Aug 9, 2016

Team Canada LuggageTeam Canada’s 313 athletes and considerable Olympic mission staff of coaches, physicians and support personnel traveling to Rio 2016 will no doubt have an environmental impact.

In order to mitigate Team Canada’s carbon footprint at South America’s first ever Olympic Games – as it sends not just people, but heavy cargo to Brazil – Offsetters Climate Solutions has stepped in to help reduce and offset the environmental burden.

The partnership with Offsetters, which helped Vancouver 2010 become the first carbon neutral Olympic Games, allows Team Canada to ship its 182 tonnes of cargo and over 700-strong mission team to Rio without additional environmental consequences to the planet.

Offsetters calculated Team Canada will produce approximately 3,008 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from travel to the Olympics in Rio. The Vancouver-based firm will proceed to remove an equivalent volume of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere through investments in high quality offset projects in Canada and on the international stage.

At previous Olympic Games, Offsetters helped Team Canada by investing in projects that reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 2,151 and 1,290 tonnes for London 2012 and Sochi 2014 respectively.

Story and images courtesy Olympic.ca

 

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CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

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Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

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