TUI Student Travel (Canada) Group of Companies Neutralizes Carbon Footprint
with Zerofootprint


    
    Zerofootprint Enables Measuring, Management and Offsetting of Carbon for
    All Land Transportation Components of TUI Educational Tours





    
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<p><location>TORONTO</location>, <chron>Feb. 3</chron> /CNW/ -- The TUI Student Travel (<location>Canada</location>) Group of Companies have partnered with Zerofootprint, leading developer of tools to measure and reduce the environmental footprint of individuals and organizations, to neutralize the carbon footprint of all land transportation components of their educational tours for students. All of the Canadian Educational brands (Impact Educational Tours, School Voyageurs and Young Explorers in <location>Toronto</location>, Educatours and Jumpstreet Tours in <location>Montreal</location>) participate in this offset program.</p>
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<p>The amount of CO2 created by motor coach travel during the tour is calculated by Zerofootprint and neutralized with the purchase of carbon offsets, which supports a large-scale forest restoration project in <person>Maple Ridge</person>, British Columbia.</p>
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<p>Both the <location>Toronto</location> and <location>Montreal</location> offices' commitment to the environment goes beyond their office recycling programs. They are travelling more responsibly, more green, and are leading the way by offsetting the carbon emissions of their motor coach trips as part of the Travel Green program.</p>
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<p>"We commend the Canadian TUI Student Travel brands for its carbon strategy of first reducing emissions, and then offsetting them," comments <person>Ron Dembo</person>, Founder and CEO of Zerofootprint. "This action highlights what many companies will be doing in the future - protecting the environment through carbon management."</p>
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<p>Since 2008, this collaboration has offset almost 4,420 tonnes of carbon dioxide; which is approximately the same amount of CO2 emitted from the consumption of over 10,000 barrels of oil or more than 1,800,000 litres of gasoline!</p>
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<p>Committed to being agents for positive change in the educational travel industry, the offset program with Zerofootprint gives TUI's Canadian Educational brands a great opportunity to reduce their organization's carbon footprint and is part of their wider environmental initiative.</p>
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    About Zerofootprint
    
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<p>Zerofootprint is a socially responsible enterprise whose mission is to apply technology, design, and risk management to the massive reduction of our environmental footprint. Zerofootprint operates both in the for-profit and charitable domains through two entities, Zerofootprint Software and Zerofootprint Foundation, using shared technology.</p>
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    http://www.zerofootprint.net

    About TUI's Canadian Educational Brands:
    
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<p>Collectively, Impact Educational Tours, School Voyageurs and Young Explorers (<location>Toronto</location>), and Educatours and Jumpstreet Tours (<location>Montreal</location>) have a great opportunity to effect change amongst the 60,000+ youth that travel with them every year. Committed to young people and to sustainable travel, they will continue to deliver the best possible travel experiences for students.</p>
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    www.impacttours.com
    www.schoolvoyageurs.com
    www.youngexplorers.ca
    www.educatours.com
    www.jumpstreet.com




    

For further information: For further information: Heidi Rosenberg of Nadel Phelan, Inc., +1-831-440-2405, heidi@nadelphelan.com, for Zerofootprint Web Site: http://www.zerofootprint.net http://www.schoolvoyageurs.comwww.schoolvoyageurs.com http://www.schoolvoyageurs.com http://www.educatours.com http://www.impacttours.com http://www.jumpstreet.com

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