Environment Liaison ResponsibilityThe Environment liaison should try to ensure a conference is as sustainable as possible. Areas include conference registration, carbon offsets, printed material, including badges and handbooks. If possible the environment liaison should either be based locally or have a local representative to ensure it is possible to obtain materials locally. In the long term, the Environmental committee aim to create truly sustainable conferences.
A more detailed overview including previous work
JALT National Environment Proposals 2016 (updated)
Environment Officer's Responsibility
Conference Green checklist
The David Suzuki Foundation outlines ways in which to create a greener conference whilst Arizona State University have published a green conference checklist.
Green Meetings Checklist
There are several options available. This is a simply easy to understand version
JALT's Environmental Committee
The Language Teacher - Issue 39.4; July 2015 (Brent Simmonds)
Useful InformationEnvironment logos and labels
What is a carbon footprint ?
The amount of carbon attributable to a person,conference, organization, transport, event and others.
Carbon Carbon refers to all the gases that cause climate change. Carbon dioxide and Methane are probably the most well known.Example Offsets/AIR
What is the carbon footprint of our National Conference? This is quite difficult to calculate accurately, but we have calculated a range of figures using data available. The amount range from 134 tonnes to 250 tonnes of carbon.
To put this into perspective, the target for every individual at the recent Climate Conference is Paris was 2 tonnes/ per year.
Each citizen of the EU or Japan at present have a footprint of about 9 tonnes whilst the figure for Bangladesh is 0.4
What is a carbon offset?
World Bank including CO2 emissions Click on country
World Bank data Japan (includes CO2 emissions)
JALT Conference carbon footprint estimates.
We have estimated the PAN sig carbon footprint since 2014
What is a carbon offset ? A reductions emissions in greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset a emission made else where.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset