A free carbon calculator that measures the carbon footprint of events of all sizes, held anywhere in the world was reviewed by ISF researchers before it went live on the Australian Centre for Event Management’s (ACEM) web site.
The calculator, which is tailored specifically to the unique needs of event producers and organizers, is a major outcome of the International Event Management Summit at which Institute Director Prof. Stuart White was a keynote speaker. It was developed by the Carbon Reduction Institute for ACEM and provides event organizers with practical advice on the changes that can be made in areas such as catering, transport and energy use in the planning stages of an event in order to reduce their overall impact. The calculator links to a payment gateway that gives event managers the option to offset their calculated carbon footprint in order to create a carbon neutral event should they choose to do so.
The Australian Centre for Event Management was established in 1999 to further develop and support the work of the University of Technology, Sydney in event management education, training and research. ACEM forms part of the School of Leisure Sport and Tourism in the Faculty of Business and has a mission to further enhance Australia as a centre of excellence in the development of skills and knowledge associated with the creation, delivery and evaluation of corporate, public and private events.
The Carbon Calculator is available from ACEM’s web site at: http://www.acem.uts.edu.au/