Why launch an events calculator at a time when leaving the house is an event in itself? Good question. As live events emerge from lockdown, we can see that their carbon impact is being watched more closely than ever before. If we can help event organisers to reduce, offset, or neutralise their carbon footprint, we can make a difference.
How big a difference could it make?
It may take a while for the post COVID events industry to return to these sorts of levels but even small events can be relatively carbon intensive,… it only takes a single a return flight from London to LA to match the emissions for an average car over the course of a whole year (c. 4tCO2e, UK/DEFRA) .
To help, we’ve come up with our events carbon calculator. This new solution from bp Target Neutral can be used to offset either a whole event, or part of it, like travel – one of the biggest contributors to an event’s carbon footprint.
Thinking about carbon emissions may seem overwhelming, especially with so many moving parts to running an event. But as consumers put pressure on event organisers to become more environmentally and socially responsible, this tool will help make the offsetting process smooth and dependable.
As well as helping event organisers reduce their environmental impact, it also enables them to promote their event’s environmental credentials. So it’s good for the environment and good for business.
There’s a support guide that comes with the carbon calculator, to help work out the total carbon emissions associated with the event. Plus, there are a whole bunch of handy tips on how to reduce emissions while planning for an event.