Offsets are carbon credits that have been purchased from projects that are taking meaningful steps to decrease the carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere, with the goal of helping our planet and preventing climate change. Zerofootprint secures carbon credits from a number of different sources that demonstrate effective and responsible means of reducing the CO2 emissions that lead to climate change. We attempt to keep our sources of credits as diversified as possible, and have an ongoing program dedicated to developing innovative and high quality offset projects.
Currently, credits from the following Canadian projects are available to individuals using the Retail Offset portal: Forest Restoration Project, Landfill Gas Recovery Project and the Tire Recycling Program (See tabs above).
Each project meets our selection criteria to ensure:
|Additionality :||The project creates a measurable decrease in carbon emissions that would not otherwise have taken place. Verification: the project has been verified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), or its equivalent, and has been fully audited by an independent body.|
|Verification :||The project has been verified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), or its equivalent, and has been fully audited by an independent body.|
|Credible Registry :||The project sits in a credible registry that retires offsets when purchased.|
|Risk Management :||Proper risk management and high standards of project management are employed at all times on project sites.|
|Carbon Leakage :||All possibilities of unanticipated CO2 emissions have been accounted for by an in-house group of graduate-level climate and environmental scientists.|
|Sustainability :||The project will make a meaningful contribution to the long-term sustainability of the communities in which it exists.|
To learn more about Zerofootprint, or to view more information about our offsets, please visit: www.zerofootprint.net
All of our projects are displayed on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Reductions Registry or the GHG CleanProjects Registry and have been verified by a third-party.
The Skican Offset Contest (the "Contest") is brought to you by Skican, Air Canada and Zerofootprint (the "Contest Sponsors"). The Contest starts on Thursday October 1, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. EST and closes on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST (hereinafter, the "Contest Period").
The Contest is open to all Canadian residents having reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory of residence prior to the Contest Period (an "Eligible Participant" or "You"). Employees, representatives or agents of SkiCan, Air Canada, and Zerofootprint and their subsidiaries and affiliates, media partners, advertising and promotional agencies, and members of the immediate family (parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they are domiciled) of any of the aforementioned and persons with whom any of the aforementioned are domiciled are not eligible to enter the Contest.
2. How to participate in the Contest
Eligible Participants must log online to the Air Canada / Zerofootprint offset portal during the Contest Period, accept the contest rules and regulations, and either purchase carbon offsets or submit an essay.
Enter by purchasing carbon offsets
You must complete all fields included at the offset portal. A minimum amount of offsets can be purchased, and multiple entries during the Contest Period are allowed.
Enter by submitting an essay
Eligible Participants may also participate without the purchase of carbon offsets by submitting a handwritten essay of up to 75 words on "Why it is important for passengers to purchase carbon offsets?" and send it in an envelope with sufficient postage to:
SkiCan Carbon Offset contest c/o Elaine Tran 197 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400 Toronto, ON, M5T 2C8
Handwritten entries must be postmarked no later than October 31st, 2015 and must be received by November 9, 2015. All entries must include the participant's name, address, email, and contact phone number. The Contest Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, illegible or postage-due mail entries. Multiple entries by submission of hand-written essays are permitted.
You understand that by participating in Contest, you are providing your information to the Contest Sponsors.
3. Grand Prize
There is one grand prize (the "Grand Prize") to be won consisting of a ski vacation for two (2) to Banff and Lake Louise. This prize will consist of the following:
►Two (2) return airport shuttles from Calgary International Airport to Banff or Lake Louise; ►Two (2) four-day tri-area lift tickets including transportation to the resorts each day; and ►Three (3) nights' accommodation in a Fairmont room at the Fairmont Banff Springs and two (2) nights' accommodation in a Fairmont room at the Chateau Lake Louise. (Luggage transfer will be provided.)The following blackout periods apply: Dec. 20, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016, inclusive; and statutory holiday weekends. ►Two (2) Economy Class round-trip tickets to Calgary International Airport; on a flight operated by Air Canada (including, flights operated under the Air Canada Express banner and operated by Air Canada rouge) from one of the following Canadian airports: Vancouver International Airport, Edmonton International Airport, Regina International Airport, Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, St. John's International Airport. Flight reservation is subject to availability. As such, direct flights are not guaranteed. Travel must be completed on or before April 30th, 2016. Travel does not qualify for Aeroplan mileage accumulation or for mileage accumulation in any other frequent flyer program. No changes permitted to reservations once date of travel is confirmed or ticket has been issued. The Grand Prize winner is responsible for all fuel, insurance, surcharges, taxes, fees and other applicable charges with a credit card at time of booking. The Grand Prize winner and their travelling companion are responsible for: any and all costs, expenses and taxes not expressly described herein including, without limitation, applicable local air departure taxes, ground transportation, gratuities, merchandise, telephone calls, personal expenses of any nature for overnight layover, meals and beverages, service charges, in-flight meals and entertainment; costs incurred to and from the departure airports as the Grand Prize originates and terminates there, obtaining sufficient personal travel insurance prior to departure, if desired; obtaining and carrying all necessary travel documentation, such as passports and visas and complying with customs immigrations regulations. The use of upgrade certificates is not permitted for flights. Use of the airfare tickets are subject to Air Canada's general conditions of carriage publicly available at www.aircanada.com.
The approximate total value of the Grand Prize is CDN $3300 (excluding taxes). The exact value of the Grand Prize depends on the point of departure and destination as well as time of travel.
The Grand Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be sold, transferred or converted to cash and will not be refunded if unused. No substitutions, changes or extensions are permitted. Contest Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to substitute the Grand Prize for one of equal or greater value or allow a Grand Prize transfer.
4. Grand Prize Draw
A random draw from all entries received from Eligible Participants during the Contest Period to select the winner(s) of the Prize will be held at Zerofootprint Carbon Inc., 197 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C8 on November 9, 2015 at 10:00 am EST. The odds of winning the Prize will depend upon the total number of entries received from Eligible Participants during the Contest Period. Skican and Air Canada are not responsible for the collection or the conduct of the draw.
5. Claiming of Grand Prize
In order to be declared a winner and be able to claim the Prize, the Eligible Participant selected by random draw will be contacted by e-mail by Zerofootprint shortly following the draw and must confirm acceptance as a selected Eligible Participant within five (5) calendar days of contact. If the selected Eligible Participant cannot be contacted, another Eligible Participant will be selected by way of random draw. Before being declared a winner, each selected Eligible Participant will be required to answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question and sign a Declaration and Release form confirming, without limitation, that:
►He/she complies with the eligibility requirements; ►he/she has read the Contest rules and regulations and complies completely; ►he/she accepts the Prize as awarded; ►he/she acknowledges the Contest Sponsors' right to publish his/her picture, name and city of residence without compensation other than the Prize offered; ►he/she successfully answers a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question; and ►he/she releases and agrees to hold harmless of all liability the Contest Sponsor, their subsidiaries and affiliates, media partners, advertising, promotional agencies and each of the foregoing entities' directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents.
No correspondence will be undertaken except with the selected Eligible Participants.
6. General Terms and Conditions
All entries submitted, and all information provided, by Eligible Participants must be complete and accurate. The Contest Sponsor will not be held responsible for any and all telephone or internet problems, unclear telephone or e-mail messages and any late/incomplete/erroneously Prize claims or release and waiver forms.
All entries are subject to verification by the Contest Sponsors and may be disqualified if they are received outside of the Contest Period, are incomplete, illegible, irregular, photocopied or otherwise reproduced, submitted through illicit means or if they contain any false statements, or do not conform to or satisfy to any condition of these Contest rules and regulations.
By entering the Contest, Eligible Participants agree that the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to publish without compensation the full name, address and photograph of all winners and Eligible Participants waive all rights with respect to printed, broadcast and other forms of publicity. Eligible Participants further agree that all entries submitted and their content become the property of the Contest Sponsors and will not be returned.
Eligible Participants agree to be bound by all decisions of the Contest Sponsors regarding the Contest which shall be final and binding in all respects.
Eligible Participants agree that the Contest Sponsors are not liable for any incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or for any error or malfunction of any kind in connection with the Contest. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to, without advance notice, terminate or suspend the Contest, in whole or in part, or modify it in any way, without any further obligations to Eligible Participants. Furthermore, if the Contest Sponsors determine, at their sole discretion, that any entry compromises the integrity of the Contest, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify the entry at issue or terminate the Contest in its entirety without any further obligations to Eligible Participants. The Contest Sponsors further reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual from the Contest and to ban the individual from any future contest of the Contest Sponsor who they find or believe to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of the Contest rules and regulations or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
By entering this Contest, Eligible Participants agree to release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsors and each of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, media partners, advertising and promotional agencies and each of the foregoing entities' respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability in connection with the Contest or, if declared a winner, the Prize awarded and use thereof.
The Contest is subject to federal, provincial and local rules and regulations.
In the event of a discrepancy between the English version of the rules and the French version, the English version shall prevail.
Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official contest rules, or the rights and obligations of an Eligible Participant in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec and the laws of Canada applicable therein.
By entering the Contest, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that Air Canada's is not responsible for the conduct and administration of the selection of winners and the distribution of the prize.
Eligible Participants may obtain the Prize winner's name between November 9, 2015 and December 5th, 2015, by addressing their request, accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage to:
Skican's Offset Contest 745 Mount Pleasant Road, Suite 300 Toronto, ON, Canada M4S 2N4 Tel: (416) 488-1169