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Grow Clean Air

WHAT IS GROW CLEAN AIR?

Grow Clean Air allows Canadians to offset their emissions through the planting of native trees in Canada. Whether for individuals or companies, carbon offsets (tCO2e) are calculated based on tree growth. We calculate the number of trees needed to be planted to offset the emissions from: 

  • Companies or organizations

  • Events or conferences

  • Flights trains or cars

  • Energy consumption

How can I offset my emissions?

With our Carbon Calculator, you can instantly find out how many tonnes of CO2 are emitted by your activities. You can then make a contribution in trees for the planting of our Grow Clean Air planting site according to the Tree Canada Carbon Protocol.

How can my company/organization offset their emissions?

Companies and organizations can offset portions or all of their emissions through our Grow Clean Air program. Carbon neutral status involves accounting for all direct and indirect emissions by including additional emissions not built-in to the Carbon Calculator (e.g. paper usage, waste disposal, and outsourced activities). Tree Canada will provide a Greenhouse Gas Emission Assessment Report and will plant trees according to Tree Canada’s Carbon Protocol

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About the GCA Planting Site

We pay close attention when selecting Grow Clean Air planting sites to ensure they are eligible to create carbon offsets. This means planting sites create real reduction in greenhouse gases.  Each site must be inactive land with proof that it has not supported trees for a minimum of 20 years prior to planting.

Just over 30 hectares in the Great Lake St Lawrence Forest Region will be planted. Much of this region was cleared for agriculture multiple generations ago. This has in many cases left open fallowed landscapes where agriculture has ceased and no regeneration of forest can occur.

Through the Grow Clean Air, your contributions go directly to supporting the afforestation of these areas, decreasing habitat fragmentation and providing long term forest ecosystem health.