Global Eco is a green event and the Global Eco Secretariat is committed to running an environmentally sustainable event. In staging the conference, products and services that have less of an impact on the environment are chosen.
By 'Going Green' our ultimate aim is to make our actions sustainable. This applies to all facets of the conference however in particular to the areas of:
Many of these areas are interlinked and provide opportunities to make environmental savings.
Offset your Emissions
- purchasing from local suppliers is encouraged to reduce transport;
- phone and video conferencing is utilised where possible;
- electronic filing management systems are implemented and printing is discouraged;
- supplies are bought in bulk, recycled and individual wrapping avoided where possible;
- staff awareness campaigns highlight the organisational commitment to emission reductions;
- marketing mediums highlight the importance of climate change awareness and actions to reduce - emissions;
At the conclusion of Global Eco , the conference gas emissions footprint will be offset.
You are encouraged to offset your carbon emissions for the entire conference, however part thereof is a great start too. There are many organisations in Australia where you can offset your emissions, a useful tool is the online carbon calculator developed by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre.
Besides calculating your carbon emissions for the conference the tool provides a number of tips on how to further reduce your impact and provides links to a list of carbon offset providers.
You are able to offset your travel carbon footprint too, some options are:
Most airlines now offer an option to offset your flight upon making an online booking or if you book your flight through Flight Centre, ask one of their staff to assist you. Alternatively you are able to calculate your own offset through the AGO accredited organisation Auscarbon International.
AGO accredited offset providers that calculate and offset car travel include Greenfleet.
Please do not throw your lanyards, name sleeves or delegate bags away. If you won't use these items again you are most welcome to return them to the conference organisers and we will use these for future conferences
Conference Secretariat's Actions
Management Solutions (QLD) (the conference organisers) is certified under Ecotourism Australia's Climate Action Certification Program as a Climate Action Leader. The Secretariat has incorporated strategic climate change responses across all relevant levels of planning and operations and is measuring and auditing the carbon footprint via a credible system. The Conference Secretariat has undertaken an advanced level of adaptation, emissions reduction and offsetting and is working towards becoming Carbon Neutral.
Some of the actions the Secretariat undertakes: