Offsetters Creates Baltimore Grand Prix’s Carbon Strategy to better manage their carbon footprint
VANCOUVER, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Offsetters, a carbon management industry leader, has partnered with the inaugural
2011 Baltimore Grand Prix, to map out its carbon management strategy with a goal of becoming a
carbon neutral sporting event with zero net waste by 2015.
The Baltimore Grand Prix will be a three day racing event in downtown
Baltimore, September 2 -4, 2011. Expected to attract thousands of
spectators for the weekend event which will feature world-class
motorsports competition with several racing series along with a wide
variety of entertainment and activity, event organizers knew early on
that they wanted to support the values behind becoming a Green Prix, and better manage their carbon emissions.
“We’re excited to work with the Baltimore Grand Prix, and kudos to the
organizers who truly want to understand their climate impact,” said
Kari Grist, senior vice president marketing and client engagement for
Offsetters. “We’re also looking forward to educating, engaging and
inspiring the racing audience to reduce their impact on the
Drawing from its experience helping to understand, reduce and offset the
carbon footprint for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games as well as
other large sporting events like the Canadian Football League Grey Cup,
Vancouver, Canada based Offsetters has created a five-year climate
strategy and an event carbon footprint with plans for a post-event
reconciliation along with the development of recommendations for
reduced carbon activities for the Baltimore Grand Prix.
The Baltimore Grand Prix, part of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series and the 2011 American Le Mans
Series schedules, encompasses a 3.2-km (two-mile) temporary street
circuit that travels through the heart of Baltimore’s downtown
district, past the Inner Harbor and around Camden Yards. Combining
world-class racing and festivities, the weekend welcomes race-fans of
Offsetters is a leading carbon management solutions provider, based in
Vancouver, BC with an international portfolio of projects and clients.
Founded in 2005, the company helps individuals and companies
understand, reduce and offset their carbon emissions. Offsetters
invests in high-quality projects that achieve tangible reductions in
greenhouse gas emissions and was the first official supplier of carbon
offsets in the history of the Olympic movement (Vancouver 2010 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter Games). For more information and a full list of
all of Offsetters’ clients and achievements, visit www.offsetters.ca.
SOURCE Offsetters Clean Technology