By Gary Thomas
Offsetters, a provider of carbon management solutions, and the Canadian Olympic Committee has reported that the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team will make a carbon neutral journey to London.
Offsetters and the Canadian Olympic Committee have collaborated on reducing the emissions related to the Team's journey to London 2012, including mission staff, coaches, athletes and their equipment.
The emissions associated with the team’s journey are being reduced with a suite of high-quality projects that encourage the transformation to a low-carbon future. All these projects are designed to satisfy top standards from Canada and from across the globe.
The Canadian Olympic Committee’s Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General, Christopher Overholt stated that the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team's journey to the 2012 Olympic Games will be free of a carbon footprint because of it partnering with Offsetters.
Offsetters’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer, James Tansey commented that by encouraging the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team, the company aims at educating, inspiring, and engaging Canadians to respond to climate change.
David Calder, 2008 Olympic silver medallist and three-time Olympic rower, informed that Offsetters and the Canadian Olympic Team have taken a great initiativein the right direction. Canadians can be proud in recognizing that the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team will be carbon neutral.
Justin Lamoureux, two-time Olympic snowboarder, commented that since athletes travel throughout the world for competitions and training camps, they want to involve in efforts of reducing the carbon footprint. David Suzuki Foundation’s Team Lead for Climate Change and Energy, Ian Bruce said that the foundation praises the effort taken by the Canadian Olympic Committee in sending a carbon neutral team to the Olympic Games this summer.