Monday, October 6, 2008

Those "Externalized" Costs

One tree provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control and recycles $37,500 worth of water over the course of a 50-year lifetime.

~ The Trust for Public Land

How many times do I have to say it...until somebody, anybody hears me? Okay, good. It's about RETURN ON INVESTMENT and sometimes those returns don't fit into simple formulas. Planting a $5,000 tree creates a $100,000 return over fifty years. That is wealth creation, qualitative growth.