The average American has a carbon footprint around 20-tons of CO2. Numerous strategies are being pursued to mitigate these climate-changing emissions, including carbon capture and sequestration.
One way to accelerate such efforts is to create markets for sequestered CO2 byproducts. Of course if the CO2 can be turned into a useful substance of some sort, it could be put into insulation or building materials, laid in roads, etc... However, if the byproducts do not have useful physical properties, they could just be formed into "green sculptures" or simply packed into them as filler. Creations could be statues, fountains, birdbaths, landscapes, mobiles, etc.
People would simultaneously improve the aesthetics of their property and enforce their commitment to the environment, beauty, and the arts. This could offset a significant portion of a person's carbon footprint while motivating the carbon storage industry and creating jobs for artists.
CATEGORY: Energy / Environment / Business Idea
IDEATION: Oct 24, 2008