Paul Chartrand's C02 Sequestration via Trees
Visit Paul Chartrand’s new work on display in Centre Court. C02 Sequestration via Trees is an octagonal domed greenhouse, built to mirror the dramatic skylight directly above the court that will house 2,600 silver maple seedlings which he sourced primarily from the Dunnville area and has nurtured over the last few months. He arrived at the number of seedlings by estimating his personal, lifetime carbon footprint (15,116 metric tonnes - the amount of carbon he will generate in his lifetime) and dividing that by the average lifetime carbon consumption of the silver maple. At the end of the exhibition the seedlings will be donated to various local charities and distributed to Conestoga Mall guests for planting.
To celebrate the final weekend of C02 Sequestration via Trees, we will be giving away the Silver Maple seedlings Saturday October 26 and Sunday, October 27 from 11 am to 3 pm while quantities last.
To further highlight the issue of sustainability and to mark the first harvest from our rooftop honey bee program we will also be hosting bee-oriented programming for all ages. Activities include: drop-in information sessions with our beekeeper from Beekeeping it Real and fun activities for the kids with face-painting and bee-themed arts & crafts.