For immediate release: August 08, 2013. Victoria, Canada

Orca Spirit Adventures, a Climate Friendly company, is now proud to provide carbon neutral whale watching trips and harbour cruises. "As an organization, we have a unique opportunity to protect our B.C. coastal region by investing in carbon offsets through 'Offsetters': Canada's leading carbon management solutions provider. We are proud to purchase offsets that support The Great Bear Forest Carbon Project, a region crucial to our coastal marine environment. We not only maintain, but improve environmental standards by being a leader in the eco-tourism industry." Said John Douglas, owner and Captain.

"Victoria's eco-marine tourism industry is so heavily dependent on our coastal environment and The Great Bear Rainforest is deeply connected to the marine life along the BC coast." states Oriana Smy, Sales Manager for Orca Spirit Adventures. "To directly be able to support such a cause and know where our contributions are going is incredibly rewarding, not only for our business and our industry but the surrounding ecosystems and communities affected by the conservation of this area."

The Great Bear Forest Carbon Project is an Improved Forest Management initiative, which ensures emission reductions and removals by protecting forest areas that were previously designated, sanctioned or approved for commercial logging. It is a landmark project for balancing human well-being and ecological integrity through carbon finance. In addition, it is the first carbon project in North America on traditional territory with unextinguished aboriginal rights and title.

Lauren Douglas, owner and Director of Marketing states "We understand the environmental impact of our activities and recognize the importance of protecting this area. We believe by providing carbon neutral whale watching trips, we have taken the first steps in minimizing our carbon footprint. We are fortunate to call this piece of paradise home and by partnering with Offsetters, we hope to preserve it for generations to come."

"Offsetters is proud to work with an organization that offers individuals the opportunity to experience the B.C. coastal region while protecting the integrity of its ecosystems," says Jeff Calvert, CFO, VP Sales & Marketing. "We are happy to support Orca Spirit Adventures as they make a positive environmental contribution to the B.C. coastal region." Join Orca Spirit Adventures on a Carbon Neutral trip and allow the certified Marine Naturalists to introduce you to the Salish Sea and discover why it is so important for us to protect this region. "We look forward to welcoming you aboard!" Says the crew at Orca Spirit Adventures.

About Offsetters

Offsetters is North America's leading carbon management solutions provider. Founded in 2005, the company helps organizations and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their climate impact. Offsetters was the first official supplier of carbon offsets in the history of the Olympic movement (Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games). Its team of industry leaders specializes in the origination, development and commercialization of high-quality carbon offset projects and is proud to also provide clients with a comprehensive offering of sustainability consultancy services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Offsetters has worked with over 150 of the world's most prestigious organizations including Aimia and lululemon athletica. For more information, please visit

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