The First Unsupported, Unassisted American Expedition to the North Pole

Corporate Social Responsibility News - Leonardo Academy Helps Expedition to the North Pole Achieve Carbon Neutral Status, 5/1/2009

(CSRwire) Oslo, Norway - May 1, 2009 - Leonardo Academy is proud to announce that the first American unsupported ski trek to the North Pole, completed Saturday, April 25, was a carbon-neutral expedition. Leonardo Academy donated its services to John Huston and Tyler Fish, founders of Forward Expeditions as well as the duo undergoing the journey, to calculate both the climate- and health-related emissions resulting from the expedition. The sources of these emissions included about a year of air and car travel and accommodations leading up to the expedition for the pair's speaking engagements and other preparations, their flight to their starting point in Canada, and the fuel they used during the trek itself. Leonardo Academy then recruited the donation of the 22 metric tons of CO2 reductions required to completely offset these greenhouse gas emissions, a donation which was generously made by TerraPass using agricultural and landfill methane capture projects registered with the Chicago Climate Exchange.

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