Dawson to offset two years of carbon footprint by planting 30,000 trees

April 22, 2020

Dawson College has announced that they will plant 30,000 trees this spring in summer to offset two years of the school’s carbon footprint. The project will reforest approximately nine hectares of land, an area equivalent to 17 football fields, and half of the trees will be planted on marginal land in Nicaragua through Taking Root. “Our investment will also directly support four farmers by increasing their income and building sustainable livelihoods,” said Chris Adam of Dawson’s Sustainability Office. “We are currently deciding on the placement of the other 15,000 trees [and] are now well set-up to maintain our carbon neutrality through a current partnership with reforestation not-for-profit Taking Root.” Dawson (QC)