About BGPP

Who Is BGPP?

Blue Green Planet Project is collective of tree planters who have decided to step up our efforts to give back. Our mission is planting trees for carbon drawdown and to contribute to forest health while giving 20% of our profits to ocean ecology projects.
Our planting efforts are focused in Western 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 200 million trees a year which means we have the capacity to plant trees at scale.

Our first initiative to raise funds for planting is Coffee for Climate.

We host the annual Tree Planting Film Festival to celebrate the art of planting through the art of film and music.

Building momentum every day towards solutions.

Meet the Team

Tim Tchida

Tim Tchida

CEO

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.

Tel: 250-847-1114

Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Operations

Trees have always been there for me; as a child I played amongst them and as a summer student I worked forestry jobs. Now, I am acting to secure the benefits that forests bring to people and to help stabilize the climate.

Tel: 250-847-3143

Gavin Van Elsberg

Gavin Van Elsberg

Development

I planted trees for 2 years, planting over 150,000 trees across BC and Alberta. For me, planting was an adventure and a way to connect with nature, but it became so much more. Tree planting is about community,  the act of giving back, reconnecting with nature and environmental stewardship. BGPP is an opportunity to do all of the above, while giving back to the planet in a meaningful way, one tree at a time.

Tel: 416-655-2422

Allison Johns

Allison Johns

Ambassador

I grew up appreciating and exploring the wilderness in NW Ontario. After six seasons of tree planting in BC my love for forests continues to grow. With a forestry diploma and an environmental management degree I’m so grateful to be involved in an initiative that gives back to the planet and shares the same values as I do.
Anthony Sou

Anthony Sou

Ambassador

Planting brought me a sense of community that shaped who I am. In the three years that I’ve planted, I’ve learned how much “change” happens in our lives and how much control we can have; in ourselves and on our planet. BGPP allows me to continue to be involved in the world that’s made me who I am and to give back.
Jared Underwood

Jared Underwood

Ambassador

I have an undeniable connection to everything in the world around me. A dreamer and a fighter motivated to do what’s right. Passionate, climate conscious, and eager to act.
Emily Rutherford

Emily Rutherford

Ambassador

I’ve been a tree planter for two years. The planting community has been a huge part of my growth as a worker and human being. I love tree planting and am so excited to be giving back to Canadian forests through BGPP.
Victoria St Germain

Victoria St Germain

Ambassador

Planting trees for the past two years has changed my whole mindset and way of life. I value giving back and working together to do so. BGPP is another way to bring us together to make a change and I am so grateful to have another opportunity to meet others who are like-minded.
Sebastian Gadzinski

Sebastian Gadzinski

Ambassador

I went out west to plant trees to help pay for my education and ended up loving it so much that I went for another two years. I still want to give back to the earth, so I joined BGPP to help find local businesses who also want to give back.
Nicole Strevens

Nicole Strevens

Ambassador

Tree-planting makes the rest of your life feel easy”- this is what my t-shirt says. I’ve endured three strong years of tree planting amidst the best people in my life, and my experience has taught me that it doesn’t just make the rest of my life feel easy, but possible. BGPP is how I plan to make a real change and meet others who value the same mission of giving back.
Henry McKenzie

Henry McKenzie

Ambassador

I’ve planted trees for two summers: from B.C. to Manitoba. I love tree planting for the camaraderie, the intensity, and the roaring campfires. Working and living outside, I’ve been confronted by the reality of our changing climate. I’ve joined the BGPP to act on climate change, and because I believe in the benefits of properly managed forests.
Jake Tchida

Jake Tchida

Ambassador

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.

David Prus

David Prus

Ambassador

I planted trees for the last 3 summers. Initially,  I considered the challenge of planting as a way to prove myself, but after my first season, I realized that planting trees was a lot more than that. It has taught me much more than I could have imagined and has shaped me into the person I am today.
Riley Tchida

Riley Tchida

Ambassador

I’ve been around planting most of my life; I started planting at 16. What I love about planting is what I love about BGPP… you actively get to see your hard work rewarded. Tree planting has taught me that if you work hard and surround yourself with good people you can achieve your goals. This is what we are doing at BGPP working hard, surrounding ourselves with good people and achieving our goal to make change; one tree at a time.
Correne McGregor

Correne McGregor

Finances

I was born and raised in Smithers where I continue to live with my husband, cat, and dog. I have a Diploma in Management Studies with a focus on accounting. I love camping, snowmobiling, and travelling anywhere with lots of sun.

Tel: 250-847-1113