Carbon-smart events and exhibitions

TAPAUS's carbon footprint calculator, climate guide and partnership with Compensate-foundation

Here at Tapaus, we want to make it as easy for our customers to compensate for the carbon they use as it is to pay royalties on the music they use.

Consumption creates carbon emissions – and that includes events and exhibitions. We want to make it super easy for our customers to compensate for the carbon footprint left by the events we help them organise. To do that, we came up with a carbon footprint calculator that calculates the emissions left by each event and comes up with sum to compensate. We add the sum to the event invoice and pass it on in full to the Compensate Foundation, which directs the money to carbon sink projects.

We see climate change as the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced, and the events sector has to be part of the solution right now. Our three-tier climate solution includes a guide, carbon calculator, and compensation, and it’s the heart of our climate strategy.

The Tapaus DEGREE Climate Breakfast

On 9.5.2019 we organised the DEGREE Climate Morning event at the Savoy Theatre in downtown Helsinki. It was here that we launched the climate calculator and guide we’ll use with the Compensate Foundation to help our customers compensate for the carbon footprint their events and exhibitions leave.

A number of inspiring speakers took the stage at the event – the explorer Pata Degerman, Janne Peljo from The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Antero Vartia from Compensate, and Timo Aalto from Tapaus. Their message came through loud and clear: We have to work together right now to stop the effects of climate change.

And that’s exactly why we want to challenge not only the entire Finnish events industry but also every corporation and person to decrease their carbon footprint by making choices that are good for the environment – and for all of us.

It might sound hard, but the truth is it’s actually much easier than you might think. Check out our Carbon Calculator and our Tips for organising a carbon-smart event guide to see the simple (and fun!) steps you can take right now to cut carbon emissions. And you can learn more about the amazing work Compensate is doing here.

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