Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:59
World Cyber Games' Grand Final Goes Carbon NeutralWritten by Ivan Chan
There's no doubt computer and video games are preferred entertainment for a growing number of youths and young adults. Competitors now even meet Olympic style. The World Cyber Games (WCG) kicked off a four-day, final competition at the Los Angeles Convention Center today. It marks the 10th anniversary of bringing together the top computer and video game players. This year, the Grand Final is a carbon-neutral event for the first time. 450 of the best ranked gamers from 60 countries are gathering this weekend to compete for more than $250,000 in cash, prizes and the honor of being named the global champion. Samsung, the Games' worldwide partner, has made the Grand Final a carbon-neutral event, balancing the event's carbon footprint with support of the third-party validated Reclaiming America's Heartland carbon reduction project in the Dakotas. The project's goal is to conserve ecologically vital grasslands and wildlife habitat in North and South Dakota, including the endangered Whooping Crane and numerous species of geese and ducks, while preventing the release of CO2 emissions over the project's lifetime. Carbonfund.org will also present a Corporate Climate Leadership Award to Samsung at the WCG. Eric Carlson, President of Carbonfund.org remarked, “Making the World Cyber Games Grand Final carbon neutral for the first time shows Samsung’s strong commitment to taking positive steps that help the climate and all of us. Carbonfund.org is proud to recognize Samsung’s sustainability initiatives by presenting this Corporate Climate Leadership Award.” To learn more about the WCG, click here. Visit www.carbonfund.org/business to learn more about our work in helping businesses achieve their sustainability goals and reduce their climate impact.
Published in carbonfree blog