Carbonzero launches online carbon offsetting tool for federal election candidates



    TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Carbonzero released an online tool today giving
Canadian federal election 2008 candidates from all parties, the ability to
make their individual campaigns carbon-neutral. "We've made this really
simple" said CEO Kate Holloway at Carbonzero. "We calculated the average
greenhouse gas emissions of a candidate's campaign, by calculating the
reasonable use of fossil fuels for electrical, heating and air conditioning
for the campaign headquarters, and vehicle use for the candidates, volunteers
and staff."
    The candidate offset purchase is equivalent to 5 tonnes of carbon
dioxide, and will be directed to projects that replace dirty fossil fuels with
clean energy sources such as wind, solar, recaptured energy, or projects that
reduce fossil fuel combustion altogether.
    Projects selected for Election 2008 offsets all meet or exceed
Carbonzero's high standards for quality accountability and transparency.
Canadian energy efficiency projects have been chosen for this purpose, that
will create green-collar jobs, increase our technological innovation and
stimulate our international competitiveness.
    Carbon-neutral candidates will receive a digital carbon offset
certificate and graphic from Carbonzero to promote their investment in our
environment, to voters.
    To offset or learn more, candidates may visit:
http://www.carbonzero.ca/election2008

    About Carbonzero

    Carbonzero is the leading provider of high-quality, renewable energy and
energy efficiency voluntary offsets and corporate greenhouse gas management
services. Since 2006 Carbonzero has led the way in setting the leading
industry standards for measurable, verified emissions reductions. Carbonzero
selects its offset projects from applicable solar hot water developments,
solar electricity, community and First Nations wind farms, geo-exchange
system, and social housing retrofits. Carbonzero projects produce measurable,
verified emissions reductions that provide their host communities with clear
environmental, economic and social benefits.





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