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Play It Cool is an innovative environmental program that teams elite summer and winter athletes concerned about global warming with the David Suzuki Foundation.
These athletes are committed to making changes in their lives to reduce their climate impact, and to inspiring others to do the same. When the program launched in 2006, members from the national alpine and cross-country ski teams went carbon neutral, led by Olympic skiers Thomas Grandi and Sara Renner. In 2007, 500 NHL players committed to going carbon neutral. All of these athletes are offsetting their emissions using Gold Standard offsets, the highest-quality offsets in the world.
Participating athletes have not only found the program rewarding, they've also found it quick and easy because the David Suzuki Foundation calculates each athlete's carbon footprint before they buy high-quality carbon offsets.
Recently, more than 70 of Canada's top Olympic and national team athletes called on the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) to make the 2010 Winter Games carbon neutral.
By joining Play It Cool, you'll help inspire your team members, sports federations and fans to learn more about solutions to global warming. With the Canadian media and public taking strong interest in the campaign, Play It Cool is proving to be an effective way to reach out to Canadians and demonstrate how everyone can take action on global warming.