Grow Clean Air
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Carbon pollution is a serious threat to the Earth’s climate. Trees are one major natural way of cleaning carbon pollution from our air, sequestering it in the ground and helping to fight climate change.
Our Grow Clean Air program allows Canadians to offset their carbon 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 your 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.
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 were planted from 2016 to 2018. 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 program, your contributions went directly to supporting the afforestation of these areas, decreasing habitat fragmentation and providing long term forest ecosystem health. We are now actively involved in acquiring new carbon offset planting sites.
Let’s work together to offset your carbon!