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Grow Clean Air Carbon Offsets

 


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Grow Clean Air Carbon Offsets

Our Grow Clean Air program helps individuals and businesses to offset their carbon emissions by purchasing carbon credits from the protection of old-growth trees in British Columbia.

We are proud to offer this program that supports improved forest management practices led by nine Coastal First Nations communities living in the Great Bear Rainforest.

How do Carbon Offsets Work?

Carbon pollution is a serious threat to the Earth’s climate. Trees are one major natural way of absorbing carbon pollution from the air and sequestering it to help fight climate change.

Protecting forests from deforestation and land clearing helps prevent the release of carbon, which the trees have already sequestered – and continue to store.

By implementing ecosystem-based land management practices and reducing the number of trees cut, Coastal First Nations are increasing the amount of carbon stored in the Great Bear Rainforest. Carbon credits are then generated through annual audit measurements of the carbon sequestered because of these efforts.

Purchasing Carbon Credits

A carbon credit is a government-sanctioned certification that one tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) has been sequestered from the atmosphere. Through this program, individuals and businesses can purchase carbon credits by the tonne to offset their carbon emissions. After a credit is purchased, the carbon is retired into the British Columbia Carbon Registry.

Calculate your Carbon Emissions

Use our carbon calculator to find out how many tonnes of CO2 are emitted by your activities, then purchase carbon credits to offset them.

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Supporting First Nations Communities

Carbon credits purchased through our Grow Clean Air program directly support ecosystem-based management practices led by nine Coastal First Nations communities living on British Columbia’s North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii. Whether the goal is to avoid deforestation or improve forest management, the implementation and success of these projects allow the communities to sell carbon credits for revenue, create jobs in sustainable industries and stewardship, and protect their traditional territories.

About the Great Bear Rainforest

The beautiful Great Bear Rainforest spans 6.4 million hectares on the north and central coast of British Columbia. Rich in biodiversity, it is home to old-growth trees, mammals, birds, plants, marine life, and is the traditional territorial land of Coastal First Nations communities, who steward the land.

All photos on this page are courtesy of Coastal First Nations.