Tinhorn Creek Goes Carbon Neutral With Offsetters



    OLIVER, BC, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Tinhorn Creek Becomes Canada's First Carbon
Neutral Winery.
    Purchasing high quality offsets, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has renewed its
commitment to sustainability by becoming the first Canadian winery to take
responsibility for their carbon footprint.
    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been a leader in sustainability since its
inception in 1994 and has developed a thorough emissions reduction program
focusing on their transportation, electricity, and water use. Winemaker Sandra
Oldfield and General Manager Shaun Everest calculated the total greenhouse gas
emissions produced by the winery, targeted areas to cut emissions, and
finally, offset the remaining carbon footprint with the help of
Vancouver-based Offsetters.
    Sandra Oldfield hopes that other businesses in her community will follow
Tinhorn's lead in taking responsibility for their greenhouse gas emissions.
"This type of program is really important to us. We live in this community and
believe we need to be stewards of not only the land, but of the environment
that we share with our neighbours and our guests." Tinhorn Creek has also been
recognized by The Land Conservancy as a partner for ongoing stewardship
through their management practices that protect and preserve local flora and
fauna.
    Offsetters is Canada's first and leading carbon management provider and
has recently been selected by the Pacific Carbon Trust as the first supplier
of carbon offsets to the BC Crown Corporation as well as the first ever
Official Supplier of Carbon Offsets to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and
Paralympic Games. Says Kari Grist, VP of Marketing and Client Relations at
Offsetters "We are particularly proud to work with industry leaders like
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards that demonstrate such a strong commitment and we
believe that this program has great legs."

    About Tinhorn Creek
    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located just south of Oliver, BC in the famed
Golden Mile wine-growing district. With over 250 medals won from competitions
around the globe, their wines have developed a consistent reputation for
excellence.

    About Offsetters
    Offsetters has been helping individuals and organizations understand,
reduce, track and offset their greenhouse gas emissions since 2005. We use
carbon offset funds to develop and invest in high-quality, renewable energy
and energy efficiency projects that would otherwise not take place. Our
ultimate goal is to create a mainstream shift toward clean energy systems that
will get us out of the fossil fuel dependence we face today.
    For project, team, product, and service information, visit
http://www.offsetters.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Offsetters, Kari Grist, VP,
Marketing and Client Relations, (604) 688-6791, kari_grist@offsetters.ca;
Media Contact: Tinhorn Creek, Alexandra Ink, Public Relations, (604) 331-0907,
info@alexandraink.com

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