Banff, Alberta – May 10th, 2023 – As NORTH51 Conference kicks off today, the organizers are proud to announce that it has offset 50 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions from its 2023 conference through a sponsorship with Tarin Resource Services. The move is part of NORTH51’s commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint.
The sponsorship with Tarin Resource Services, a trusted source for data and technology in the geospatial industry, helped to offset the emissions produced during the event, including transportation, energy consumption, and waste. This offset is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by over 1,000 mature trees in a year.
“We are excited to partner with Tarin and take this important step towards reducing our carbon footprint,” said Jonathan Neufeld, Co-chair of NORTH51. “As a technology conference, we recognize the impact our event has on the environment, and we are committed to doing our part to address the issue of climate change.”
According to the United Nations, the global conference industry produces approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. This is equivalent to the emissions produced by a small country like Switzerland. Conferences and events are major contributors to carbon emissions, mainly through travel, energy use, and waste.
NORTH51’s commitment to offsetting its carbon emissions is an example of how the conference industry can take action to address the issue of climate change. By working with sponsors like Tarin Resource Services, conferences can make a significant impact in reducing their carbon footprint and creating a more sustainable future.
“We are proud to support NORTH51’s sustainability efforts and help the conference industry reduce its impact on the environment,” said Kim Koons, Lead Executive Officer of Tarin Resource Services. “Through partnerships like these, we can make a real difference.”
As part of its commitment to sustainability, NORTH51 will continue to explore new ways to reduce its environmental impact, including sourcing local and sustainable products, reducing energy consumption, and promoting sustainable transportation options for attendees.