For second year, Offsetters partners with CFL to make the Grey Cup a
climate friendly event
VANCOUVER, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Before all the cheerleading, touchdowns
and spectacular passes, Offsetters, Canada's leading carbon management
solutions provider, is huddling with the CFL to make the 99TH Grey Cup in Vancouver, BC, a climate friendly event.
For the second year in a row and as a part of the Canadian Football
League's (CFL) Green Drive program, (an initiative developed in 2007 to
minimize the environmental impacts created by the Grey Cup), Offsetters
will work closely with the CFL to measure and offset emissions
generated by this year's Grey Cup game.
To calculate the event's carbon footprint, the team at Offsetters will
examine a number of factors, including the emissions produced by
heating and electricity for BC Place on game day, and the emissions
associated with air travel to Vancouver by the teams and officials. The
99th Grey Cup emissions will be offset with high quality carbon offset
credits from Offsetters.
"We're happy to be working with the CFL to make Canada's largest annual
sporting event climate friendly," said Kari Grist, senior vice
president marketing and client engagement, Offsetters. "Vancouver is a
city known for its ambitious sustainability agenda and low greenhouse
gas emissions per capita, and it's an honour to help the CFL share
their green story on the national stage."
Over the years, Offsetters has worked with a number of large-scale
sporting events and teams, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games, the 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix, and the 2009
BMO Vancouver Marathon. Currently, Offsetters is a sponsor of the
Canadian Olympic Team.
CFL fans can calculate their own travel emissions and learn how to
reduce their carbon footprint by visiting www.offsetters.ca.
Offsetters is Canada's leading carbon management solutions provider, based in Vancouver, BC.
Founded in 2005, the company helps organizations and individuals
understand, reduce, and offset their climate impact. Offsetters invests
in high-quality projects that achieve tangible reductions in greenhouse
gas emissions and was the first official supplier of carbon offsets in
the history of the Olympic movement (Vancouver 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games). Offsetters is proud to assist leading
organizations manage their carbon footprints including Harbour Air,
Vancity, and Aimia (formerly Groupe Aeroplan). For more information and
a full list of Offsetters clients and achievements, visit www.offsetters.ca.
About the Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League is our league. It's built on a tradition as
proud, staged on a field as broad, and played at a pace as exciting as
the country we are proud to call home. Our championship game, the Grey
Cup, is the biggest single annual sporting event in Canada. The 99th
edition will be played on November 27, 2011 in Vancouver, British
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