In La Presse : Carbon Neutral Homes
March 08, 2016

Belvedair is a general contractor committed to building affordable houses, suited to the wants and needs of its customers, and ecological. To this end, it has concluded a partnership with Planetair to develop a protocol to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) generated by the construction, usage, and end of life of houses.

The article in La Presse provides interesting additional information: http://www.lapresse.ca/maison/renovation/renovation-verte/201603/07/01-4958099-la-maison-sans-empreinte.php

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Partnership Between Communauto and First Capital
February 02, 2016

Communauto, Canada’s leading car-sharing company, and First Capital Realty Inc., Canada’s leading owner, developer and manager of grocery-anchored urban properties, announced a partnership for the provision of reserved parking spaces for Communauto’s fleet at First Capital shopping centres. The two companies joined forces to facilitate sustainable mobility. Communauto customers therefore have access to reserved parking spaces at the following shopping centres : Centre Domaine, Galeries Normandie and Place Fleury in Montreal, as well as Galeries Charlesbourg in Quebec City.
http://actualites.communauto.com/en/2016/01/26/communauto-capital-realty-enter-partnership-access-shared-mobility-citizens/

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The Advices of the David Suzuki Foundation on carbon credits
February 01, 2016

The David Suzuki Foundation provides on its website a lot of information relevant to the reduction of one’s ecological footprint. The site notably addresses emissions of greenhouse gases and ways to « go carbon neutral ». The Foundation lists carbon offsets calculators available on the Web that includes Planetair’s. Moreover, in its first and only market survey, the Foundation’s ranked Planetair among the best suppliers of carbon offsets on the market. Planetair remains committed to abiding to the highest standards on the market. The Foundation’s tips about carbon-neutrality are available on the following webpage: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/reduce-your-carbon-footprint/go-carbon-neutral/.

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Use your Desjardins Bonusdollars to reduce your carbon footprint!
January 29, 2016

Did you know that you can use your Desjardins’ Bonusdollars to reduce your impact on the climate? You can exchange your bonusdollars for Planetair’s carbon offsets, and therefore contribute to the fight against climate change!

https://www.bonusdollars.ca/catalogue/product_details.asp?lang=en&product_id=409468&pch_id=155903#description

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Climate Under Tension
January 26, 2016

In the context of the COP 21 held at the end of 2015, TV5 Québec Canada and TV5 Monde published an interactive webdocumentary on climate change. Through six scenarios that address various issues and take place in several places around the world, the viewer’s awareness is raised to the complex issue of climate change. The viewer enters in turn into the daily life of an industrial engineer in the United Arab Emirates, a Canadian couple who wonders about its consumption, a French farmer who tries to adapt his farm to the consequences of climate change, a Tuvalu student who struggles to save her island, a Chinese architect who is working to create a sustainable building, and a field epidemiologist in Mali. The interactive experience helps put into perspective the choices available to people in the course of their professional activities as well as in their daily lives. The viewer is invited to view interviews and read informational materials that will allow him/her to make choices for the characters and influence their stories. The documentary is available (in French) at the following address: http://climatsoustension.com/.

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AMEUS Obtains Carbon Offsets for its Symposium
January 22, 2016

The Association de la maîtrise en environnement de l’Université de Sherbrooke (AMEUS) will hold its 28th symposium on February 26, under the theme "Rethinking the economy: how to reconcile environment and economy?". All the information about the event can be accessed at: http://ameus-sherbrooke.com/colloque/. The AMEUS will invest in Planetair Gold Standard offsets to reduce the climatic impact of its activity.

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November 12, 2015
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Ecosystem Marketplace Publishes its State of Forest Carbon Finance 2015
November 05, 2015

Ecosystem Marketplace's published its newest report, titled “Converging at the Crossroads: State of Forest Carbon Finance 2015”. The report sets out the results of forest carbon markets, and reveals that 2014 was the biggest year yet in terms of volume, value and price. According to the press release, voluntary demand increased by 18%, and compliance demand increased by 200%. Various developments are also noted, such as a transition of readiness finance towards results-based payments. The report is published with the approach of the Paris Conference, where important issues of funding will be discussed, including REDD+ issues and result-based payments.

 

The report and the press release are available in English from the following address: <http://forest-trends.org/releases/p/sofcf2015>.

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Quintus Marketing Agency Invests in Sustainable Development
November 04, 2015

Marketing agency Quintus offers 5% of its revenues to Quebec organizations. Similarly, 1% is donated to Planetair for the purchase of carbon offsets to reduce the carbon footprint of the agency.

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Karavaniers: carbon neutral and ethical travel
November 03, 2015

Karavaniers was the first travel agency in Canada to require its clients to offset the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions associated with air travel. Since 2009, Karavaniers’ investments in Planetair Gold Standard projects in developing countries has not only offset its customers' flights GHG emissions but also contributed to the sustainable development of local communities.

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Operation Groundswell: Volunteer Travels with Ethical Considerations
October 01, 2015

Operation Groundswell is a volunteer travel organization with ethical travel at the crux of its philosophy. Operation Groundswell requires each team member to support projects implemented by the local non-profits, charities, and communities that it partners with. Given that the round-trip flights of its volunteers leave a large carbon footprint, Operation Groundswell carbon offsets all of its programs through Planetair.

http://operationgroundswell.com/programs/fee-contribution/

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Festival international de jazz de Montréal: 7th carbon neutral edition
July 31, 2015

For the seventh consecutive year, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, a pioneer in carbon neutrality of major events, held a carbon neutral festival with the support of its partner Rio Tinto Alcan. Since 2008, Planetair has quantified the greenhouse gases of the festival and provided the Gold Standard carbon offsets required to achieve carbon neutrality.

http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/about-the-festival/planetair-faq.aspx

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Communauto - Planetair Partnership
May 29, 2015

Through a partnership between Communauto and Planetair, Communauto users have the opportunity to offset the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions generated by their journeys. For its part, Communauto compensates the GHG emissions of its service vehicles as well as the emissions related to a number of corporate activities.

http://www.communauto.com/en/infos/ges.html

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Caribou Wins a Juno Award
March 31, 2015

Congratulation to Caribou for its 2015 Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year (Our Love) ! Thank you for choosing Planetair for offsetting the group’s carbon emissions.

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The « Sans Auto Solo » Challenge will take place on September 17
August 28, 2014

The 6th edition of the « Sans Auto Solo » Challenge will take place on September 17, 2015. Organized by the Centre de gestion des déplacements de DESTL et Voyagez Futé, the challenge is a Quebec-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction awareness raising contest.

 

Employers are called upon to encourage their employees to get to work using a sustainable mode of transport (public transport, cycling, walking, car pooling, etc.) on that day. In 2013, more than 250,000 people were reached through 100 participating organizations.

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GREEN MARINE’S LATEST ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT CARD SHOWS IMPROVEMENT
June 16, 2014

This sixth year of evaluating the environmental performance of Green Marine participants shows that the maritime transportation industry continues to go well beyond regulatory compliance. Green Marine unveiled its participants’ 2013 results last night during GreenTech 2014. The annual conference is being held in Saint John, New Brunswick , from June 10 th to 12 th . The report card also reflects how shipowners, ports and terminal s are taking concrete environmental actions, notably to improve air quality in their port communities.

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GreenTech set to be Green Marine's first carbon neutral event
April 09, 2014

The Green Marine Management Corporation is significantly reducing its own environmental footprint by making GreenTech 2014 a carbon-neutral event. The annual conference being held June 10-12 in Saint John, New Brunswick, will have all of its related emissions offset through high-quality carbon credits.

 

“We’re very pleased to be collaborating with Planetair to determine GreenTech’s emissions and then offset them by funding sustainable development initiatives,” said Manon Lanthier, Green Marine’s communications manager.

 

Want to know more? Read the article

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Concours LES VIVATS : Soulignez la différence que vous faites
November 11, 2013

Le Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables lance la troisième édition du concours Les Vivats, Les prix Loto-Québec pour les événements responsables. Les organisateurs et fournisseurs ont jusqu’au 25 janvier 2014 pour présenter leurs candidatures.

 
Dans le monde tel que nous le vivons, la moindre différence, le moindre ruisseau apportant de l’eau au moulin mérite non seulement d’être soulignée, mais partagée. Les Vivats 2014 se sont donné cette mission.
 
Que vous soyez un grand joueur des festivals, du monde corporatif, une municipalité, une PME ou une toute petite organisation, ce que vous faites est important aux yeux du monde.
En inscrivant un événement au concours Les Vivats 2014, on lui donne la vitrine qu’il mérite. Parmi nos lauréats des années précédantes : Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins, Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville, Ville de Saint-Eustache, Festival de Montgolfières de Gatineau, Table bioalimentaire de la Côte-Nord, FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières, Fondaction et Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
 
Cette année, huit catégories seront soulignées, autant de leviers vers le changement : gestion des matières résiduelles, alimentation, transport et de efficacité énergétique, engagement socio-économique, Prix du public (choisi par vote populaire), fournisseur, lieu d’accueil et le Grand Vivat.
 
Le Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables remercie ses nombreux partenaires qui se joignent à Loto-Québec, Recyc-Québec et Gaz Métro pour assurer le succès du concours Les Vivats.
 
Pour plus d’information sur Les Vivats : lesvivats.com
 
À propos du Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables (CQEER)
Le CQEER a pour objectif de faciliter et d’encourager l’organisation d’évènements écoresponsables au Québec. Il assure un développement constant des connaissances dans ce domaine, stimule l’offre de produits et de services et met à la disposition du public un portail rassemblant une foule d’informations : evenementecoresponsable.com

 

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October 25, 2013
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September 23, 2013
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Communauto launches Auto-mobile
June 17, 2013

 

Communauto launches Auto-mobile : first 100% electric one-way carsharing pilot project in Canada
Auto-mobile website

 

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Best Project Developer third year in a row!
May 10, 2013

Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance magazines have named the winners in their fourth annual rankings of the Voluntary Carbon Market. Swiss project developer South Pole Carbon once again dominated the project developer categories, winning the overall Best Project Developer title, as well as both the renewable energy and energy efficiency categories.

 

 

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November 11, 2012
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The Gold Standard announces its acquisition of the CarbonFix Standard
October 03, 2012

The Gold Standard is delighted to have announced that it will acquire The CarbonFix Standard to establish the foundation of its expansion into the land-use and forests sector. This ground-breaking acquisition is the first of its kind in the carbon market and combines the two highest standards in the voluntary market. It will build immediate capacity in afforestation/reforestation and for the development of other land-use methodologies such as Improved Forest Management and Climate-Smart Agriculture.

http://www.cdmgoldstandard.org/the-gold-standard-announces-its-acquisition-of-the-carbonfix-standard

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May 01, 2012
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The Rogers Cup Recognized for its Green Initiatives
April 20, 2012

The Rogers Cup in Montreal was recognized for its green initiatives last week at the first edition of the “Vivats” Awards which are meant to recognize the work of event organizers in the province of Quebec who have exemplary green initiatives in place.

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November 11, 2011
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[en]If you buy a SEAT Ibiza E-Ecomotive you can drive climate neutrally for the lifetime of the car
July 28, 2011

If you buy a SEAT Ibiza E-Ecomotive – which already has very low CO2 emissions of 89g/km – you can drive climate neutrally for the lifetime of the car. Learn more .

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Another successful year for myclimate
June 23, 2011

myclimate just published its annual report 2010 . In accordance with the principles of "avoid, reduce & offset emissions", myclimate expanded its activities in all three areas. The overall turnover in 2010 reached 11.83 Mio Swiss Francs, all in all 303 300 tons of CO2 were offset. This is the best annual result ever achieved by myclimate. Recently the total sum which customers of myclimate have offset exceeded the first million ton of CO2

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The Montreal international Jazz Festival carbon neutral once again
June 13, 2011

Since 2008, the Montreal international Jazz Festival is certified carbon neutral through Planetair. Once again, greenhouse gas emissions from the event will be offset.

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myclimate sells 1 millionth offset
March 03, 2011
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Planetair's offset partner myclimate wins two prizes - June 14, 2010
June 15, 2010

Myclimate, the offset provider for Planetair, recently won two awards for its work. On May 31, 2010, myclimate received the Swiss Environmental Foundation group award recognizing its commitment to climate protection. A few days later, on June 3, myclimate's climate education project "Climate Laboratory" received the NATIONAL Energy Globe Award 2010 Switzerlnd, an environmental award presented annually worldwide in various categories by the Energy Globe Foundation.

For more information on myclimate, please refer to their site or annual report for 2009.

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Planetair to offset emissions generated by Tropik-D’s microbreweries tour ? May 5, 2010
May 11, 2010

The musicians from Tropik-D recently launched a tour of sixteen microbreweries in Quebec. Planetair is proud to help in making this tour environmentally friendly, by providing carbon credits to offset travel emissions. 

 For more information on Tropik-D's tour, see their site (French only).

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Planetair launches eco-driving campaign - March 30, 2010
March 30, 2010

Planetair and the David Suzuki Foundation today launched their eco-driving campaign "Roulez Mieux". Aimed at drivers who are not in a position to get rid of their cars altogether, the campaign provides options to drivers who would like to reduce their gas consumption, empowering them to reduce their climate impact at the same time. Sign your reductions Protocol at roulezmieux.ca, and witness the combined impact our actions can have (in French only).
The campaign was made possible through the support of belairdirect, the Fonds d'action québécois pour le développement durable, bleublancrouge, and CAA Québec.

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Desjardins teams with Planetair to offer green loans - March 19, 2010
March 27, 2010

Planetair is proud to announce that it will be providing carbon offsets for a new Desjardins green business loan package. Under this package, business clients who invest in energy efficiency measures will automatically receive offsets equivalent to 50 basis points (one-half of one per cent) on the balance of the loan at the end of each year.

To be eligible for this loan, businesses must first receive a grant or subsidy for energy efficiency projects from Hydro-Québec, the Quebec Agency for Energy Efficiency, or the Quebec Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

For more information on this loan, see the Desjardins site .

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Planetair to Calculate Cirque du Soleil Emissions - January 8, 2010
January 09, 2010

Planetair is proud to announce that it has been selected to carry out a greenhouse gas emissions assessment of the Cirque du Soleil's worldwide activities. Planetair will apply its proprietary emissions calculation tool to carry out the analysis, which will follow ISO 14064 standards.

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Planetair publishes annual report for 2008 - October 30, 2009
October 30, 2009

Planetair is proud to announce the publication of its annual report for 2008. Through its annual reports, Planetair continues its ongoing commitment to transparency.

 Last year, Planetair was the first carbon offsetter in Canada to publish an annual report.

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Planetair again rated among Canada’s top offset providers - July 17, 2009
July 21, 2009

The David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute have published a guide to Canadian carbon offsetters. Planetair, previously already ranked first in Canada by carboncatalog.org, received a “strong performance” label, ranking second among Canadian offsetters. “If our annual report had already been published at the time of writing, we would have ranked first overall, but we are of course proud to have been recognized by two eminent environmental NGOs”, said Julian Lee, Planetair’s Director of Operations.

The full report can be accessed here .

 

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Planetair wins tender to help manage NCC’s carbon footprint - July 1, 2009
July 21, 2009

The National Capital Commission (NCC) has selected Planetair from among 23 bidders to provide carbon footprinting, energy efficiency and carbon offsetting advice. This large-scale project will take place over the next two years. The NCC is a Crown corporation that is the steward of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region.

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Planetair launches guide for carbon-neutral festivals and events - April 22, 2009
April 27, 2009

Planetair has developed a guide for festival and event organizers helping them make their events carbon neutral. The guide accompanies organizers through three steps: quantifying greenhouse gas emissions, reducing emissions, and offsetting those emissions that cannot be reduced through the purchase of high-quality carbon offsets. A calculation tools complements the guide.

The guide is the result of an innovative partnership hosted between Planetair, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, which served as a pilot case, the Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable, Rio Tinto Alcan, and Loto Québec

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Race Director Turns to Planetair in Setting New Standard of Racing - March 4, 2009
March 04, 2009

On September 12 2009, Port Perry, Ontario, will host Canada’s first carbon-neutral Half Marathon/5K. Race director Angela Connolly’s mission is to become the first race in Canada to gain environmental certification from the Oregon-based Council for Responsible Sport.

“We will calculate the total amount of carbon dioxide (both direct and indirect) used for this race and offset that total by purchasing carbon credits with Planetair,” says Connolly. To that end, a carbon levy has been integrated in the registration fee. “This Eco-Run will demonstrate to the running community that we can make a difference one light step at a time. This run forges a deep connection between personal health and our planet’s health.”

For more information on this event see www.portperryrun.ca .

 

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Planetair Offset Provider Myclimate Rated High in END
January 29, 2009

Planetair’s offset provider, MyClimate, has been named one of the top three offset providers in the ENDS Guide to Carbon Offsets.

The ENDS Guide to Carbon Offsets has emerged as the essential companion to the voluntary carbon market.  ENDS presents the most comprehensive global directory of offset providers published to date.  Based on extensive research, it assesses 170 offset 
providers and points buyers to the operators that adhere to the highest standards.  The guide sets a threshold for offset quality based on the degree of assurance that a tonne of carbon purchased is a tonne of carbon reduced.  It also evaluates the degree of  sustainability fostered by offsetting.  In this evaluation, MyClimate was rated as one of three international companies adhering to the strictest offsetting criteria.

According to the results of this guide, Europe has emerged as the global centre of quality carbon offset providers, with 25 of the 
top 30 based or active there.  Planetair is pleased to have access to these offsets of such recognized quality, and continues to do its
part to establish a top product in the Canadian market.

 

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LEAD Canada's GRI Training Courses will be carbon-neutral ? January 23, 2009
January 23, 2009

LEAD Canada's Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) training courses will be carbon-neutral thanks to Planetair.  The two-day courses are currently the only GRI-certified training courses in North America.  The courses are targeted at professional report makers and users, including those involved in CSR, engagement, sustainability reporting, etc.

Courses are offered in: Calgary on February 5-6; Montreal on February 12-13; Vancouver on February 19-20; and Toronto on March 2-3, 2009. Please see their website for more information and registration deadlines.

 

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Parti Québécois to offset emissions
November 26, 2008

Today, the Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois announced that the party will offset all carbon dioxide emissions generated by her current election campaign with Planetair.  According to Marois, this decision to offset the campaign is in line with the party's goal for a greener Quebec.

 

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Quebecois group Mes Aïeux plan carbon neutral tour ? November 17, 2008
November 17, 2008

Planetair is proud to announce that it will be providing offsets to the Quebecois group Mes Aïeux, to certify their upcoming tour as carbon
neutral. The group members are glad to reduce their climate footprint and make a real difference for the environment.

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Guests of the Goethe-Institut Montréal need not worry about carbon footprint
October 31, 2008

Planetair is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Goethe-Institut Montréal as the official supplier of quality carbon offsets for guests' air travel to the Institute.  This partnership was developed bearing in mind the Insitute's current program “The Language of Your Environment,“ which incorporates environmental awareness.

The Goethe-Institut’s Director, Ms. Mechtild Manus, acknowledges the need to “walk the talk“ and accompany awareness with action.  Furthermore, Mr. Mathieu Régnier, the invited curator for the campaign, explains, “The goal of the Goethe-Institute is to become carbon neutral one step at a time through its partnership with Planetair”.

As an important cultural player in Montreal, the Goethe-Institut organizes more than 150 events each year.  Since many participants travel from Germany, thus generating notable emissions, the Insitute hopes that this initiative will have substantial climate benefits.

For more information on the Goethe-Institut's program “The Language of Your Environment,” please visit their website .

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Bloc Québecois offsets with Planetair ? September 6, 2008
October 02, 2008

The Bloc Québecois has joined with Planetair to offset the climate impact of this year’s leader tours.  This is the second consecutive tour that the Bloc Québecois has offset with Planetair, after a successful partnership in 2006.

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NDP to offset Leader’s Tour with Planetair ? September 8, 20
October 02, 2008

The New Democrats have teamed with Planetair to show their environmental commitment by running an emission-free 2008 Leader’s Tour.  The NDP will be offsetting all carbon dioxide emissions from plane, bus, and car travel, as well as the energy used for their events.

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Montreal Alouettes first Canadian professional sports team to go carbon neutral
September 29, 2008

Planetair is proud to announce that it has joined with the Montreal Alouettes, helping the team to become the first Canadian professional sports team to go carbon neutral.


"We understand how important it is for everyone - companies and individuals alike - to reduce their environmental footprint and to help fight climate change. By going carbon neutral and implementing an environmental action plan, we hope to demonstrate our leadership and act as a model for young people, our fans, the community and the field of professional sports," said Larry Smith, President and CEO of the Alouettes.

Planetair will be providing Gold Standard offsets to offset the Club's administration and stadium operations, day-to-day team transport, and away-game travel. By going carbon neutral, the Club will annually offset 400 tonnes of CO2 - the equivalent of taking nearly 100 cars off the   road for one year.

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Planetair partners with Cedar Grove Lodge to offer carbon neutral vacations ? September 21, 2008
September 25, 2008

Planetair recently partnered with Cedar Grove Lodge, an Ontario resort, to offer guests the opportunity of going carbon neutral.   Guests have the option of calculating the carbon emissions associated with their vacation, and offsetting with Gold Standard credits.  For more information, visit the Planetair/Cedar Grove website

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Planetair featured in Protégez-Vous ? August 1, 2008
July 30, 2008

Planetair is featured in the August 2008 issue of Protégez-Vous, the Quebecois guide for consumers.  The article explains how to become carbon neutral through voluntary carbon offsetting.  Planetair is proud to be featured in this consumer advocacy magazine as a high-quality offset provider.

 

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Montreal International Jazz Festival certified carbon neutral ? June 25, 2008
July 16, 2008

Planetair is proud to announce that this year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival will be certified carbon neutral.  Planetair offset the emissions generated throughout the duration of the Festival, including those by generators, electricity consumption, artist accommodation, and travel by artists and Festival staff.  These results were achieved with the support of Rio Tinto Alcan and the Quebec Action Fund for Sustainable Development, who have committed support for three years.  Planetair hopes that this pilot project will encourage other Quebec festivals to follow suit and reduce their climate footprints.

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Karavaniers travel agency includes offsetting costs in pricing ? July 15, 2008
July 16, 2008

Planetair is launching an exciting partnership with Karavaniers, a responsible travel agency based in Montreal.  As Karavaniers strives to respect local cultures and the environment, starting in 2009, it will assume the environmental responsibility of air travel emissions by offsetting with Planetair. Planetair is proud to work with Karavaniers as the first travel agency in Quebec to include the cost of carbon offsets in its pricing.

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Planetair becomes first Canadian offsetter to publish an annual report ? May 6, 2008
May 06, 2008

Planetair is proud to be the first carbon offsetter in Canada to publish an Annual Report. The report is part of Planetair's commitment to transparency and reviews Planetair's 2007 operations.

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Karel Mayrand to address ICAO Workshop on Aviation and Carbon Markets ? April 28, 2008
April 28, 2008

Karel Mayrand will be addressing The International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Workshop on Aviation and Carbon Markets on 18/19 June 2008, representing Planetair and its offset partner myclimate. The workshop will include a broad discussion of the pros and cons of global markets for aviation emissions and the opportunities for a global aviation carbon market.

The subject matter will be of particular interest to persons involved with aviation and environmental protection in ICAO Contracting States, governments, international organizations, aviation industries, and academic/ research institutions.

The registration for the ICAO Aviation Carbon and Market Workshop is free of charge and is on a space available basis subject to confirmation. The news media is also invited to cover the event.

For more information, please visit the Workshop website

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Climate Project Canada offsets Al Gore Training Session with Planetair ? April 11, 2008
April 22, 2008

Thanks to the support of Desjardins, Planetair is pleased to announce that is has offset its second Al Gore event, the recent Climate Project Canada training session in Montreal. 250 Canadians attended in order to learn how to spread Al Gore’s message about climate change awareness. Planetair previously offset Mr. Gore’s speech in Vancouver in September 2007.

During the training, the volunteers gained insight from Mr. Gore and other top Canadian environmental leaders, including David Suzuki and Jean Lemire. The volunteers will return to their communities across the country, and fulfill their commitment to doing 10 climate change presentations over the course of the next year.

For more information on The Climate Project Canada, please see their website.

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Karel Mayrand among the finalists for the ARISTA prize ? April 18, 2008
April 22, 2008

Karel Mayrand, Planetair’s Executive Director, was recently selected as one of three finalists in the “Young Socially Responsible Business Leader in Quebec” of the ARISTA 2008 prize.

For 31 years, this provincial competition has been recognizing the success of young business leaders in Quebec.

For more information, see the JCCM website .

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Globe and Mail article on Planetair and the Gold Standard ? April 22, 2008
April 22, 2008

The Globe and Mail today published an article on Planetair and the Gold Standard, the independent quality certification of Planetair's offsets.

Read the article.

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Our Pricing Policy ? April 10, 2008
April 11, 2008

As you may have noticed, our offset prices have fluctuated recently. We adjust our prices on a monthly basis for exchange rate fluctuations between the Canadian dollar and the Euro, the currency in which we purchase offset credits.  We would like to assure you that any price fluctuations are not associated with any increased administrative costs. We still guarantee that at least 80% of your money goes to the offset projects. Like you, we sincerely hope that the Canadian dollar will keep pace with the Euro and allow us to provide accessible high quality offsets to our clients.

Thank you for your understanding,The Planetair Team

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Northerners taking action on climate change through Arctic Energy Alliance partnership - March 28, 2008
March 28, 2008

Planetair has teamed up with the Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA), a non-profit organization that is on the frontlines of fighting climate change in Northern Canada. This partnership will provide northerners the opportunity to calculate their emissions and to purchase carbon offsets. Planetair is proud to have been selected as a partner by the AEA, and hopes to empower northerners to make a concrete difference in their region, which is already beginning to feel the effects of global warming more severely than most areas.
For more information, see AEA's website.

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First Carbon Neutral Rotary Club event in North America - March 29, 2008
March 28, 2008

Rotary International and the City of Kelowna are pleased to announce the first Carbon Neutral Rotary event in North America, with the Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club’s 21st Annual Community Charity Auction on March 29, 2008.
Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club has strived to minimize the carbon impact of this event by choosing local ingredients for the meal, shuttling volunteers to and from the hotel to reduce car emissions, and recycling, composting, and using as few resources as possible. The Club has taken responsibility for the remaining greenhouse gas emissions generated by this event by offsetting with Planetair. 

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Jack Johnson Concert Offset with Planetair - March 16, 2008
March 25, 2008

Musician Jack Johnson will perform the inaugural concert at Burl's Creek Park on Sunday August 3, in support of his worldwide #1 record, Sleep Through the Static. Jack Johnson fans will get the chance to experience his music live outdoors just north of Barrie, Ontario.

Jack Johnson and his crew are passionately committed to greening every aspect of this tour in order to minimize their environmental impact, and to promote environmental awareness.  Burl's Creek Park and event promoter Live Nation are joining with Planetair to offset greenhouse gas emissions produced by the concert.  Through offsetting and other environmental initiatives, Jack Johnson and his team are striving to set up Canada's greenest major music event yet.

For more information, see Jack Johnson's Burl's Creek website.

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Alberta Liberals run carbon-neutral race - February 28, 2008
February 28, 2008

Whether they gain seats or lose seats, the Alberta Liberals promise to wind up even on greenhouse gas emissions.

For the first time, the party is running a carbon-neutral campaign. Montreal-based Planetair is assessing how much fuel the party is burning to run its headquarters and minivans, and the airplanes it has chartered for same-day travel.

The Liberals agreed to pay carbon offsets which go towards emissions-busting projects like wind power in Madagascar, biomass electricity in India, and power from wastewater in South Africa.

Midway through the campaign, the Liberals had been billed for emitting about 6.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide, said party vice-president Glenn Rollans.

The price for a clearer conscience: about $230.

[Article published in the Edmonton Journal, February 28, 2008]

 

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NHL Players Offset with Planetair - December 07, 2007
December 07, 2007

Planetair is proud to announce that it is the offset supplier for the National Hockey League Players’ Association’s (NHLPA) Carbon Neutral Challenge for the 2007-2008 season. The Challenge is the largest player-driven initiative in the North American professional sports world to tackle global warming. It is a joint activity of the NHL players, the NHLPA and the David Suzuki Foundation, and shows that NHL players want to take the lead in doing something real about global warming.

The Challenge gives players the opportunity to take responsibility for the climate impact of their regular and pre-season activities and go carbon neutral. It’s entirely voluntary; each player decides for himself if he wants to participate. At the midway point of the tour and after hearing about the initiative from NHLPA Executive Director Paul Kelly and Eric Lindros on their fall tour to the NHL teams, more than 350 players had already signed up.

The emissions calculations were conducted by the David Suzuki Foundation, which is acting as the official NGO partner for the Challenge.

For more information, consult the David Suzuki Foundation web site.

Watch an interview with Andrew Ference, instigator of the initiative, on Hockey Night in Canada (December 14th, 2007).

Contact: Julian Lee, Programme Manager, Planetair.  T: (514) 527-0615  E: julian.lee [at] unisfera.org

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Al Gore in Vancouver Offset through Planetair - September 27, 2007
October 03, 2007

In “An Inconvenient Truth”, former Vice President Al Gore captivated audiences around the world with his impassioned plea to stop global warming. Planetair is proud to announce that it is providing the offsets for Vice President Gore’s presentation, as well as his 1,800-strong audience in Vancouver on September 29.

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ethiquette.ca approves Planetair - September 21, 2007
September 24, 2007

ethiquette.ca, an information service which brings responsible product and service choices to Quebec consumers, has selected Planetair as one of only three recommended Canadian offset providers.

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TVA Features Planetair - September 23, 2007
September 24, 2007

TVA, the largest private French-language broadcaster in North America, dedicated the six-minute “Change the world” segment of its Salut Bonjour Weekend programme on Sunday to Planetair, providing step-by-step instructions on how to use Planetair.ca’s calculators and tools to calculate and offset an individual’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Watch the programme and read the TVA article (in French only).

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Grand & Toy Selects Planetair to Offset its 125th Anniversary Celebrations - September 10, 2007
September 13, 2007

Grand & Toy, Canada’s largest commercial office products company, has chosen Planetair to calculate and offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by its 125th Anniversary Celebrations on September 19 in Toronto. Grand & Toy has committed to purchasing Gold Standard offsets, the highest quality GHG offsets currently available. Planetair is proud to be the first Gold Standard offset provider in Canada.

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Dundee Wealth Offsets its Regional 3D Conference through Planetair - September 11, 2007
September 13, 2007

Dundee Wealth Management, Canada’s premier independent financial advisory network, neutralized the greenhouse gas emissions of its 3D Regional Conference in Saint Sauveur by purchasing Gold Standard offsets from Planetair. This move was spearheaded and made possible by Paul Lavoie, one of Dundee’s financial advisors.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Chooses Planetair to Offset its 2007 Private Company Services Fall Conference
September 13, 2007

PricewaterhouseCoopers is offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions of its 2007 Private Company Services Fall Conferences in Calgary and Toronto with Planetair.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Chooses Planetair to Offset its 2007 Private Company Services Fall Conference
September 13, 2007

PricewaterhouseCoopers is offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions of its 2007 Private Company Services Fall Conferences in Calgary and Toronto with Planetair.

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September 6, 2007 - Claude Perras, Director, International Affairs, Bauxite & Alumina Group, Alcan, Joins Planetair’s Adv
September 07, 2007

Planetair’s Advisory Committtee now benefits from the expertise of Claude Perras, Director of International Affairs in Alcan’s Bauxite & Alumina Group (B&A). A veteran of the non-profit sector, he will bring his substantial expertise in the management of NGOs, as well as his insights into the business sector to the Committee.

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July 14, 2007 - Planetair’s Offset Supplier Featured in Globe and Mail
August 17, 2007

The Globe and Mail today carried a substantial article on myclimate, Planetair’s supplier of carbon offsets, providing a detailed portrait of the Swiss non-profit organization and praising it for its pragmatic approach to offsetting.

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July 14, 2007 - WWF Recommends Planetair’s Offset Provider myclimate
August 17, 2007

WWF, one of the world’s foremost environmental organizations, recently recommended Planetair’s offset provider, Swiss NGO myclimate, as one of only four offsetters to use in order to reduce the climate impact of the Beijing Summer Olympic Games in 2008.

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July 30, 2007 - Anne of Green Gables, Literally
August 17, 2007

Anne & Gilbert, the musical story of Anne of Green Gables in love, has gone green, literally. The musical’s production company has purchased carbon credits from Planetair to offset the driving done by crew and cast during the musical's summer run at the Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre in Summerside, PEI.

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July 11, 2007 - Johanne Gélinas, Partner, Samson B&e
July 11, 2007

Planetair’s newest Advisory Committee member, Johanne Gélinas, is passionate about climate change. A former federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, she now leads lead the Montreal office's Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability group for Samson Bélair / Deloitte & Touche. Respected in Canada and abroad for her insight and forward thinking on environmental issues, Ms. Gélinas will add her considerable experience and knowledge to Planetair’s mission to combat climate change.

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July 1, 2007 - Canada Day in Laval Goes Carbon-Neutral with Planetair
July 01, 2007

The organizing committee of Canada Day in Laval, Quebec, is offsetting the impacts of its projected 15,000 participants through Planetair. “We are proud of this initiative, since Laval is the first such event to do so,” said Denis Piché, the committee’s director.

Read more about the commitment in this article in the Courrier de Laval (in French only).

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June 18, 2007 - University of Sherbrooke Offsets Through Planetair
June 18, 2007

In organizing its “International Forum on Applied Sustainable Development”, the University of Sherbrooke was a natural partner for Planetair. Through careful planning, the organizing committee managed to reduce its environmental impact to a minimum, including through the adoption of a zero-waste policy and the provision of shuttle buses. The university then calculated and offset the remaining emissions generated by the transport of more than 600 participants and speakers with Planetair’s help.

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