Since 2014 Green Marine has offset carbon emissions from its annual GreenTech conference. Last year, Green Marine took this environmental initiative a big step further…
With the help of Planetair, Green Marine undertook to calculate and offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by land or air travel by all of its employees to get to work or during business trips in 2018, as well as the energy consumption of its premises. Green Marine purchased carbon credits equivalent to last year’s footprint of 33 tonnes of CO2.
These Gold Standard carbon credits are the best available in the current marketplace and were sponsored by the David Suzuki Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Canada). They are used to finance urban and semi-urban reforestation projects in the Province of Quebec, as well as projects involving renewable energy, energy efficiency, residual materials management, reforestation, improved agricultural production and access to renewable energy and drinking water that are changing the lives of communities all over the planet.
Green Marine chose these credits because there currently is no standard gold project associated with the marine or ocean environment. These forestry credits stem from the first and only Gold Standard approved project in North America. Gold Standard certification develops projects in countries that are not signatories to the Kyoto Protocol and ensures that these credits are: real, measurable, unique, verified by an independent third party, permanent and additional. The duration of projects ranges from seven to 10 years for energy efficiency or technology transfers and run 50 years for reforestation initiatives.