This year for Christmas, we are doing our part in offsetting the Carbon Footprint by supporting a project alongside fellow Clusterian Point Advisory.
“A Carbon Footprint (CF) can be explained as the total amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and other Greenhouse Gases emitted in a financial year for a business”
For an office, the main contributors to the CF are direct emissions associated with the consumption of electricity for things such as office equipment, lifts, lighting and air conditioning, and natural gas for heating. Indirect emissions include those associated with paper and water consumption.
In the past financial year The Cluster's Carbon Footprint was equal to 400 tonnes of CO2; or roughly the amount of carbon stored in 470 trees!
On November 22nd we as a group will pick 1 out of 3 carbon offsets projects that we can put funds towards in order to claim offsets equal to the Cluster’s Carbon Footprint – meaning we will then be carbon neutral for 2015-16! These carbon offsets projects also help to empower rural communities across the world, so the Cluster becoming carbon neutral has wider-reaching benefits for the worldwide community.
Until then you too can help by doing your part in offsetting the Carbon Footprint by making a donation or simply to show your support on the night!
Hope to see you all there!