Blue Green Planet Project is about businesses restoring the planet. As former and current tree planters, we’ve created a nature-based sustainability service company focused on restoring forests in Canada — enhancing carbon sequestration and ecosystem health while supporting rural and indigenous communities.
We use our experience and networks to develop projects and mobilize resources to plant trees that would not otherwise be planted.
We believe in the interconnectedness of things and our commitment extends beyond the planet’s lands. The amazing work of the late Rob Stewart, founder of the Sharkwater Foundation, inspired us to consider the oceans in our mission. His commitment to preserving a keystone species of the planet and educating people is a demonstration of the impact we can each create. His use of video and imagery to share his message inspired us to develop the Tree Planting Film Festival — a celebration of the art and culture of tree planting.
Experience & Stewardship
Our planting efforts are focused in Western and Central Canada. We partner with communities, indigenous groups, governments, businesses and individuals to plant incremental trees – trees that would not have been planted otherwise. We partner directly with Canadian tree planting companies who collectively plant over 80+ million trees a year which means we have the capacity to plant trees at scale.
Meet the Team
Our team is made up of passionate former and current tree planters. We saw first hand the impact that climate change has had on our vast Canadian wilderness, from pine beetle infestation, forest fires, and flooding that changed the face of the landscape.
We were shaped by the transformative experience that is tree planting, and the people and places we saw. Blue Green Planet Project is our commitment to putting back, and a commitment to the future of the planet.
I started planting trees in 1986 and with Summit Reforestation I have participated in planting 675 Million trees throughout Western Canada. With bears, bugs and beautiful people it has been a profound initiation. My classical education is in the humanities with a double major in Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies which is a solid foundation for business. However, my greatest gift in education has been through the forest industry and the community of tree planting.
Now it is time to give back.
Trees have always been there for me; as a child I played amongst them and as a summer student I worked forestry jobs. Since graduating with a geological engineering degree my passion is collaborating with others and forming partnerships to solve tough problems for the benefits of communities and our climate. I have a range of experience including engineering, energy efficiency and renewable energy policy work, elected local governance, and facilitation.
I’ve always been passionate about the environment. Having a background in Forestry and tree planting for many years, I’ve been on the forefront of the reforestation industry. Working with BGPP allows me to focus on the conservation and restoration aspects of our forestry system and feel like I’m actually making a difference in today’s world, and for future generations.
Victoria St Germain
My deep connections to trees began in my backyard with my earliest memories. Being from a family whose business was reforestation, I have experienced the amazing community, the efforts behind planting trees and the effects an individual’s two hands can have. I’m grateful for the three seasons where I’ve planted nearly half a million trees. Building connections between you and our forests is why I’m a BGPP ambassador.