VANCOUVER, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian anthropologist, best selling author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis will be kicking off his carbon neutral book tour for The SACRED HEADWATERS: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass in B.C. next week and the small carbon footprint is thanks to a sponsorship by Offsetters, Canada's leading carbon management solutions provider.
"We met with Wade last summer as he was finalizing his book, and felt it was important to support his message of conservation in Northern BC with a carbon management strategy," says Kari Grist, senior vice president of marketing and client engagement. "While traveling in BC, Wade is reducing his footprint by staying at BC's first and only carbon neutral hotel (the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria), flying carbon neutral with Harbour Air when possible, and using sustainable methods of transportation to get to as many engagements as he can. What he isn't able to reduce, we will offset with an investment in high quality renewable energy and energy efficiency projects."
Offsetters' sponsorship of a book tour comes on the heels of also sponsoring one of Canada's first carbon neutral films, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, based on Margaret Atwood's bestselling book, now on the film festival circuit.
"By working with leading authors and films, we hope to raise awareness about how everyone can take control of their own carbon footprint by measuring, reducing and offsetting their own day to day activities. We also encourage individuals to make conscious decisions and purchase products or services that have also made the effort to reduce their impact on the environment." says Grist.
Davis will be presenting at the SFU Woodwards Centre for the Arts (March 6), at Royal Roads University and Royal BC Museum (March 7) and Salt Spring Island's Art Spring Performing Arts Centre (March 9) . For a full listing of events and book signing opportunities, people may go to http://www.dmpibooks.com/event/338.
About the Sacred Headwaters
In a rugged knot of mountains in northern British Columbia lies a spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. There, three of Canada's most important salmon rivers—the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass—are in close proximity. Now, against the wishes of all First Nations, the British Columbia government has opened the Sacred Headwaters to industrial development.
In The Sacred Headwaters, a collection of photographs by Carr Clifton and members of the International League of Conservation Photographers portray the splendour of the region. The compelling text by Davis, which describes the region's beauty, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and other inhabitants, is complemented by the voices of the Tahltan elders. The inescapable message is that no amount of methane gas can compensate for the sacrifice of a place that could be the Sacred Headwaters of all Canadians, and indeed of all peoples of the world.
About the Wade Davis
Wade Davis is explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society and is the author of numerous books, including the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize nominated historical biography, Into the Silence, Light at the Edge of the World and The Clouded Leopard. He has lived and worked in the Stikine as a park ranger, guide, and anthropologist since 1978. He and his wife, Gail, own Wolf Creek Lodge, the closest private holding to both the Sacred Headwaters and the proposed site of the Red Chris mine.
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 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 all of Offsetters clients and achievements, visit www.offsetters.ca.
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