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 according to the Tree Canada Carbon Protocol.
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.
We strive to achieve the highest level of carbon offsetting standards. We guarantee:
We will work with you to achieve Carbon Neutral Status and promote your sustainable business practice. Once you complete a full accounting of your carbon emissions using a third-party contractor and purchase equivalent trees in our program to offset your carbon, we will provide you with a Carbon Neutral certificate.
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 get you to 100% carbon neutral status!