Old News but Good News

September 20, 2013 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

As the 2013-2014 NHL hockey season gets underway, the Players Association news from 2007 is worth sharing. Read on about the relationship between Andrew Ference and David Suzuki.

Andrew Ference is the kind of NHL player making a difference on and off the ice. On the ice, he plays defence for the Boston Bruins. Off the ice, he’s pushing the NHL Players Association to become carbon neutral. So, how’d he come up with the idea? Well, when he was playing for the Calgary Flames, Andrew starting thinking about climate change. He got in touch with the ‘David Suzuki Foundation,’ and had breakfast with the man himself. Andrew asked what he could do and the answer he got was to offset carbon emissions. So, Andrew teamed up with the NHLPA and started the ‘Carbon Neutral Challenge.’ The players offset their emissions by buying credits, that help pay for clean energy programs around the world. Last season, more than 500 players signed up. And this season, word of the program is spreading again. Please click below to view an interview with Andrew Ference.

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