Andrew Ference, Captain of the Edmonton Oilers and Founder of the NHLPA's Carbon Neutral Challange has become the latest addition to the Zero 2014 Game Changers Panel.
The Canadian defenceman's environmental work started in the early 2000's when he began corresponding with well-known activist and environmentalist David Suzuki. This led him to create a carbon-neutral program for the NHL, designed to offset the emissions produced through professional sport through the purchase of carbon credits. The program was met with much enthusiasm, and now includes over 500 players.
Ference will join Dan Wicklum, Chief Executive at Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), Simon Olivier, VP Growth, Market Strategy and Business Development at GE Canada, among others on April 16 during the Game Changers Panel. The panel will discuss the game changing technologies, policies, programs, processes and innovations within governments, academia and the private sector necessary to move towards a low-carbon future. This panel of presenters representing the experiences of entrepreneurs, governments and private companies will outline what it took to have their game-changing idea accepted, the challenges they faced along the way, how they built support for their idea and what it meant when it was implemented.
For more information on Ference's environmental work, check out his interview on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.