Saturday, December 1, 2007

Canada Airline Goes Completely Carbon Neutral

The world's largest all-seaplane airline plans to be completely carbon neutral by the end of 2007.

The airline is Vancouver based Harbour Air began began purchasing high quality carbon offsets in October to mitigate the climate impact of all scheduled service, charter and tour operations.

This made Harbour Air the first air carrier of any kind, seaplane or jet plane, in North America and the only seaplane airline in the world to make all its flight services 100 per cent carbon neutral.

This year to date, Harbour Air has contributed more than $15,000 to carbon neutral programs and is further pledging to offset its corporate emissions to become the first carrier in the world to achieve complete carbon neutrality in all aspects of its business.

Harbour Air flies between Vancouver, Victoria, Richmond, Nainamo and the Gulf Islands of British Columbia.