VANCOUVER, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - By clicking onto www.offsetters.ca, visitors to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games can calculate their carbon footprint for attending, and offset their footprint by purchasing carbon credits immediately online.
Offsetters, the Official Supplier of Carbon Offsets to the 2010 Winter Games, created the online calculator to help raise awareness. Spectators attending the event will account for nearly half of the entire green house gas emissions attributed to Games related activities.
The Offsetters carbon calculator allows users to easily discover the climate impact of their travel, event and accommodation choices when coming to experience the 2010 Winter Games. With just a click of a mouse, users can purchase offsets from the 2010 Legacy Portfolio - a portfolio of clean technology projects, created specifically for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.
In its goal to host a carbon neutral 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Vancouver Organizing Committee, together with Offsetters' will work to reduce a minimum of 118,000 tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere, thereby offsetting "direct" emissions from the Games by the same amount. VANOC and Offsetters will also work to offset an additional estimated 150,000 tonnes of "indirect" carbon emissions from the Games. The indirect carbon emissions, will be created by, spectators, guests, sponsors and partners of the 2010 Winter Games and therefore it is important that everyone attending take responsibility for their own offsets.
The 2010 Travel & Accommodation carbon calculator can be found online at www.offsetters.ca. Also online, Offsetters provides information about the collaboration with VANOC for the 2010 Carbon Partner Program, information about the 2010 Legacy Portfolio, 2010 Winter Games carbon facts and more ideas on how people can do their part to help make Olympic and Paralympic history in the hosting of carbon neutral 2010 Winter Games.
SOURCE Offsetters Climate Solutions
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