Vote for the Forum's carbon compensation project
HOW DOES CARBON OFFSETING WORK?
Carbon offseting has different steps. In a voluntary carbon offset process, associations, companies and governments try to start with the reduction of their carbon emissions. To compensate the resting emissions, the structures can invest money in projects having a positive impact on the environment.
During the Forum, Convergences put efforts in its carbon emissions’ reduction. The event gather more than 5000 people for two days. For limiting the ecological cost of this international meeting point, we adopt responsible behviours such as:
- Waste management: managing quantities, collecting unconsumed products to make compost and biogas
- Environmentally friendly furnitures: We limit printing and, when necessary, choose recycled paper and natural and recyclable inks. We reuse furniture from previous years and in partnership with Les Connexions, experts in the production of ecological events, this year’s Forum will feature an eco-sourced stage!
The second step of the carbon offset is undertaken in a questionnaire online, which all participants can fill, and which will be used by EcoAct to evaluate the amount of carbon emissions during the Forum. These emissions will be neutralized with the support we will give to a project with an environmental positive impact, chosen by the participants.
Please take 2 minutes to fill out this carbone survey
Convergences will then buy carbon credits sold by the chosen project which do not need it because of the good benefices its activities generate for the nature. These credits are then canceled and consequently erased from the carbon credit market. The canceled credits will not be available anymore for companies which would like to purchase “the right to pollute”.