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Southern Quebec Afforestation Project (SQAP)

The Southern Quebec Afforestation Project (SQAP) integrates a unique visual land art concept based on artwork by First Nations artist Eruoma Awashish from Opiticiwan Reserve, an Atikamekw Community.

The project was created in 2014 to plant on abandoned lands in the historical and pastoral landscape of South-Eastern Quebec.

The Southern Quebec Afforestation Project is publicly listed on the CSA CleanProjects Registry and has been 3rd party verified under ISO-14064-2 by Fournier Toupin CPA Inc. The project was created in 2014 to plant on 15 abandoned lands (or not properly regenerated) in the historical and pastoral landscape of South-Eastern Quebec and will sequester a portion of Southern Quebec’s atmospheric carbon for at least 50 years. With a total project area of 75.9 hectares and more than 146,000 trees planted, this project is one of the largest of its kind in the region.

The Project has also integrated a unique visual artistic concept. Having selected Quebec–based First Nations artist Eruoma Awashish from Opiticiwan Reserve, an Atikamekw Community to create original two-dimensional artwork inspired by the theme of the environment and the fight against climate change. This work is being reproduced in the form of an art installation, which can be viewed from the air and from space by satellite.

Carbon Zero Certified
Project Type

Afforestation

Standard

ISO-14064-2

Availability

Fall 2016

Vintage

2015

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