Grow Clean Air – Carbon Offsetting
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Our Grow Clean Air program helps individuals and businesses offset their carbon emissions by contributing to carbon credit purchases that help protect old-growth trees in British Columbia.
We are proud to offer this program that supports improved forest management practices led by coastal First Nations communities living in the Great Bear Rainforest.
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 communities 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.
Each carbon credit is a government-sanctioned certification that one tonne of greenhouse gases (tCO2e) has been sequestered from the atmosphere. Through this program, individuals and businesses can help purchase carbon credits to offset their emissions. After a credit is purchased, the carbon is retired in the British Columbia Carbon Registry.
Use our carbon calculator to find out how many tonnes of greenhouse gases (tC02e) are emitted by your activities, then make a contribution towards carbon credits through our Grow Clean Air program.
Carbon credits purchased through our Grow Clean Air program directly support ecosystem-based management practices led by 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.
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, abundant marine life, and is the traditional territorial land of coastal First Nations communities that steward the land.