Wall Street Journal: National Parks offsetting carbon emissions
HOUSTON, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ – JustGreen Lifestyle, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) are currently partners in an effort to help preserve our national parks and promote greener travel.
As part of the partnership, JustGreen Lifestyle has donated carbon credits to offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the operation of NPCA’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. You can learn more about calculating greenhouse gas emissions offsets at the EPA Clean Energy Calculator.
To further support efforts to reduce climate change, JustGreen Lifestyle has recently launched Green Your Park Travel products for NPCA members and the general public, which will enable them to offset the carbon emissions associated with their travel to and from our national parks. JustGreen will donate 5 percent of every carbon offset product purchased to support NPCA’s efforts to reduce air and climate pollution affecting America’s national parks.
“We are proud to partner with such a prominent environmental advocate as the National Parks Conservation Association” said JustGreen Executive Vice President Gerardo Manalac. “We look forward to our continued partnership and to provide needed funds that will support the efforts of raising awareness of the importance of our national parks, preserving wildlife habitats and doing our part to help stop global warming.”
“Climate change is among the gravest challenges to the health of our national parks” said Mark Wenzler, Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs at NPCA. “It will take everyone doing their part to begin to slow the rate of climate change, and carbon offsets can be an important part of the solution.”
About the National Parks Conservation Association
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System. NPCA and its 800,000 members and supporters work together to protect our National Park System and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for our children and grandchildren. www.npca.org