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Carbon Sequestration

& Nature-Based Solutions

Circular Economy & Climate Change Certificate of Completion Program

Course Overview


May 1-3, 2024

Nature-based solutions (NBS) through forestry and land use improvement account for the largest proportion and growth of carbon credits. Understanding carbon measurement in a forest, voluntary and regulated carbon markets, and how nature-based carbon offsets are developed is integral to supporting a net-zero strategy for any organization. The Carbon Sequestration & Nature-Based Solutions professional certificate course will provide you access to knowledge, case studies, and tools to navigate climate change challenges for your organization from any level.

This course is uniquely structured for learners to engage in experiential, impact-based education. You will plant a section of the Long Point Eco-Adventures forest based on a sustainable forestry plan with features that add to the carbon uptake at the site. By the end of the 3-day course, you will have highly sought-after knowledge and hands-on experience…and you will have created a positive impact!


Learning Outcomes

  • Net-Zero Carbon Targets, Planning and Measurement Tools

  • Circular Economy Strategies towards Net-Zero Carbon Targets

  • Carbon Markets, Regulatory Frameworks, and Voluntary Offsets

  • Carbon Sequestration & the Role of Nature-Based Solutions

  • Measuring and Calculating Carbon Uptake in Forests


Impact-Based Approach

Located in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Long Point Eco-Adventures was a 37-acre tobacco farm--a hidden gem overlooking the beauty of the Turkey Point Marsh. We have created an unforgettable learning experience while positively impacting the community and the environment. This program includes classroom instruction, experiential learning on-site and the opportunity to leave a lasting impact at the Long Point Eco-Adventure forest.



What's Incuded

All course costs and materials for the 20-hour McMaster University Certificate of Completion


  • 3-nights in a private bunk, yurt, or cabin* (see accommodation details)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee/snacks

  • Class Dinner

  • Tools necessary for outdoor activities

  • Free evenings and afternoons to explore local activities and restaurants


*Accommodations with two pieces (toilet/sink), bathrooms and private outdoor HOT showers.

**Proper attire, including footwear, is required.


Our Past Speakers

Who Should Attend

Participants must hold or be completing a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college, hold a relevant certificate in sustainability from a recognized university, or have equivalent professional experience. 

Past Attendees

Educational Background


Bachelor of Commerce, College Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Environment Studies, Bachelor of Engineering, Master's in Engineering, Master's in Business Administration, Master's in Chemistry.

Renewable Energy, Fashion, Architecture, Agriculture, Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Steel, Cement, Construction, Higher Education, Environmental Consulting, Municipal Gov't, Provincial Gov't. Federal Gov't, Standards Development, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG).

Total Fees*
CAD $2,250 +HST
*fees include tuition, accommodation and meals as listed above


Process Engineer, Continuous Improvement Manager, Engineering Project Coordinator, Director of Capital Projects & Strategic Services, Project Manager, VP Sourcing Operations, Director of Environment and Business Excellence, Marketing Manager, Product Development Manager, Sustainability Consultant.

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“This course has broadened my perspective on topics such as carbon sequestration and carbon offsets and the advantages of effective application of such solutions.  The idea of carbon offsets is very innovative, and it was so enlightening to see how more countries have grown towards accepting it and implementing it on bigger scales across the world. We went into the forests to measure their carbon mass. Taking significant decisions to improve the forests to support its wildlife and being one step closer to a net-zero planet is a life-changing journey. Everyone who was a part of this course was super friendly and approachable, yet an adventurous bunch! I had the time of my life and still got to have an academic experience like none other.” 

Rishwa Thakkar | Student at McMaster University Bachelor of Humanities 

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