbon based sugar which is used for food. Approximately half of all carbon that is extracted from the atmosphere is done through the process of photosynthesis.
Plants are also the primary way that carbon is transferred to soil. Not all of the carbon dioxide that plants suck up for photosynthesis is needed for food. The excess goes down through their roots and feeds organisms that live in the soil. Carbon from the roots and leaves from dying plants are also captured in the soil and is added to the carbon sink. Carbon is the main organic soil component that makes our soil fertile and also helps soil retain water.