The program, set up by the DNC Host Committee through the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau and rolled out about a week before the convention started, raised a total of $18.34 worth of Canary Tags, offsetting 0.9 tons of carbon emissions.I actually agree with the Democratic party on a few issues and I apparently just discovered another one. I think carbon offset credits are a vapidly silly idea and would never buy one--and this view is shared by seemingly all but a one or two of all the attendees of the DNC convention. I, for one, am proud of them. The article ends with:
Peterson [director of Aspen’s Canary Initiative] was hoping funds raised through the host committee for the DNC could be used for a signature project. But that will not be possible, as less than $20 was raised.Well, it's a start.
“Here’s three (compact fluorescent) light bulbs for the office,” Peterson said.