My friend Karel Mayrand, who is possibly one of the smartest and nicest people on the planet, has been doing everything he can to save the planet since I met him in 2005.
Most recently, his organization, Planetair has been selected as the exclusive supplier of carbon offsets for the NHLPA carbon neutral challenge, in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.
Perhaps our government, which is busy in Bali embarrassing Canada and Canadians by doing everything it can to sabotage the negotiations on Climate Change, should look to our hockey stars to see which way the winds of change are blowing. Isn’t Stephen Harper writing a book about hockey? I suspect that this particular initiative won’t make the final draft.
The NHLPA carbon neutral challenge lists the hockey players who have registered. Check it out to see if your favourite player has signed up.
Before I looked I knew Trevor Linden – my favourite player and the most stand up guy in the league – would be on the list. I was not disappointed. When/if he ever retires (hopefully many seasons from now) Vancouver city council should give him the keys to the city. His been tireless in supporting Vancouver through numerous charities and, as a person, is pure class.