Fort Lauderdale, Fl, August 11, 2008 - The American Kneeboard Association National Championship announced today that it is offsetting its carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, one of the country’s leading carbon offset organizations. The AKA National Championships organizers have offset competitors’, officials’, and families’ travel to and from the Championships, their hotel stays, meals, and all local travel and towboat pollution emitted while pulling events. The organizers have scheduled all events within a 2.5-mile radius to reduce travel and will take several additional measures to reduce the use of non-renewable resources during the Championships. The commitment establishes The American Kneeboard Association as an environmental leader in the USA Waterski community and demonstrates the proactive steps the AKA is taking in the fight against global climate change.
The American Kneeboard Association members are very concerned about global warming. With the grave implications of climate change in mind, carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org reflect a natural extension of the socially-minded work the AKA does on behalf of its members.
“Protecting the environment in our daily lives, also known as ‘going green,’ has become something that is on everyone’s radar these days, even when it comes to kneeboarding,” said George Rohner, National Kneeboard Championships Tournament Coordinator. “After checking out the credentials of Carbonfund.org and their verification/certification process, and finding out how easy it is to reduce our climate impact, it was a no brainer. I encourage individuals and all other sport disciplines to consider doing the same,” said Rohner.
“It’s very encouraging to see a sporting events like the National Kneeboard Championships Tournament commit to showing this kind of leadership in going green,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “We’re truly excited about this partnership.”
The American Kneeboard Association is known as the leading authority of competitive kneeboarding in the United States. The AKA is a water ski discipline of USA Water Ski, the national governing body of all water skiing in the United States.
Carbonfund.org is one the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by investing in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org works with over 300 corporate and non-profit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Dell, Orbitz, Environmental Defense, Lancome, and now The American Kneeboard Association.
For more information on the 2008 National Kneeboard Championships go to
www.amer-kneeboard.org and click on Nationals.