Having the opportunity to meet face to face, make connections, and share knowledge is an invaluable experience as we collaborate on building resilient communities. At the same time, gatherings like the California Adaptation Forum create significant greenhouse gas emissions related to participant travel, food consumption, facilities and lodging.
Great care was taken to incorporate sustainability considerations into this event, including actions focusing on resource conservation; reducing the volume of materials produced and providing on-site recycling; and encouraging the use of public transit. The default Forum menu was vegetarian and included locally grown, seasonal food whenever possible. We would like to thank you for all that you did to reduce your carbon footprint at this event.
Offsetting Our Carbon and Water Use Footprint
The 2016 California Adaptation Forum is proud to have worked with Green-e and TerraPass to offset 100% of the event’s estimated greenhouse gas emissions. These estimated offsets – 130 metric tons – were purchased in advance, and are based on projected Forum energy use, food consumption and participant travel using the Green-e Events Calculator. This tool helped translate those impacts to determine the Forum’s carbon footprint. Water usage was also calculated to determine the amount of Water Restoration Certificates® needed to offset the event’s water impact.
To offset these impacts and our carbon footprint, TerraPass generously sponsored all of the Forum’s Water Restoration Certificates® and Carbon Offsets required to make this a truly environmentally conscious event.
Green-e is the leader in certification for renewable energy and carbon offsets. For more information, visit www.green-e.org.
TerraPass is a multi-disciplinary team of individuals dedicated to the fight against climate change. For more information, visit www.terrapass.com.
Click the Infographics below to visit the TerraPass website, and learn more about WRCs Ⓡ and Carbon Offsets.