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  • BMO achieves carbon neutrality

    BMO Financial Group announced today it has achieved carbon neutrality relative to its energy consumption and transportation emissions across the company, worldwide. This fulfills a commitment made by the Bank in September 2008. "Special thanks go to our employees who've made sustainability a priority at BMO," said Bill Downe, President and Chief Executive Officer. "They have made meaningful ...


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  • 2010 Olympics can be carbon neutral

    The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games could achieve carbon neutrality through a comprehensive greenhouse gas management plan that includes the use of carbon offsets, notes the David Suzuki Foundation in a report released on January 24. The report, ...


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  • Make your driving ‘carbon neutral’!

    Carbon Neutral are launching their vehicle focused Turn your car’s emissions into trees campaign throughout June 2013. The campaign encourages environmentally conscious individuals and businesses to offset their car emissions by making a donation to plant native trees. Supporters will receive a striking, colorful sticker which they can proudly display in their car window and a tax ...


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  • The 2050 Imperative–Carbon Neutral Cities

    The International Union of Architects (UIA) has adopted a Declaration committing its member organizations and partners to exercise leadership in planning and designing sustainable, resilient, carbon-neutral and healthy built environments in the world’s cities and towns. Recognizing the central role architects play in planning and designing the built environment, ...


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  • Carbon neutrality – latest Microsoft goal

    Microsoft Corporation is known for taking on tough challenges at a global scale and in making a difference in the world. But its latest initiative to promote positive change and to reduce its environmental footprint may prove to be one of the software giant's most ambitious undertakings ever. Beginning in fiscal year 2013 (starting this July 1st), Microsoft will be carbon neutral across all its ...


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  • Dell Computers to Go Carbon Neutral

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2007 (ENS) - Dell today became the first major computer manufacturer to commit to neutralizing the carbon impact of its worldwide operations. 'Never before in the history of business have we seen such a critical need to build a worldwide community dedicated to improving the environment,' said Michael Dell, the company's chairman and CEO, during a ...

  • Willmott Dixon retains carbon neutrality status

    Since 2012, the company has reduced its carbon intensity – the amount of carbon emissions relative to turnover - by 6.1%. This has resulted from a range of initiatives that include better insulated site cabins, higher fuel efficiency specifications for hire plant and machinery, green bonuses for staff choosing lower emissions cars and better use of videoconferencing. However with ...


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  • Will Europe show us the way to carbon neutrality?

    The European Commission is turning to information and communications technologies sectors to lead the way to reducing energy use by 20 percent by 2020. The Commission says it will encourage the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, which accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions, to lead the drive for carbon neutrality and reduce its own CO2 emissions by identifying and creating ...


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  • Americans support a revenue-neutral carbon tax

    The following are the results of the first report from a national survey of the American public completed in November 2011 by the Yale Project on Climate Change. ...


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  • Canadian Olympic team to be carbon neutral in London

    Canada's first big win at the London 2012 Olympics may already have been achieved. The 2012 Canadian Olympic Team's travel to London will be carbon neutral, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Offsetters announced yesterday. The COC is partnering with Offsetters, a leading carbon management solutions provider, to offset the emissions associated with the Team's travel to London 2012, including ...


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  • Columbia University Held Carbon Neutral Commencement

    NEW YORK, New York (ENS) - Columbia University offered a carbon neutral commencement to graduates and their families this year. The university will offset the estimated carbon dioxide emissions at its May 16 commencement through purchasing credits towards projects that save the equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from going into the atmosphere. Columbia is buying the credits ...

  • Carbon Neutral and Peregrine:Making Adventure Travel Greener

    Adventure travel company Peregrine and Carbon Neutral have joined forces to offer responsible travellers greener opportunities to explore the world. The two organisations have established a unique carbon reduction programme with the aim to work towards providing totally carbon neutral travel for Australian customers. The new project will offset carbon emissions created by ...


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  • News Corporation to Make Operations Carbon Neutral

    NEW YORK, New York - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has started leading his News Corporation down a greener path. Murdoch said his will be the first global media company to commit to becoming carbon neutral. All News Corporation business units will become carbon neutral by 2010 – through energy efficiency, buying renewable power and offsetting otherwise unavoidable emissions, Murdoch said in an ...

  • Vattenfall’s energy production carbon neutral by 2050

    At the inauguration of Vattenfall’s Climate Signature initiative in Brussels on Tuesday 30 September, Vattenfall presented its vision to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Vattenfall is the first major energy company in the world to present a plan for achieving CO2 neutral power generation. “Vattenfall takes the lead in the combat against climate change. Our vision is that our power production ...


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  • Carbon-neutral B.C.: A first for North America

    British Columbia has become the first carbon neutral senior government in North America, an achievement that puts B.C. on the leading edge of climate action and the new green economy. This commitment - enshrined in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act - applies to all provincial public sector operations, including government ministries and agencies, schools, colleges, universities, health ...


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  • World airlines agree on Carbon-Neutral Growth

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 85 percent of the world's airline traffic, has overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution on "Implementation of the Aviation Carbon-Neutral Growth (CNG2020) Strategy" (pdf). Passed at IATA 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Capetown South ...


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  • New framework for carbon neutral buildings released

    The Vancouver-based Light House Sustainable Building Centre has released its latest research report "Towards Carbon Neutral Buildings in BC: Framework for High-Rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings". The report presents clear and consistent performance targets for multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) that would reduce the carbon footprint of new high-rise residential buildings in the Lower ...


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  • Greening the Blue - How the UN is approaching carbon neutrality

    High-flying UN officials are being encouraged to take the train or to make better use of teleconferencing in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its many operations. The UN released its third annual 'Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN' report last week detailing the sources of its GHG emissions for 2010 and the progress it is making in reducing them. The report outlines the ...


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  • Vancouver Vows Carbon Neutral 2010 Winter Olympics

    NEW YORK, New York, November 1, 2007 (ENS) - Organizers of the 2010 Winter Olypmic Games to be held north of Vancouver at Whistler Mountain, British Columbia pledged Monday to minimize the environmental footprints of the events before, during and after the Games. The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games has set a goal of holding a carbon-neutral set of events ...

  • Algae holds promise to make aviation carbon-neutral

    Forget about revolutionary light-weight composite materials: a four-seater propeller plane is more likely to hold the key to the future of aviation. Or at least that"s the hope of European aerospace and defense giant EADS. The group, which owns Airbus, is showing off an aircraft powered by algae juice at the Farnborough Airshow this week. EADS (EURONEXT:FR:EAD) is betting that the small aircraft, ...


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