How AEA Became Carbon Neutral

Posted 2008-04-01
Written by Paige Saunders

The Alliance first became interested in going Carbon Neutral in the Fall of 2007. With some time and calculation, we discovered that our employees had flown over 78 500 km and driven 12 000 km in 2006. This produced roughly 21.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

Furthermore, the portion of the building our offices occupy produced over 20.8 tonnes of emissions. In total, we were directly responsible for 42.6 tonnes of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere.

Using Planetair's calculators, we ascertained that in order to offset these emissions we had to purchase $1,450 worth of Gold Standard Carbon Offsets. And so we did. Since then AEA has been purchasing carbon offsets on a yearly basis.