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A group of Vancouver individuals, concerned about the impact of tourism on global greenhouse gas emissions and determined to help Canada's tourism industry become more climate friendly, recentky created the Icarus Foundation.
The Icarus Foundation also published a useful summary of the scale of the problem in Canada that can be downloaded from here.
Our next step in Vancouver is to measure our internal footprint - what contribution does our organisation, Tourism Vancouver, make to the build up of grenhouse gases? Next, we'll try to measure the impact if the visitor industry to Greater Vancouver on the emissions generated regionally.
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