Carbon Neutral Olympics
The 2012 Canadian Olympic Team’s travel to London will be carbon neutral. Announced yesterday at a press conference in Vancouver, Arc’teryx athlete snowboarder Justin Lamoureux was named as the reason why the 2010 Olympic Winter Games went carbon neutral. Quick to pass the credit along to the David Suzuki Foundation and other athlete members of the “Play it Cool” program, Justin did acknowledge that the partnership with Offsetters is important to Canadian athletes. “This is an issue that means a lot to athletes. We fly all over the world for training camps and competitions and we want to do everything we can to minimize our effect on the environment.”
Offsetters is Canada’s leading carbon management solutions provider. The Olympic team’s travel emissions, including athletes and their equipment, coaches, and mission staff, are being offset with a mix of high-quality projects that promote the shift to a low-carbon future. All projects are developed to best in class standards from Canada and around the world.
“The David Suzuki Foundation applauds the Canadian Olympic Committee’s commitment to send a carbon neutral team to London this summer. Many of our athletes are first-hand witnesses to the effects of climate change on their sports and therefore represent much needed champions for the collective action needed to make our communities green and healthy.” said Ian Bruce, Team Lead, Climate Change and Energy, David Suzuki Foundation. Kudos to the Olympic team, Offsetters and a big thanks to Justin!