Our Greenest Conference Ever - EAUC Annual Conference 2013 Carbon Report

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For the first time ever and with all due thanks to our partners - Greenstone Carbon Management and SITA UK - we are proud to be able to report on the carbon footprint of the 2013 EAUC Annual Conference! We are very encouraged by the results and believe it reads extremely positively. Whilst there is always room for improvement, these findings are encouraging and help us to focus on any areas where improvements can be made for future planning and execution of events.

Data was collected for five emission sources: energy, water, waste, travel, and accommodation. The energy and water data was provided by the East Midlands Conference Centre. EAUC partner SITA UK, provided the recycling facilities for conference and the waste data. The travel and accommodation data was collected directly from the delegates and exhibitors who attended the conference. Delegates completed an online questionnaire prior to the conference and Greenstone Carbon Management used these responses to calculate the emissions associated with travel to and from the conference.

This report provides an overview of the total emissions, followed by a more in depth look at the emissions from energy, water, waste, accommodation, and travel.