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Seattle Boat Co.Seattle Boat Company recently announced that it’s working to offset its greenhouse gas emissions for each boat it sells in 2020 by purchasing forest Carbon offsets from The Conservation Fund.

Alan Bohling, president of Seattle Boat Company shares, “We are very pleased to actively participate in protecting the environment. Seattle Boat Company is diligently working to manage our Carbon footprint utilizing new equipment standards like Tier 4 marina forklifts and relationships with The Conservation Fund to offset Carbon influence. We will continue to lead the nation with green ecological practices whenever possible.”

What exactly is a forest Carbon offset? As forests grow, the trees absorb Carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and stores it in their trunks, branches, leaves, and root systems. A forest Carbon offset is a metric ton of Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)—the emission of which is avoided or newly stored—that is purchased by greenhouse gas emitters to compensate for emissions that occur as a result of their product or service.

Seattle Boat Company’s offset purchase will give a boost to the Conservation Fund that is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions restoring wildlife habitats. Based on industry standard, the company’s purchase will offset more than 1,000 tons of CO2 over the annual operating vessel use. The Fund earns 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, A+ from Charity Watch, and is a Guidestar Platinum participant. For more information about the Conservation Fund, visit conservationfund.org.

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Schelleen Rathkopf

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Schelleen Rathkopf is Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine and Owner and Producer of Whidbey Island Race Week (now Point Roberts Race Week). She is also the producer of the SHE Regatta, a new all women regatta in Seattle.

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