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Former MPs Partner With Carbonzero on Green RideShare App for Toronto

TORONTO, June 7, 2016 - “Can Fans be their own ‘Uber’ and save greenhouse gas emissions? We think yes.” Says EventRide CEO Rod Bruinooge. “If there was ever a time that rides could be fulfilled by fans instead of fulltime drivers in Toronto it is on gameday.”

The hope for ride-sharing has never really come to fruition, as companies like Uber, Lyft and others realized early on that the only way to service low demand destinations was by hiring drivers and effectively becoming ride-hailing companies. This is where EventRide stakes its key difference, by focussing only on high demand destinations, allowing true ride-sharing to be realized.

Fans can now rideshare with each other thanks to EventRide, a new rideshare app aimed at sports and concert events. After downloading the EventRide app, sports fans are presented all games and concerts in their area that they might want to go to.  They can then either offer a ride or request a ride to the game.  

"Fans share a community like no other group, and with that community comes trust. Our service will enable fans to be environmentally responsible by helping to reduce cars from the road and potentially earn carbon credits for their team" said Lawrence Toet V.P. of Business Development and former Member of the Environment Committee in the House of Commons.

EventRide will be working with Toronto based Carbonzero who will coordinate the greenhouse gas reduction project and application for issuance of carbon offsets.

“We applaud EventRide’s ingenuity in finding creative and social ways to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, to help combat the effects of climate change,” says Dan Fraleigh, COO of Carbonzero. “EventRide will utilize ride data collected with their new sports fan ride share app to quantify what emissions EventRide users have saved through using their service”.

EventRide launches in Toronto at the Spadina location of CSI on Tuesday June 7th at 10:30 a.m. and is available for download at www.eventride.com

Contact media@eventride.com
or Media Relations Coordinator Mike DeLuca at (204) 295-0661.

EventRide and Carbonzero help Sports Fans Become an 'Uber' to Save the Environment.

"Can Fans be their own 'Uber' and save green house gas emissions? We think yes," says EventRide CEO Rod Bruinooge. "If there was ever a time that rides could be fulfilled by fans instead of fulltime drivers, it is on gameday."

WINNIPEG, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The hope for ride-sharing has never really come to fruition, as companies like Uber, Lyft and others realized early on that the only way to service low demand destinations was by hiring drivers and effectively becoming ride-hailing companies. This is where EventRide stakes its key difference, by focussing only on high demand destinations with critical mass, allowing the dream of true ride-sharing to be realized.

Fans can now rideshare with each other thanks to EventRide, a new rideshare app aimed at sports and concert events. Fans can only login with their Facebook account, providing all users confidence in who they are matched with for their rides. The question of whether fans can fulfill their own ride requests, can be answered by the critical mass of people who all leave their neighbourhoods at the same time for the same destination.

"We are focused on a niche, and it is one that can have significant benefits for the environment. For every ride shared, a car is left at home. EventRide will be quantifying the carbon offsets created by fans and will be able to supply them to their home team," claimed Rod Bruinooge who is a former Federal Politician.

"We applaud EventRide's ingenuity in finding creative and social ways to reduce Green House Gas emissions, to help combat the effects of climate change," says Dan Fraleigh, COO of Carbonzero. "EventRide will utilize ride data collected with their new sports fan rideshare app to quantify what emissions EventRide users have saved through using their service".

EventRide brings rideshare to all North American cities and towns and is available for download at www.eventride.com

SOURCE EventRide.com

Italy's number one selling wine in Canada is now Carbonzero Certified!

This April, every bottle of Santa Margherita's signature Pinot Grigio supports Tree Canada and comes deliciously paired with plantable basil

TORONTO, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - In honour of Earth Month, and with continued commitment to sustainability at home and abroad, from April 1st - April 26th Santa Margherita will donate 50 cents from each sale of their celebrated Pinot Grigio in Ontario and British Columbia to support the efforts of Tree Canada in building sustainable forests in local communities across Canada.

"Sustainable practices have always been a distinctive trait of Santa Margherita's wine production from grape to shelf, " says Federico Trost, Sommelier and Export Manager, Santa Margherita. "We take great pride in producing high quality, sustainable wines while taking steps to lower our carbon footprint in all our processes, from how we harvest our grapes, to how we produce and deliver our wine."

The partnership with Tree Canada, a national organization that develops programs that build and maintain urban and rural forests, brings Santa Margherita's leadership in sustainable practices to Canadian soil.

"We are excited to have partnered with a leader in sustainable practices and are impressed with Santa Margherita's efforts to use their influence in Canada to inspire local action," says Mike Rosen, President of Tree Canada.

Along with the donation, Santa Margherita has paired each bottle of Pinot Grigio with a neck tag made of plantable basil paper for Canadians to start a garden of their own.

With a long history of sustainable practices that include agricultural policies that have required large-scale investments in renewable energy sources and energy-saving projects, Santa Margherita has taken their commitment a step further by producing the first and only Carbonzero Certified wine in Canada - meaning that the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from production and distribution of this product line has been removed and/or offset by investment in environmental initiatives.

"We applaud Santa Margherita's efforts to monitor, reduce, and offset their carbon footprint across the entire product from the vineyard, to production, to distribution," said Dan Fraleigh, Carbonzero COO.

Carbonzero, a Canadian leader of corporate carbon management strategies and solutions, and a provider of carbon offsets, found that Santa Margherita's Pinot Grigio has a carbon footprint of 1.67 kgCO2e/bottle, which is below the average footprint for a bottle of wine (approximately 2.2 KgCO2e/bottle).

Santa Margherita's ongoing initiatives include producing renewable energy from solar and biomass, the recycling of waste byproducts, and the manufacturing of their own bottles. Last year alone Santa Margherita reduced emissions equivalent to 197 barrels of oil, diverted emissions equivalent to 46.3 tons of landfill waste, and minimized emissions associated with packaging and travel.

To offset what could not be reduced, Santa Margherita purchased 3,388 tonnes of carbon offsets through several high-quality Carbonzero projects in Canada.

About Santa Margherita
Santa Margherita arrived on the world winemaking stage with its introduction of the first Italian Pinot Grigio in the early 1960s. From its beginnings in Veneto, the company has since expanded to other regions of Italy to produce wines of great variety. Santa Margherita's Pinot Grigio is sold in over 70 countries around the world and represents the number one selling 750ml bottle in Canada. It has been joined by their popular sparkling Prosecco and Chianti Classico and they continue to expand their offerings to meet the tastes of Canadian wine-lovers.

About Tree Canada
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to growing better places to live by encouraging the planting, protection and care of the trees where Canadians live, work and play. For over 20 years, Tree Canada has offered technical expertise, education, funding, and resources to green-thumbed individuals, groups, governments, and corporations. Trees are warriors against climate change, absorbing carbon, producing oxygen, and naturally cooling our cities. Tree Canada has planted more than 80 million trees, greened more than 550 schoolyards and have helped in the greening of urban forests in over 500 communities across the country, leaving a legacy that is benefitting all Canadians. Its eleventh national urban forest conference will take place in October, 2014. Learn more at www.treecanada.ca.

About Carbonzero
Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero helps organizations, governments and individuals prepare for the low carbon economy by aiding them in assessing, reporting, and reducing their emissions. Our approach, tools and services ensure that our clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities. Learn more at www.carbonzero.ca

SOURCE Santa Margherita

For further information:
Lisa Bodnar/McKenna Wild
Environics Communications
416-969-2831/416-969-2774
Lbodnar@environicspr.com / Mwild@environicspr.com

Mucci Farms becomes Canada’s First Greenhouse with Carbonzero Certified Facilities & Fleet

ONTARIO - September 13, 2013 - Mucci Farms, a greenhouse vegetable producer/packer/shipper, has announced that two of its facilities are now Carbonzero Certified, also acknowledging that it is the only greenhouse to achieve this status in Canada.

Mucci has partnered with Carbonzero to achieve Carbonzero Certification for the Mucci Pac and REMASCO facilities, as well as emissions from Mucci Pac delivery fleet, according to a press release. Mucci worked with Walker Environmental Group and Carbonzero to determine the carbon footprint from such activities as electricity, natural gas fleet delivery vehicle usage to help reduce its environmental impact.

To further take responsibility for its carbon footprint, Mucci has acquired high-quality, Ontario-based carbon offsets to neutralize the footprint of the Mucci Pac and REMASCO facilities. Through their greenERhouse™ program, Mucci has implemented several green initiatives, including: reducing emissions by 5% a year from 2011-2015, using alternative fuels, recycling plant growing media, usage of an automated energy and sustainability tracking software and becoming independently certified for not growing genetically modified foods.

“Given the scale and intensity of our modern greenhouse operations, it is only right for our employees, customers, and local community to demand, and incumbent upon us to implement bold measures to account for and minimize our environmental impacts,” said Jim Gallant, VP Operations & Engineering at REMASCO. “Such burden Mucci Farms most willingly and gladly accepts while leading and promoting our industry by doing so.”

“Our greenERhouse™ program is taking the most important first steps of measuring and understanding how everything we do as a company including our practices, products, and packaging, impact our environment and our carbon footprint,” said Joe Spano, VP of Sales at Mucci. “By doing so, we can now manage it and reduce it. This Certification is a tremendous achievement for the entire Mucci Farms team and I would like to offer my congratulations on a job well done.”

Walker Environmental Group, who was instrumental in the collection of data and calculation of the footprint, congratulates Mucci’s Group’s achievement in obtaining Carbonzero Certification. “Calculating the greenhouse gas impact of business activities will allow the group to use carbon as a driver for continuous environmental improvement and is a great compliment to their new greenERhouse™ program,” commented Mike Watt, VP at Walker Environmental Group.

“Carbonzero has helped many organizations advance their sustainability initiatives by becoming carbon neutral,” said Dan Fraleigh, Chief Operating Officer at Carbonzero. “What we’ve seen from working with the Mucci team is that they’re passionate and dedicated to looking at all aspects of their business to enhance sustainability. As a result, Carbonzero is proud to work with such a socially responsible partner in Mucci Farms.” - See more at: http://www.andnowuknow.com/quick-dish/mucci-farms-achieves-carbonzero-ce...

For further information please contact:

Jim Gallant P.Eng
VP Operations & Engineering
REMASCO
1746 Seacliff Dr.
Kingsville, Ontario
N9Y 2M6
Cell: (519) 999-4678

Evan DiValentino
VP, Sales & Marketing
Carbonzero
416-640-8900 ext. 3012
evan.divalentino@carbonzero.ca

Kyle Monteith
Team Lead, Carbon Neutral Services
Walker Environmental Group
905-680-3694
kmonteith@walkerind.com

Carbonzero helps Loop Initiatives ‘walk the talk’ to carbon neutrality

Carbonzero is pleased to have been selected as the official carbon offset provider for Loop Initiatives. The partnership will allow Loop Initiatives to offset the 2012 greenhouse gas emissions associated with employees of the sustainability consulting firm.

Based in in Toronto, Ottawa, and Calgary, Loop Initiatives has been tracking, setting reduction targets, and reducing business related carbon emissions since their inception. Since 2009, they have purchased offsets for the remaining emissions. The decision to go carbon neutral stems from their commitment to lead by example. In 2012, Loop Initiatives chose to partner with Carbonzero to purchase offsets that will produce measurable, verified emissions reductions.

“Loop Initiatives helps organizations prosper in their shift towards sustainability. Purchasing quality offsets to go carbon neutral is one way we live our values and reduce our carbon footprint”, said Doug Webber, Managing Principal, Loop Initiatives. “We chose Carbonzero because they allow us to support emissions reduction projects in local Canadian communities. They are also certified to a high quality standard.”

”Carbonzero has helped many organizations advance their sustainability initiatives by becoming carbon neutral,” notes Dan Fraleigh, Chief Operating Officer at Carbonzero. “Working with Loop Initiatives, we found that their team of experienced sustainability professionals fully understand the key ingredients of high quality offsets. Carbonzero is pleased to provide Loop with offsets that meet their needs and allow them to remain carbon neutral.”

About Carbonzero:
Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of corporate carbon reduction strategies and solutions. Carbonzero's approach, tools and services help organizations, governments and individuals prepare for the low carbon economy by aiding them to measure, manage, and mitigate their emissions. Focused on Canadian-based offset projects, Carbonzero is committed to providing the highest quality carbon offsets, developed through the most stringent verification practices, based on a principle of transparency and open audit trail."

For more information please visit www.carbonzero.ca

Contact: Evan DiValentino, VP, Sales & Marketing at: (416)640-8900 ext. 3012 or evan.divalentino@carbonzero.ca

About Loop Initiatives:
Loop Initiatives is a management consulting company specializing in sustainability. Loop’s services include sustainability program design, carbon management, corporate sustainability reporting, and stakeholder engagement programs. Loop has worked with clients in the real estate, hospitality, financial services, retail, and professional services sectors, and beyond. Loop Initiatives has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, and Calgary.

For more information please visit www.loopinitiatives.com

Contact: Douglas Webber, Managing Principal at: (416)644-4925 or dwebber@loopinitiatives.com

FCM’s 2013 Annual Conference – be part of the action

Communities are where the action is! And so is FCM’s 2013 Annual Conference and Trade Show.

Canada’s municipal sector is about to come together for four inspirational days of professional development, networking and excitement that will keep us moving forward – and you can be part of it. Join us from May 31–June 3 in Vancouver!

More than 1,900 delegates, including elected officials, senior administrators and professional staff, will be there to discuss, share and learn best practices for local government. Plan to bring a team from your community — register now.

FCM is a leader in supporting the development of Canadian communities through the progressive and unique services it offers. Our conference delivers informative and thought-provoking sessions for all municipal leaders, whether they represent big cities, small towns or rural and remote communities.

From practical workshops and study tours to motivational plenary sessions and a dynamic trade show, Canada’s national municipal event provides great value and insight. View our program.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how other municipal governments, together with their community partners, are maintaining a good quality of life for Canadians.

Come to Vancouver and be part of the action!”

Carbonzero Announces their Renewed Sponsorship of The 2013 Green Living Show

Toronto, Canada – April 9, 2013 – Carbonzero is very pleased to announce that they will partner with the 2013 Green Living Show for the fifth year in a row, to help measure, manage and mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions generated as a result of the event.

Carbonzero will contribute by offsetting all non-electric greenhouse gas emissions, including venue heating and attendee travel. In addition to measuring and offsetting the carbon footprint of the 2013 Green Living Show, Carbonzero will be hosting a “Carbonzero Consultation Couch” at the event, where free 30-minute sustainability consultations will be offered to Green Living Show exhibitors who are interested in learning how businesses of all sizes can best adopt and communicate sustainable practices.

The Green Living Show is Toronto’s largest green consumer show dedicated to educating the public about easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle. The event will take place from April 12 – 14 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. For more information on the event please visit http://www.greenlivingonline.com/torontoshow/index.html

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero’s approach, tools and services ensure that clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities.

To find out more please visit www.carbonzero.ca or search on Twitter: @Carbonzero

Please visit our website at: www.carbonzero.ca
The Carbonzero Registry: www.carbonzero.ca/registry
Follow Carbonzero on Twitter: @Carbonzero
Email us: info@carbonzero.ca

For More Information, Please Contact:

Evan Di Valentino
Director of Business Development
(416) 640-8900 ext. 3012
evan.divalentino@carbonzero.ca

Dan Fraleigh
Chief Operating Officer
(416) 640-8900 ext. 1001
dan.fraleigh@carbonzero.ca

Carbonzero partners with Walker’s Environmental Group for Carbonzero Certified Event

Niagara Falls, ON – Carbonzero recently partnered with Walker Environmental Group (WEG) to achieve Carbonzero Certified status for the District School Board of Niagara’s (DSBN) 3rd Annual Woodend Winter Gala, at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. The event, held on February 28th, attracted over 300 attendees and included a live auction and dinner.

To achieve Carbonzero Certified status, Carbonzero worked with WEG to collect information and quantify all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from use of the venue space, attendee travel and printed event materials. Travel information was collected at the gala by asking guests a quick series of travel-related questions as they arrived.

With the allocation of high quality carbon offsets from a Niagara based offset project, DSBN was able to claim the first Carbonzero Certified event in Canada.

The easy-to-use Carbonzero Certified (CZC) Events program was developed in response to the growing number of businesses that are recognizing the effect of GHG emissions on the climate and are looking for ways to mitigate their environmental impact. With the CZC program, organizations can showcase their commitment to climate change mitigation and declare the carbon neutrality of their event under a structure that maintains a high level of environmental integrity and consistency.

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero’s approach, tools and services ensure that clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities.

To find out more please visit www.carbonzero.ca or on Twitter: @Carbonzero

Niagara College Wine Visitor + Education Centre’s 'Carbonzero Certified' status a first for colleges in Canada


Speakers at the event included Niagara College President Dan Patterson, Vice President of Walker Environment Group Mike Watt, Minister of Environment/St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley, Alan Unwin of Niagara College, Walker Environmental Group's Kristen Groody, and Carbonzero's Dan Fraleigh.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - As part of its ongoing commitment to incorporate environmental sustainability into its operations, Niagara College announced today that the Wine Visitor + Education Centre (WVEC) at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus has earned Carbonzero Certified status.

The achievement is the first for a postsecondary-education facility in Canada, and means the carbon emissions resulting from the operations of the educational facility have been quantified, audited and offset.

“Environmental sustainability is a key strategic priority for us,” said Niagara College president Dan Patterson. “We offer comprehensive programs in environmental education, and we support a region that is looking to renewable technologies as a key economic opportunity. It’s important that we lead by example and build a responsible, sustainable college community.”

To achieve Carbonzero Certified status, NC worked with the Walker Environmental Group (WEG), a division of Niagara’s Walker Industries. WEG has created a carbon neutral building service with the vision of making sustainable building operations more accessible and practical for small- to medium-sized businesses and organizations.

“We are proud to have been part of the WVEC’s journey to Carbonzero Certified. We appreciated the opportunity to work with students to quantify the facility’s greenhouse gas impact, identify energy efficiency opportunities and using carbon as a driver for continuous environmental improvement” said Kirsten Groody, Manager of Business Support for the Walker Environmental Group. Over the spring and summer, WEG worked with students and stakeholders to identify opportunities to reduce emissions onsite and conducted a building operations greenhouse gas inventory for the WVEC, which was then reviewed and confirmed by Canada’s leading carbon offset provider and public registry, Carbonzero.

“We are honoured to welcome the Niagara College Wine Visitor and Education Centre as the first Carbonzero Certified educational institution in Canada,” said Carbonzero COO Dan Fraleigh. “The college’s diligent approach to sustainability and their commitment to the environment will continue to put it on the map as a high quality destination for post secondary education for many years to come.”

With the purchase of carbon offsets from a Niagara based offset project, the WVEC has earned its Carbonzero certification for carbon neutral building operations. The price of the offsets is covered from revenue generated through the College’s participation in the provincial government’s Feed In Tariff (FIT) program. Five hundred solar panels are installed at the Welland Campus, generating thousands of dollars in revenue each year.

The WVEC, which opened in 2009, houses the Niagara College Teaching Winery, visitor centre services and research projects. The 8,500-square-foot facility is a state-of-the-art centre for education and applied learning in wine and viticulture for students and the public. It also houses applied research in wine business, tourism, oenology and viticulture.

Greenhouse gas inventories will be conducted at the WVEC annually to provide an opportunity to continually improve the building’s GHG performance and to ensure the building remains carbon neutral.

The Carbonzero carbon-neutral certification is the latest NC initiative aimed at reducing the College’s environmental impact. In 2011, the College set five five-year sustainability targets: to cut paper consumption by half, achieve a 65 percent diversion rate for waste (achieved in 2012), achieve a 10 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a five percent reduction in water use. The College has banned the sale of bottled water on campus, and incorporated several renewable-energy technologies into its operations, including geothermal heatand solar power.

Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Continuing Education courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit NiagaraCollege.ca.

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For more information contact:
Gord Hunchak
Associate Vice President, Planning and Communications
905 735-2211 ext. 4650
905 650-7820 (cell)
ghunchak@niagaracollege.ca

What would a carbon tax mean for Canadians? Carbonzero's Katie Altoft speaks with CTV.

What would a carbon tax mean for Canadians? As other provinces consider following B.C.'s lead, CTV's 'Going Green' reporter Michael Lavelle speaks with Carbonzero's Katie Altoft, 'What exactly is a carbon tax?'

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NorAg Carbon Credit Program rewards Ontario no-till farmers for environmental stewardship

PORT HOPE, ON, December 17, 2012 – Increased yield, a reduction in fuel expense and improved soil quality are some of the documented benefits of no-till, but if those aren’t compelling enough, Ben Currelly, president of NorAg Resources Inc., has another one.

“We want to reward no-till farmers for employing a more sustainable model and contributing to a cleaner environment,” explained Currelly, launching the NorAg No-Till Carbon Credit Program today in Port Hope. The program offers carbon credits in exchange for verified reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon credits assist in the mitigation of climate change by compensating or "offsetting" an emissions-producing activity. By investing into improved efficiency, conservation initiatives and changes in behaviour, offset purchasers take responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions they are unable to reduce by taking immediate action.

No-till provides measurable improvements over traditional tillage, by reducing carbon emissions (CO2 or greenhouse gases).

“Changing from full tillage to no tillage reduces greenhouse gas emissions in several ways,” explained Dan Fraleigh, chief operating officer of Carbonzero, a program partner and industry leader in measurable and verified emission reductions and solutions. “It sequesters carbon in the soil, meaning less is emitted into the atmosphere, and fewer passes in the field means less carbon emissions associated with fossil fuel. No-till also lowers nitrous oxide, emission 310 times more potent than CO2”.

While no-till practice has increased over the years, farmers may not be familiar with or have the time to administer their own carbon credit process.

“We have simplified the process and made it accessible,” said Currelly. “Any farm in Ontario practicing no-till is eligible and encouraged to take part.”

To participate, farmers can register online at http://carbon.norag.ca where they will be prompted to provide details of their no-till practices. Registration will take approximately 15-20 minutes and once approved, will be confirmed by email.

Verification of emission reductions will be performed by an accredited third-party. NorAg will disclose a full accounting of costs and return proceeds to participating farmers. Participants also have the choice to donate proceeds to the Canadian Food Grains Bank for a tax receipt.

“In addition to the monetary value of the carbon credits, there are benefits to participating in this type of program,” explained Yves Legault of L2I Financial Solutions, a leader in carbon offsetting and program partner. “We’ve seen how sustainable practices lead to improved market position in examples like fair-trade and organics. Customers want to do business with environmentally-minded organizations and they are willing to a pay a premium to do so.”

It’s also, according to Fraleigh, about being part of the solution. A single carbon credit is equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases.

“There is an opportunity here, to highlight the contributions that no-till farmers are making to fight climate change and to encourage others to do the same.”

For more information on NorAg’s No-Till Carbon Credit program, visit www.norag.ca or call 1-888-798-9666

NorAg and its partners recognize Grain Farmers of Ontario for its support of the Carbon Credit program.

Media Contacts:

Ben Currelly
NorAg Resources, Inc.
bcurrelly@norag.ca
1-888-798-9666

Dan Fraleigh
Carbonzero
dan.fraleigh@carbonzero.ca
1-866-568-4221 ext. 1001
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NorAg Resources Inc. is an agricultural commodity merchandiser based in Port Hope, Ontario doing business across Canada. NorAg’s operations include the purchase and resale of agricultural commodities from grain elevators and large-scale producers, to food processors, ethanol and feed manufacturers. This involves hedging positions and trading in these commodities. NorAg has eleven employees including commodity traders and administrative staff, with offices in Port Hope, Ste-Marthe, Quebec and Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2012, Profit magazine ranked NorAg as #141 on its fastest growing companies in Canada. www.norag.ca

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of corporate carbon reduction strategies and solutions. Carbonzero's approach, tools and services help organizations, governments and individuals prepare for the low carbon economy by aiding them to measure, manage, and mitigate their emissions. Focused on Canadian-based offset projects, Carbonzero is committed to providing the highest quality carbon offsets, developed through the most stringent verification practices, based on a principle of transparency and open audit trail. www.carbonzero.ca

Active in the carbon market since 2005, L2I Solutions is recognized as a major player in the carbon market in Quebec and the rest of Canada. In addition to being the leading quantifier of GHG emission reductions in Canada, L2I has an in-depth knowledge of the North American carbon market. Already active and known on the Quebec and Ontario markets for several years, L2i is also a market intermediary. In this capacity, the firm acts on a contract basis, in the carbon sales cycle, as a supplier of several national and world-class brokers, market makers and financial institutions. www.solutionsl2i.com

Visit the NABOB Coffee Truck with travel offset by Carbonzero

Carbonzero is happy to be working with the Nabob Coffee Company on their 2012 Nabob Coffee Truck Tour,
and assist in their efforts to measure, manage and mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions associated
with travel of the Nabob Coffee Truck across Ontario.

Nabob Coffee Co. has committed to reducing the the environmental impact of their 2012 Nabob Coffee
Truck Tour by working with Carbonzero to establish a carbon footprint for the travel involved, and
by purchasing high quality carbon offsets. The Nabob Coffee Truck is now travelling throughout the
province, offering samples of the compnay’s latest blends. For upcoming events where you can find the
Nabob Coffee Truck, visit http://www.nabob.ca/en/whats-new.

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and
implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki
Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting
the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero’s
approach, tools and services ensure that clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing
reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities.

To find out more please visit www.carbonzero.ca or on Twitter: @Carbonzero

Visit Nabob Coffee Company at www.nabob.ca, or on Twitter @NabobCoffeeCo

SPRiNG Dialogues: To Offset or Not to Offset? A Critical Look at Carbon Strategy

Tuesday Nov. 13th
8:15 - 10:00 AM

Network Orange (2nd floor)
221 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

Featuring:

Peter Johnson
President, Carbonzero
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Katie Altoft
VP Advisory Services, Carbonzero

From the intelligent and practical to the ridiculous and paranoid, there are several arguments for and against a company or individual to purchase carbon offsets.

Across the industry, sustainability professionals appear to stand on either side of this issue. Peter and Katie will introduce the topic based on their day-to-day experiences hearing both sides of the debate. Participants will then be encouraged to weigh-in and agree or disagree with what is presented.

Read More & Register Here

Carbonzero Partners With boundbysound to Offset the Emissions for all Artist Air Travel.

Toronto, Canada – June 13, 2012 – Carbonzero is very pleased to announce that they will partner with boundbysound, to help measure, manage and mitigate the emissions generated as a result of all artist air travel for all boundbysound music events in 2012.

boundbysound has committed to mitigate the environmental impact of their international artist flights by supporting regional carbon offset programs. This is very much in keeping with the current mind frame of the company and is a collaboration that boundbysound is proud to be a part of. With several upcoming events throughout the summer season boundbysound and Carbonzero are excited to embark on this new relationship.

Established in 2007, boundbysound is an event management company situated in the Greater Toronto Area. boundbysound's approach to throwing quality events ensures that attendees experience a welcoming atmosphere with relevant, forward-thinking artist bookings. boundbysound aims to create the next innovative step for growth in the electronic music scene while also working to facilitate change through community engagement and environmental mindfulness.

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero’s approach, tools and services ensure that clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities.

To find out more please visit www.carbonzero.ca or search on Twitter: @Carbonzero.

Visit boundbysound here on Facebook, at boundbysound.ca or on Twitter @boundbysound

Join Carbonzero at the 2012 Carbon Economy Summit - June 6, 2012 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Carbon Economy Summit drives cost savings for business
Energy management, sustainable supply chains and social media on deck at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, June 6, 2012

TORONTO, May 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Sustainability stakeholders and business executives are gearing up for the Carbon Economy Summit in Toronto on June 6, a full-day event focused on environmental and cost savings, brand enhancement and risk management.

Sessions will cover top strategies for controlling emissions and costs from manufacturing, transportation, facilities, infrastructure and supply chain.

Keynote presenter Margaret Wente, award-winning columnist with the Globe & Mail, will discuss Ontario's green energy policies. The agenda also includes a dynamic panel on the highs and lows of using social media to communicate sustainability.

Speakers represent Natural Resources Canada, University of Waterloo, Holcim (Canada), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quantis, LoyaltyOne, Rogers Communications, Carbonzero, Heenan Blakie, Energent, and more!S

Session topics include:

Energy management and incentives;
Sustainable supply chains and transportation;
Carbon and cost control;
Social media and green;
Carbon policy.
A must-attend event for:

Sustainability/ environment professionals;
Manufacturing & supply chain executives;
Purchasing/ procurement managers;
Marketers and legal professionals;
Policy makers/ public-sector agencies;
Cleantech stakeholders.
Cost: $249 (includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch and networking)

Registration/ details: http://www.carboneconomysummit.ca

Details: June 6, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Sponsors: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Espar

Business Information Group is Canada's largest publisher of trade and specialty magazines, directories and lists. See http://www.bizinfogroup.ca

For further information:
Contact: Lisa Wichmann, editorial director; Tel: (416) 510-5142;
lwichmann@canadianmanufacturing.com

Carbonzero Announces their Renewed Sponsorship of The 2012 Green Living Show

For Immediate Release:

Toronto, Canada – April 10, 2012 – Carbonzero is very pleased to announce that they will partner with the 2012 Green Living Show for the fourth year in a row, to help measure, manage and mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions generated as a result of the event. This year Carbonzero has increased their sponsorship value in an effort to bring The 2012 Green Living Show one step closer to becoming a carbon neutral event.

Carbonzero will contribute by offsetting all non-electric greenhouse gas emissions. To gain a more accurate quantification in 2012, Carbonzero will monitor real time emissions for the venue for the duration of the event. Carbonzero will also offset 50% of the attendee travel emissions. These numbers will be taken from a survey that was done in 2009. This survey has served as a baseline for the previous three events held in Toronto. On top of those new initiatives, Carbonzero will also be leading a team of on-site volunteers who will conduct vendor travel surveys. These numbers will be included in the final carbon footprint of the 2012 Green Living Show.

The Green Living Show is Toronto’s largest green consumer show dedicated to educating the public about easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle. The event will take place from April 13 – 15 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. For more information on the event please visit http://www.greenlivingonline.com/torontoshow/index.html

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero’s approach, tools and services ensure that clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities.

To find out more please visit www.carbonzero.ca or search on Twitter: @Carbonzero

Please visit our website at: www.carbonzero.ca
The Carbonzero Registry: www.carbonzero.ca/registry
Follow Carbonzero on Twitter: @Carbonzero
Email us: info@carbonzero.ca

For More Information, Please Contact:

Jessie Tuttle
Director of Business Development
(416) 640-8900 ext. 2055
jessie.tuttle@carbonzero.ca

Dan Fraleigh
Director of Operations
(416) 640-8900 ext. 1001
dan.fraleigh@carbonzero.ca

Carbonzero Announces their Renewed Community Sponsorship as the Official Offset Provider for the 2012 Juno Awards.

Toronto, Canada – March 30, 2012 – Carbonzero is pleased to announce their renewed partnership with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) as the official carbon emissions offset provider. Through this partnership with the 2012 JUNO Awards, Carbonzero will enable CARAS (and its partners CTV and Insight Productions) to offset all of their greenhouse gas emissions associated with the travel from production crew, CARAS staff and attendee’s, as well as the non-electricity venue emissions.

Carbonzero will also be on-site during The Jun Cup, Juno FanFare, Songwriters Circle and the Juno Awards TV Broadcast to engage attendees and conduct travel surveys. These will help Carbonzero to provide CARAS with an accurate quantification of the emissions associated with attendee travel.

CARAS has chosen to partner with Carbonzero reflecting their on-going commitment to produce more environmentally aware and sustainable events.

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero’s approach, tools and services ensure that clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities.

http://junoawards.ca/events/sustainability/

Please visit our website at: www.carbonzero.ca
The Carbonzero Registry: www.carbonzero.ca/registry
Follow Carbonzero on Twitter: @Carbonzero
Email us: info@carbonzero.ca

For More Information, Please Contact:

Jessie Tuttle
Director of Business Development
(416) 640-8900 ext. 2055
jessie.tuttle@carbonzero.ca

Dan Fraleigh
Director of Operations
(416) 640-8900 ext. 1001
dan.fraleigh@carbonzero.ca

WestJet signs on with Carbonzero to provide carbon offsets to Guests

TORONTO, Dec 14, 2011 - Carbonzero is pleased to announce that they have been selected as the official carbon offset provider for WestJet, Canada’s leading low-fare airline, providing safe air transportation within North America and internationally. As part of WestJet’s environmental commitment, which includes one of the newest and most efficient fleets in North America, Carbonzero has developed a voluntary carbon offset program to allow WestJet’s Guests to measure and mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with air travel. Through this program, Guests will be able to offset their flight through their investments in verified projects that make real and measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are pleased with our new relationship with Carbonzero,” said Mike McNaney, WestJet Vice-President, Environment and Regulatory Affairs. “Many of our Guests are looking for an opportunity to offset their carbon footprint and we are confident that Carbonzero has quality offset programs, based in Canada, which will provide our Guests with that opportunity.”

Guests booking air travel on westjet.com and WestJet Vacations will have the option to calculate their flight’s carbon footprint and purchase carbon offsets through Carbonzero.ca at a discounted rate. The site will provide a variety of calculation tools and educational material to assist WestJet Guests in making an informed decision to offset their flight. WestJet Guests who decide to offset their flight will be provided with a digital certificate, fully auditable through the newly launched Carbonzero Registry. The Carbonzero Registry, located at www.carbonzero.ca/registry is a public search portal for carbon offset certificate holders to review the project details associated with their offset purchase.

“The agreement between WestJet and Carbonzero will produce measurable, verified emissions reductions that will provide Canadians with clear environmental, economic and social benefits,” said David Sharpless, Chairman and CEO of Carbonzero. “We support Canadian-based projects which create jobs, advance technology and support the local communities in which they originate.”

Carbonzero will provide WestJet Guests a variety of carbon offsets of different standards and geographic locations. Starting with a Niagara, Ontario-based landfill gas to energy project and a Montreal, Quebec-based social housing energy efficiency project, Carbonzero will introduce new and exciting high-quality projects to WestJet Guests on a regular basis.

About WestJet:
WestJet is Canada’s favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 97 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 38 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

Connect with WestJet on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westjet
Follow WestJet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/westjet
Subscribe to WestJet on YouTube at www.youtube.com/westjet

For More Information, Please Contact:

WestJet Media Relations
1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397)
Email: media@westjet.com

WestJet Investor Relations
1-877-493-7853
Email: investor_relations@westjet.com

About Carbonzero:
Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of corporate carbon reduction strategies and solutions. Carbonzero’s approach, tools and services help organizations, governments and individuals prepare for the low carbon economy by aiding them to measure, manage, and mitigate their emissions. Focused on Canadian-based offset projects, Carbonzero is committed to providing the highest quality carbon offsets, sourced through the most stringent verification practices, based on a principle of transparency and open audit trail.

Please visit our website at: www.carbonzero.ca
The Carbonzero Registry: www.carbonzero.ca/registry
Follow Carbonzero on Twitter: @Carbonzero
Email us: info@carbonzero.ca

For More Information, Please Contact:

Dan Fraleigh
Director of Operations
(416) 640-8900 ext. 1001
dan.fraleigh@carbonzero.ca

Jessie Tuttle
Director of Business Development
(416) 640-8900 ext. 2055
jessie.tuttle@carbonzero.ca

Source: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/895397/westjet-signs-on-with-carbonzero-to-provide-carbon-offsets-to-guests

Carbonzero is very pleased to announce our renewed partnership with NCM GovEvents for 2011

November 24, 2011 - As the official offset provider, Carbonzero will provide carbon offsets for the emissions associated with the electricity and natural gas consumption at the venue for the 2011 Greening Government Conference taking place in Ottawa from November 29-30. Carbonzero will also provide carbon offsets for the staff and VIP travel to and from the event.

During the Greening Government Conference, participants will have an opportunity to take part in organized and informal discussions of how greening procedures and policies can be implemented efficiently and how these practices can be disseminated into the public and private sector.

Key topics to be addressed include:

  1. Updates on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy – Implementation and Targets
  2. Green Procurement – Sustainable Return on Investment, Assessing Suppliers
  3. Staff Engagement and Employee Behaviour - Best Practices for Implementing a Green Team including Motivation Techniques & Strategies
  4. Behavioural Change Strategies - Using Technology and Social Marketing
  5. Sustainable Building Design and Infrastructure
  6. Green Fleet and Transportation Programs

Hope to see you there!

CUPE goes green with Carbonzero at 2011 National Convention in Vancouver


November 8, 2011

CUPE has taken many steps to make this the greenest national convention yet, including:

  1. In the pre-registration package, Cutting Convention Carbon shows how delegates can reduce their impact on the environment.
  2. All drinking water at convention is publicly-supplied municipal water. There is no bottled water being distributed on the convention floor.
  3. The convention kit contents have been reduced to only essential convention documents. Kit bags are made of hemp.
  4. A strict set of gallery rules are in place to reduce paper use and wasteful items.
  5. Delegates will be able to view all documents online in a new virtual gallery, instead of taking printed copies.
  6. All delegate and staff travel and all printed materials are being fully offset at this convention for the first time. This means our national convention will be carbon-neutral thanks to an investment in a municipal social housing retrofit project in Montreal with Carbonzero. CUPE’s investment in the project will lead to environmental improvements that are equal to the environmental damage of all delegate and staff travel and all the materials that are printed at convention.

Source: http://cupe.ca/cupe-national-convention/green-convention-delegate

TD Invites Canadians to Watch & Win

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - From today until November 30th, 2011, TD Bank Group is inviting Canadians to view an online video for the chance to win an all-expense* paid cruise of the Hawaiian Islands.

Entering the TD EasyWeb Watch & Win contest is easy: visit www.tdcanadatrust.com/watchandwin and follow the prompts to watch a short video on the benefits of EasyWeb online banking.

The video includes tips to maximize the online banking experience, as well as ways to take advantage of online services that make saving and managing finances extremely easy. Individuals who have successfully viewed the video will be entered into a random draw to win the grand prize of an all-expense paid cruise for two, of the Hawaiian Islands.

Five secondary winners will each receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Earlier this month, TD Canada Trust released the results of its Everyday Banking Poll, which found that the most significant change in Canadian's banking habits over the past five years has been adopting online banking (46%), followed by paperless recordkeeping (12%) and viewing statements electronically (10%). Three-quarters of Canadians (76%) now use online banking to pay their bills.

However, many Canadians do not take advantage of online banking services that help make saving and managing finances even easier. According to the poll, less than half of Canadians (43%) take advantage of pre-authorized payments, only 8% use mobile banking and only 28% use automated savings programs.

"While Canadians have largely embraced online banking, there are advantages to automating certain transactions that many people are unaware of," says Paal Kaperdal, Senior Vice President, Online Banking, TD Bank Group. "For example, using the recurring payments feature within EasyWeb to make mortgage or fixed bill payments each month is a simple, effective way to ensure payments are never missed. It also saves money on late fees and interest and helps maintain a credit rating."

The free EasyWeb tour is an effective way for customers to learn about many of these services from the comfort of their home or the convenience of their laptop.

The TD EasyWeb Watch & Win Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who are of the age of majority in their Province/Territory of residence at the time of entry into the Contest. Employees, agents and representatives of The Toronto-Dominion Bank or its subsidiaries and affiliates, or of its advertising and promotion agencies or their subsidiaries and affiliates, are not eligible to win, nor is any person with whom any such employee, agent or representative is domiciled. For full information and contest rules, please visit www.tdcanadatrust.com/watchandwin. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on November 30, 2011. Winners will be selected on December 2, 2011.

Carbon credits have been purchased to offset carbon emissions resulting from this trip. TD Bank Group is a proud partner of Carbonzero, supporting emissions reduction projects and the fight against climate change.

Editor's Note:
*Contest includes one (1) travel package Prize (the "Grand Prize") available to be won, consisting of:
(a) Round trip economy airfare for two (2) on an airline selected by the Sponsors, from the international airport closest to the winner's place of residence to Honolulu, Hawaii;
(b) One (1) night's standard accommodation, based on double occupancy, at a Honolulu hotel;
(c) Seven (7) night cruise (in a balcony stateroom), sailing from and returning to Honolulu, Hawaii;
(d) All transfers between the Honolulu Airport, hotel, and the cruise ship;
(e) All meals; and,
(f) One thousand five hundred Canadian dollars (CDN$1,500) in spending money.

For further information:
Laura Mergelas, Corporate & Public Affairs
TD Bank Group
416-983-1514
laura.mergelas@td.com

Rainer Takahashi
MSL Canada
416-847-1330
rainer.takahashi@mslgroup.com

Original Story: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/858691/td-invites-canadians-to-watch-win

Carbonzero launches online carbon offsetting tool for all Ontario Provincial Election 2011 candidates

TORONTO, September 8, 2011 - Carbonzero released an online tool today giving Ontario Provincial election 2011 candidates from all parties, the ability to make their individual campaigns carbon-neutral. Carbonzero's Advisory Services Team calculated the average greenhouse gas emissions of a candidate's campaign, by calculating the reasonable use of fossil fuels for electrical, heating and air conditioning for the campaign headquarters, and vehicle use for the candidates, volunteers and staff.

The candidate offset purchase is equivalent to 5.00 tonnes of carbon dioxide, and will be directed to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, recapture energy, or projects that reduce fossil fuel combustion altogether.

Projects available for selection by candidates for Election 2011 offsets all meet or exceed Carbonzero's high standards for quality accountability and transparency.

Carbonzero provides our clients with carbon offsets of different standards and varieties to assist in meeting their carbon neutrality goals. Our preference is to support Canadian based projects that create jobs, and support the local communities in which they are originated.

Carbon-neutral candidates will receive a personalized digital carbon offset certificate to promote their investment in our environment, to voters.

To offset or learn more, candidates may visit: http://www.carbonzero.ca/election2011

About Carbonzero

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero helps organizations, governments, project developers and individuals prepare for the low carbon economy by aiding them in assessing, reporting, monetizing and reducing their emissions and emission reductions.

Our approach, tools and services ensure that our clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities.

For more information or for media enquiries, please contact Jessie Tuttle, Director of Business Development at (416)640-8900 ext. 2055

Carbonzero partners with The Lowe-Martin Group, assisting its Mississauga Operations in achieving Carbon Neutrality.

Toronto, Canada – May 24, 2011 – Carbonzero is pleased to announce they have been selected as the official carbon offset provider for The Lowe Martin Group, assisting in the reduction of their fiscal 2010 operational emissions. This partnership will enable The Lowe Martin Group to offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the operations at their Mississauga office and printing facilities. The Lowe Martin Group is officially recognized as a Carbonzero Certified company for fiscal 2010.

The Lowe Martin Group has chosen to partner with Carbonzero reflecting their commitment to lead the way towards the implementation of sustainable print production. This partnership will produce measurable, verified emissions reductions that will provide the host communities of Niagara, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec with clear environmental, economic and social benefits.

“The Lowe-Martin Group is continuing to advance a clear strategy to reduce our ecological footprint by implementing meaningful solutions that positively impact our customers, our employees and the community” said Ward Griffin, President and CEO, the Lowe-Martin Group. “After completing our GHG inventory, conserving where we could, and implementing more environmentally friendly alternatives like 100% renewable electricity, it made sense for Lowe-Martin to partner with Carbonzero to neutralize the remaining emissions”.

About Carbonzero:

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero assists organizations, governments and individuals prepare for the low carbon economy by aiding them in assessing, reporting, and reducing their emissions. For more information please visit www.carbonzero.ca or search on Twitter: @Carbonzero

Contact: Jessie Tuttle, Director of Business Development at (416) 640-8900 ext. 2055.

About the Lowe-Martin Group:

Founded in 1908, the Lowe-Martin Group provides progressive print and communications solutions including offset, digital and security printing; extensive in-house pre-press and bindery services; e-business solutions; as well as warehousing and logistics. The Group’s focus on superior service, extraordinary performance and sustainable growth has gained them recognition as one of North America’s premier print producers. Lowe-Martin operates full-service production and sales operations in Toronto and Ottawa. The company also has sales offices in London, Ontario, and New York City. For more information please visit www.LMGROUP.com

Contact: Patrick Coyne, Director Sales at: (905) 670-7100 or pat.coyne@LMGroup.com

National Capital Commission works with Carbonzero to achieve carbon neutrality for Canada Day 2010 event in Ottawa

EARTH DAY 2011: ACHIEVING CARBON NEUTRAL EVENTS

OTTAWA, April 21, 2011

Summary: In celebration of Earth Day, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is pleased to highlight a key accomplishment of its Environmental Strategy, “Building a Greener Capital”. Canada Day 2010 was carbon neutral.

In celebration of Earth Day, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is pleased to highlight a key accomplishment of its Environmental Strategy, “Building a Greener Capital”. Canada Day 2010 was carbon neutral.

The strategy, launched in June 2009, was built on the idea of establishing challenging but achievable objectives, in order to improve the NCC’s environmental performance in five specific action areas: reducing waste, enhancing biodiversity, preventing pollution, leading in environmental practices and combating climate change.The NCC will present the second annual detailed progress report of its Environmental Strategy at its Board of Directors public meeting this June.

“The NCC is proud to be making measurable environmental progress, and achieving a carbon neutral Canada Day celebration is just one example,” said Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer at the NCC. “We are definitely on track and we will continue to put into action our Environmental Strategy while working closely with our employees, partners, stakeholders and the public.”

Canada Day 2010

The NCC is proud to declare Canada Day 2010as its first carbon neutral event. The NCC implemented several greening initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint. By switching to online media sources to distribute information about Canada Day 2010 events, the NCC avoided the production of over 60,000 paper programs and saved the equivalent of 18 mature trees. The NCC also installed seven water stations on site and encouraged visitors to bring their own reusable plastic water bottles. In one day, the water stations filled the equivalent of 32,000 plastic water bottles. These initiatives helped the NCC reduce its Canada Day landfill waste by 29% and avoid the potential production of nearly two and a half tonnes of carbon emissions from landfills.

To achieve carbon neutrality, the NCC worked with Carbonzero, a renowned Canadian carbon offset vendor. To offset the 415 tones of carbon emissions produced by the Canada Day event, the NCC decided to invest in a variety of Canada-based carbon offset projects, such as energy efficiency, methane gas recovery and tree planting projects. All offset projects achieved high quality standards and represent real and permanent carbon reductions.

With the NCC’s first carbon neutral event under its belt, the NCC looks forward to working with all of its event partners to make the rest of the NCC’s signature events – including Christmas Lights Across Canada 2010-2011, Winterlude 2012, the Rideau Canal Skateway 2012, Fall Rhapsody 2012 and Sunday Bikedays 2013 — carbon neutral firsts!

The Environmental Strategy builds on the NCC’s long-standing commitment to its natural environment and to good environmental management, a commitment embraced by NCC employees. The NCC is dedicated to achieving its Environmental Strategy and to leading the way to a greener Capital.

For more information on the NCC’s Environmental Strategy, the public may contact the NCC at 613-239-5000, 1-800-465-1867, 613-239-5090 (TTY), or 1-866-661-­3530 (toll-free TTY), or visit the NCC’s website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca/greencapital

Source: OttawaStart - http://ottawastart.com/story/13672.php

Carbonzero launches online carbon offsetting tool for all Canadian Federal Election 2011 candidates

TORONTO, April 5, 2011 - Carbonzero released an online tool today giving Canadian federal election 2011 candidates from all parties, the ability to make their individual campaigns carbon-neutral. Carbonzero's Advisory Services Team calculated the average greenhouse gas emissions of a candidate's campaign, by calculating the reasonable use of fossil fuels for electrical, heating and air conditioning for the campaign headquarters, and vehicle use for the candidates, volunteers and staff.

The candidate offset purchase is equivalent to 5.00 tonnes of carbon dioxide, and will be directed to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, recapture energy, or projects that reduce fossil fuel combustion altogether.

Projects available for selection by candidates for Election 2011 offsets all meet or exceed Carbonzero's high standards for quality accountability and transparency.

Carbonzero provides our clients with carbon offsets of different standards and varieties to assist in meeting their carbon neutrality goals. Our preference is to support Canadian based projects that create jobs, and support the local communities in which they are originated.

Carbon-neutral candidates will receive a personalized digital carbon offset certificate to promote their investment in our environment, to voters.

To offset or learn more, candidates may visit: http://www.carbonzero.ca/election2011

About Carbonzero

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of carbon reduction strategies and solutions. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the industry standards for measurable and verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero helps organizations, governments, project developers and individuals prepare for the low carbon economy by aiding them in assessing, reporting, monetizing and reducing their emissions and emission reductions.

Our approach, tools and services ensure that our clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities.

For more information or for media enquiries, please contact Jessie Tuttle, Director of Business Development at (416)640-8900 ext. 2055

Carbonzero featured in CBC's The National report on the Federal Election Tour and what political parties can do to reduce their carbon footprint.

April 4, 2011 - Carbonzero is pleased to announce our featured interview on CBC's The National. Dan Fraleigh, Director of Operations answers questions posed by Margo McDiarmid suggesting ways the Political Parties can reduce their climate impact in the current 2011 Federal Electoral Tour.


CLICK HERE TO WATCH CLIP


For more information on CBC The National: cbc.ca/thenational


Carbonzero Media Contact: Jessie Tuttle, Director of Business Development - (416)640-8900 ext. 2055

Lights Out! Join Carbonzero and the world in shutting down for one hour.

March 26, 2011 - Visit http://www.earthhour.org/beyondthehour to view others' actions, add your action for the planet, and celebrate it with the world by turning off the lights for Earth Hour 2011 at 8:30pm Saturday, 26 March.


Carbonzero Announces their Official Community Sponsorship for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the 2011 JUNO Awards!

TORONTO, March 24, 2011 - Carbonzero is pleased to announce their second year as the official carbon emissions offset provider for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the 2011 JUNO Awards, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). This partnership will enable CARAS (and its partners CTV and Insight Productions) to offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with both ground and air transportation of JUNO week including; CARAS members, production crew, special guests and ticket purchasers. Additionally, offsets will be provided for the non-electrical venue emissions at the Allstream Centre, Air Canada Centre, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Ricoh Coliseum and Massey Hall for JUNO week activities.

CARAS has chosen to partner with Carbonzero reflecting their commitment to produce more sustainable events. This partnership will produce measurable verified emissions reductions solutions that will provide the host community of Toronto, Ontario with clear environmental, economic and social benefits.

Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of corporate carbon reduction strategies and solutions in the emerging low carbon economy. A top performer in the recent "David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting", Carbonzero has led the way in setting the leading industry standards for measurable, verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero helps transform organizations by aiding them in assessing, reporting, and reducing their carbon footprint. For more information please visit www.carbonzero.ca or search on Twitter: @Carbonzero

For further information: Jessie Tuttle, Director of Business Development, Carbonzero, (416) 640-8900 ext. 2055, jessie.tuttle@carbonzero.ca

Carbonzero is the proud official offset provider for the 2011 Green Living Show in Toronto :: April 15-17, 2011 @ The Direct Energy Centre




Taste. Shop. Play. Learn.

WE'RE GIVING AWAY 10 FREE PASSES - EMAIL US OR TWEET

Mark your calendar for the 5th annual Green Living Show April 15-17, 2011 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. The show’s extraordinary array of activities, attractions and events will entertain, educate and inspire you to make greener choices. The show features only genuine environmentally responsible products and services from 450 Green Screened companies. Products featured meet strict environmental performance standards and are Green Living approved. There’s something for everyone so come and indulge your alter eco!

For more information visit www.greenlivingshow.ca

Carbonzero is the proud official offset provider for the 2011 Green Expo in Ottawa -- March 19 & 20, 2011 @ Landsdowne Park



The Ottawa Green Expo is the first of it's kind in Ottawa! This exciting, 2 day event features hundreds of exhibitors, all dedicated to providing information, products and services that can help you live a greener lifestyle! With everything from home and garden ideas, eco-friendly food and clothing, transportation options, organic food and cooking, to guest speakers and interactive displays the Ottawa Green Expo offers many simple ways of going green and helping our environment!

Make a day of it; bring your friends and family and learn to "Go Green".

Event Features include: Green Homes & Gardens, Solar Zone, Local & Organic Marketplace, Green Building, Energy, Green Business, Transportation Zone, Wellness Zone, and Eco-Fashion!

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: Ottawa Green Expo 2011


The Juno Awards Take Steps To Sustainability



March 9, 2011 - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is pleased to announce that it is the first organization in Canada to use the newly launched CSA Standards event sustainability management standard. The new CSA Z2010-10 Requirements and guidance for organizers of sustainable events, entails that CARAS integrate consideration of environmental, social, and economic impacts into various areas of the planning and management of the 2011 JUNO Awards and events.

Since 2008, CARAS and the JUNO Awards have worked closely with its partner Strategin Solutions to develop a comprehensive strategy for improving the sustainability of CARAS office operations and the JUNO Awards events. Use of CSA Z2010-10 is a natural extension of these efforts.

"We are so pleased to demonstrate our commitment once again to sustainability through compliance with CSA Z2010-10. We hope that our efforts to use this standard in conjunction with 40th Anniversary JUNO Awards events will shape the path of sustainability in the Canadian music and events industry," said Melanie Berry, President & CEO of CARAS/The JUNO Awards.

"Many Canadian recording artists have championed and embraced environmental sustainability as part of their core values for many years, so it is most fitting that the 2011 JUNO Awards serve as the primary event to incorporate the CSA Requirements and guidance for organizers of sustainable event standard," says Bonnie Rose, President, CSA Standards. "By integrating the standard in this nationally recognized program, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is setting a positive example for other organizations to follow in demonstrating their commitment to a sustainable event that is ethical, accountable and transparent."

The sustainability strategy undertaken for the 2011 JUNO Awards and 40th Anniversary events involve engaging and encouraging all JUNO partners to minimize and manage waste, decrease the consumption of water and energy, reduce the carbon footprint, and purchase environmentally and socially responsible goods and services. Venues, accommodations, production companies, caterers, printers, and transport providers are all on board and playing a key part in facilitating the achievement of sustainability objectives.

Several ongoing key partnerships also greatly support the JUNO Awards' sustainability strategy and the pursuit of compliance with CSA Z2010-10. For the fourth year in a row, CARAS and the JUNO Awards are partnered with Bullfrog Power, to provide the CARAS office and all 2011 JUNO Awards events with clean, renewable electricity.

2011 marks the second year of partnership with Carbonzero, a Canadian organization providing carbon offset credits to offset emissions resulting from flights, production crew travel and ground transportation incurred by CARAS. It is also the second consecutive year that CARAS is partnering with Me to We Style that produces all JUNO-branded apparel with the use of organic cotton and viscose from bamboo.

As the first users of CSA Z2010-10, CARAS and the JUNO Awards are playing a unique role in the ongoing development of the new guidelines and requirements. Following this year's events, feedback will be provided to the CSA Standards Technical Committee responsible for the standard. The goal of this process is to promote the widespread use and uptake of the CSA Z2010-10 standard in the Canadian market and to help ensure that it is as user-friendly as possible.


Source: Rockstar Weekly

The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Carbonzero Offset Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE


The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Carbonzero Offset Greenhouse Gas Emissions


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON (FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010) The 22 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake (WNOTL), in
partnership with Carbonzero, have applied a portion of each 2010 Taste the Season Touring Pass towards the purchase of 133 tonnes CO2e worth of Carbon Offsets from the Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc. (IGRS) Niagara East Landfill Gas Utilization Project, located in Niagara Falls.


“The WNOTL are committed to sustainable viniculture, winemaking and winery tourism practices. As such, we are aware that a Touring Pass event like Taste the Season, does create some GHG emissions-producing activities, like guests driving toNiagara-on-the-Lake,” said Roselyn Dyck-Cieszkowski, Committee Chair, Taste the Season, “By purchasing Carbon Offsets we are doing our part to minimize GHG emissions our event creates by investing in GHG reduction initiatives happening in our own backyard.”


The Niagara East Landfill Gas Utilization Project controls methane and improves the air quality for the surrounding region. By investing in this project, the WNOTL are able to support a homegrown environmental initiative that enhances their own sustainability measures.


Carbon offsetting is an innovative way to take positive action on climate change. Carbon Offsets are verified reductions of GHG emissions, designed to help minimize climate change by compensating or off-setting an emissions-producing activity. By investing in improved efficiency, improved environmental controls, conservation initiatives and changes in behaviour, offset purchasers like WNOTL, take responsibility for the emissions they are unable to reduce by investing in GHG reductions elsewhere.


Taste the Season is the WNOTL’s ‘go-to’ event of the season and the kick-off to the events of Winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country. It takes place November 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28 from 11 am to 5 pm. Each of the 22 wineries features a seasonal pairing of Niagara-on-the-Lake VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wine and local culinary item. Touring Passes are $44.25 per person, exclusive of taxes. Each Touring Pass entitles the holder to a VQA wine and food pairing at each of the member wineries and is valid for one of the featured weekends. For information about Taste the Season and a full list of wine
and food pairings, visit www.wineriesofniagaronthelake.com


Everyday the WNOTL welcome guests to Wine Country to savour the richness of the region and to experience the distinct wineries. The members of the WNOTL are: Cattail Creek, Château des Charmes, Coyote’s Run, Hillebrand, Ice House, Inniskillin, Jackson Triggs, Joseph’s, Konzelmann, Lailey, Maleta, Marynissen, Niagara College, Palatine Hills, Peller Estates, Pillitteri, Pondview, Ravine, Reif, Riverview, Southbrook, Stonechurch, Stratus, Strewn and Sunnybrook Farm. Visit www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com or the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake Facebook page for more information.


Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of corporate carbon reduction strategies and solutions in the emerging low carbon economy. A top performer in the 2009 David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting, Carbonzero has led the way in setting the leading industry standards for measurable, verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero helps transform individuals, governments and organizations by aiding them in assessing, reporting, and reducing their carbon footprint. For more information, visit www.carbonzero.ca.


IGRS is a partnership between Comcor Environmental Limited (Comcor) and Integrated Municipal Services Inc. (IMS), a full-service, landfill gas utilization company. IGRS offers complete design, build, own and operate solutions for landfill gas utilization, methane control and emission reduction projects across Canada. For more information, visit www.igrs.ca.


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Carbonzero is pleased to announce their new partnership with Green Enterprise Ontario.



Carbonzero is pleased to announce their new partnership with Green Enterprise Ontario (GEO). Founded in 2006 as Green Enterprise Toronto (GET), GEO T.O. is Toronto's premiere sustainable business association with the added advantage of GEO's province-wide business network, resources, and scale of influence. GEO's purpose is to help businesses to green up every aspect of their enterprise from the office to the factory floor, and help consumers make better choices and find the greenest products and services on the market.


As a perk to our newly acquired membership, Carbonzero is pleased to provide 15% discount on Advisory Services to all GEO members.


Carbonzero Supports The Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes



TORONTO, August 4, 2010 - The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and Carbonzero have partnered to offer home, cottage and vehicle prize winners high quality Canadian based offsets to reduce associated emissions.


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The 2010 Green Living Show is one step closer to becoming 'Carbonzero'



TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - Carbonzero is very pleased to announce their partnership with the 2010 Green Living Show as a contributing sponsor. Carbonzero will offset all non-electric greenhouse gas emissions in order to efficiently neutralize the carbon footprint of the entire event. The Green Living Show (April 23-25, 2010) is Toronto's largest green consumer show dedicated to educating the public about easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle. For more information please visit: http://www.greenlivingonline.com/torontoshow/show_initiatives.html


Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of corporate carbon reduction strategies and solutions in the emerging low carbon economy. A top performer in the recent "David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting", Carbonzero has led the way in setting the leading industry standards for measurable, verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero helps transform individuals, governments and organizations by aiding them in assessing, reporting, and reducing their carbon footprint. For more information please visit www.carbonzero.ca or search on Twitter: @Carbonzero


For further information: Dan Fraleigh, Director of Operations, Carbonzero, (416) 640-8900 ext. 1001, dan.fraleigh@carbonzero.ca or Jessie Tuttle, Director of Business Development, Carbonzero, (416) 640-8900 ext. 2055, jessie.tuttle@carbonzero.ca


Source: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2010/20/c4181.html

Carbonzero Announces their Official Community Sponsorship of the 2010 JUNO Awards



TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - Carbonzero has been selected as the official carbon emissions offset provider for the 2010 JUNO Awards, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). This partnership will enable CARAS (and its partners CTV and Insight Productions) to offset all of their greenhouse gas emissions associated with air travel for the 2010 JUNO Awards. CARAS has chosen to partner with Carbonzero reflecting their commitment to produce more sustainable events. This partnership will produce measurable verified emissions reductions solutions that will provide the host community of St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador with clear environmental, economic and social benefits.


Carbonzero was founded in 2006 and has rapidly risen to become a leader in the design and implementation of corporate carbon reduction strategies and solutions in the emerging low carbon economy. A top performer in the recent "David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina Institute report on Carbon Offsetting", Carbonzero has led the way in setting the leading industry standards for measurable, verified emissions reduction offsets in Canada. Carbonzero helps transform organizations by aiding them in assessing, reporting, and reducing their carbon footprint. For more information please visit www.carbonzero.ca or search on Twitter: @Carbonzero


For further information: Dan Fraleigh, Director of Operations, Carbonzero, (416) 640-8900 ext. 1001, dan.fraleigh@carbonzero.ca or Jessie Tuttle, Director of Business Development, Carbonzero, (416) 640-8900 ext. 2055, jessie.tuttle@carbonzero.ca


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