Carbon Offset Calculator for Events
Offset events of all shapes and sizes, including travel for employees and speakers.
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How is this calculated?
Running an event can impact the environment in multiple ways. In calculating your footprint for offsets, Cool Effect takes these factors into consideration.
Pounds per person
This calculator uses 400 pounds per person per day to calculate the base emissions of an event. Source: MeetGreen. The calculator converts to metric tonnes and uses our average price per tonne to create the price of the offset.
This assumes power usage for the space is provided by standard utilities. If your power is renewable, it will be less. If your power is a generator, it will be more. Contact us for help.
Cool Effect recommends that the travel footprint of any hosted speakers or special contracts/employees should be included. Cool Effect believes that travel emissions of attendees should be their responsibility. Contact us if you would like tools to encourage them to offset their own travel.
Tips to Reduce Your Footprint
Whether you fly less, cut out red meat from meals, or switch to energy-efficient lightbulbs, your small changes taken together can impact the climate crisis.
- Organize shuttles to and from the airport
- Host speakers and attendees in a green hotel
- Reduce miles traveled by hiring local vendors
- Rent reusable coffee mugs, glasses, plates, and silverware
- Purchase compostable or high post-consumer waste content paper napkins and towels, and eat what’s on your plate
- Replace bottled water with filtered water stations
- Eliminate red meat from meals
- Offer snacks separate from sandwiches, instead of boxed together
- Work with a sustainably focused caterer
Why Offset With Cool Effect?
Your Donation in Action
More than 90% of each dollar you donate goes directly to our projects. Only a small fee of 9.87% goes to credit card charges, research, and possible registration fees.
Reducing Carbon Slows Climate Change
Carbon dioxide acts like a greenhouse around the earth, trapping the sun’s energy and warming the planet’s surface. As carbon levels rise, our climate changes.
Tell us more about your event and how we can help with a custom calculation.
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