First in Canada - two Ontario car dealerships to give car buyers a way to offset vehicle emissions

    Cleanairpass offers a compelling incentive for businesses to get credit
    for going carbon neutral and help make a difference

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Cleanairpass is now making it easier for
businesses to help consumers make a small but significant difference to the
environment, as a result of a partnership with two Ontario based car
    Oxford Dodge in London and Provincial Chrysler in Windsor are the first
car dealerships in Canada to provide a carbon neutral cleanairpass for every
owner that purchases a new or pre-owned vehicle. The 'carbon credits' will
effectively offset the carbon emissions of the vehicle in the first year.
    Cleanairpass Inc. President Bryce Conacher estimates the dealership
program will offset 15,000 carbon emissions in the first year and provide a
way for consumers and businesses to become more proactive about environmental
    "We need to provide a practical way for companies and consumers to get
involved and make a difference," says Conacher. "The cleanairpass program
focuses on ways to reduce emissions from vehicles. I can't think of a better
way than for car dealerships and automobile manufacturers to take a leadership
role in this area. Dealership owners, like James and Elizabeth Bennett, are
leading the way and are a good example of what individuals can do."
    Through the cleanairpass program, carbon credits are purchased to
'offset' the amount of greenhouse gas of about 5 tonnes emitted by an
automobile driven an estimated 20,000 kilometers a year.
    "Our partnership with cleanairpass does three important things," says
James Bennett, President, Oxford Dodge Chrysler in London. "First, it empowers
our customers to take responsibility for their personal vehicle's emissions.
Second, it adds significant consumer clout to the effort to stop major
manufacturing emissions. And third, it financially supports renewable energy
producers and other projects that reduce air emissions. As individuals and
business leaders, we can make a difference."
    All credits are sourced and verified. Initially the credits will go
towards helping support a tire recycling facility in Quebec that helps reduce
greenhouse gas emissions through the transformation of used tires from cars
and trucks into rubber carpets and other products rather than using newly
sourced rubber. As the program grows, other Canadian projects will be


    Cleanairpass is one of the first companies in Canada to provide a
practical way for individuals and businesses to help stop global warming and
create a cleaner planet, through the purchase of carbon credits. All carbon
credits are registered and verified.

    What is a carbon offset and how does it work?

    A "carbon offset" is a quantified unit of the carbon dioxide equivalent
equal to a one tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. When you buy an
offset you are paying for someone else to reduce your emissions for you by
investing in projects that are designed to reduce greenhouse gases. The number
of carbon offsets required to achieve carbon neutrality is determined by the
amount of carbon emissions a particular activity like driving a car produces.
Carbon offsets are sourced from verified projects that reduce greenhouse

For further information:

For further information: Bryce Conacher, Founder & CEO, Cleanairpass, O.
(416) 704-2023, Email:,; Marjorie
Wallens, MJWCommunications, O. (416) 961-5924, C. (416) 708-3783, Email:

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