Encounter CO₂

The purpose of the calculator is to help event organizers identify the climate impacts of their events and make the right choices. The calculated values are intended to serve as guidelines and draw attention to the climate impacts of event production. In order to ensure that the calculator is clear and easy to use, several aspects, such as logistics, material choices and technology, have been left out. Their climate impacts can be influenced through choices: minimizing travel, distances, materials and energy consumption. A good atmosphere and people coming together cause no emissions at all.

1. Arrival CO₂

Who is coming and from where?

Estimate how many people are coming, from where and by what means. Performers must also be taken into account. Enter quantity or percentage.

Number of participants
% no of ppl
of whom arrive by emission-free means or by metro, tram, commuter train or local bus or on foot.
of whom arrive from another municipality by bus
of whom arrive from another municipality by train
of whom arrive from another municipality by car
of which arrive with cruise ship
of whom fly in from a distance shorter than 463 km
of whom fly in from a distance between 463–3,700 km
of whom fly in from a distance exceeding 3,700 km
Each with a roundtrip of x kilometres on average

resulting in the following emissions
arrive by emission-free means or by metro, tram, commuter train or local bus or on foo
arrive from another municipality by bus
arrive from another municipality by train
arrive from another municipality by car
arrive with cruise ship
fly in from a distance shorter than 463 km
fly in from a distance between 463–3,700 km
sfly in from a distance exceeding 3,700 km
Total CO₂e kg Total CO₂e kg

2. Energy consumption CO₂ from use of space

Enter size of space m2
and period of use hours
Total CO₂e kg

3. Overnight accommodation CO₂

Impact from USA & European countries that have provided the data
Approximately participants stay overnight in hotels or other paid accommodations
For nights
Total CO₂e kg

4. Catering CO₂

Enter how many meals participants will be having at the event:

meals per person
%
of which % are fully vegan
of which % are vegetarian including dairy products
of which % include fish, chicken or pork
of which % include beef
of which % include lamb
of which % include venison / game
of which % include reindeer
Total CO₂e kg
Event participants consume:
snacks including meat
vegetarian snacks (no meat products)
cups of coffee per person
cups of tea per person
0.33 l of beer per person
12 cl glasses of wine per person
drinks per person. Gin used as the basis for the calculation.
Total CO₂e kg

5. Waste CO₂ Avaa

The event generates the following waste fractions:

kg of organic waste
kg of energy waste
kg of cardboard and paperboard
kg of paper
kg of glass
kg of metal
kg of mixed waste for combustion
kg of plastic
kg construction waste
Total CO₂e kg

Results

Environmental impact of an encounter

Comparison: The carbon footprint of an average Finn is 10 300 kg CO₂e per year.

Results
Total CO₂e kg
Total CO₂e t
CO₂e per participant
Price of compensation €

The calculator gives an estimate of five time carbon offset, based on the operation of Compensate foundation.

Sources Avaa

Arrival

  • Arrive by emission-free means
    – Emission factor: 0,00 CO2ekv (g/hkm)
    – Source: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: VTT Lipasto 2018
  • Arrive by bus
    – Emission factor: 40,00 CO2ekv (g/hkm)
    – Source: WWF ilmastolaskuri: SUOMI/FINLAND: VTT Lipasto 2018
  • Arrive by train
    – Emission factor: 1,68 CO2ekv (g/hkm)
    – Source: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: Kuitunen Taina. 2016. VR. Personal communication.
  • Arrive by car
    – Emission factor: 184,00 CO2ekv (g/km)
    -Source: WWF climate calculator : SUOMI/FINLAND: VTT Lipasto 2018
  • Arrive with cruise ship
    – Emission factor: 553,2 CO2ekv (g/hkm)
    – Source: VTT Lipasto 2016. Available: http://lipasto.vtt.fi/yksikkopaastot/henkiloliikenne/vesiliikenne/autolautta.htm
  • Arrive by plane, fly in from a distance shorter than 463 km
    – Emission factor: 515,90 gCO2/pkm
    – Source: WWF ilmastolaskuri: SUOMI/FINLAND/INTERNATIONAL: Climate Friendly. Flight Portal. 2010.
  • Arrive by plane, fly in from a distance between 463–3,700 km
    – Emission factor: 289,3 gCO2/pkm
    – Source: WWF ilmastolaskuri: SUOMI/FINLAND/INTERNATIONAL: Climate Friendly. Flight Portal. 2010.
  • Arrive by plane, fly in from a distance exceeding 3,700 km
    – Emission factor: 325,5 gCO2/pkm
    – Source: WWF ilmastolaskuri: SUOMI/FINLAND/INTERNATIONAL: Climate Friendly. Flight Portal. 2010.

Use of space and accommodation

Catering

  • % are fully vegan
    – Emission factor: 800 CO2ekv (g/portion)
    – Source: University of Helsinki’s carbon footprint calculator for organisations: Saarinen ym. 2011
  • % are vegetarian including dairy products
    – Emission factor: 1005 CO2ekv (g/portion)
    – Source: University of Helsinki’s carbon footprint calculator for organisations: Saarinen ym. 2011
  • % include fish, chicken or pork
    – Emission factor: 1741 CO2ekv (g/portion)
    – Average of fish, chicken and pork meals
    – Source: University of Helsinki’s carbon footprint calculator for organisations: Saarinen ym. 2011
  • % include beef
    – Emission factor: 3467 CO2ekv (g/portion)
    – Source: University of Helsinki’s carbon footprint calculator for organisations: Saarinen ym. 2011
  • % include lamb
    – Emission factor: 7840 CO2ekv (g/portion)
    – Source: Open CO2: EWG (Environmental Working Group), Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Healt
  • % include venison / game
    – Emission factor: 22,2 CO2ekv (g/portion)
    – Source: Luke: Hartikainen ja Pulkkinen 2016: Summary of the chosen methodologies and practices to produce GHGE-estimates for an average European diet
  • % include reindeer
    – Emission factor: 14 CO2ekv (g/portion)
    – Source: Hietala, Kurppa ja Silvenius: Environmental impacts of reindeer meat – LCA analysis of Finnish production. 2015. Available: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295800811_Environmental_impacts_of_reindeer_meat_-_LCA_analysis_of_Finnish_production

Event participants consume:

  • snacks including meat
    – Emission factor: 217 CO2ekv (g/portion). Ham roll used as a default.
    – Source: University of Helsinki’s carbon footprint calculator for organisations: Hartikainen & Pulkkinen 2017
  • vegetarian snacks (no meat products)
    – Emission factor: 146,4 CO2ekv (g/portion). An average of vegetable rolls and pastries used as a default.
    – Source: University of Helsinki’s carbon footprint calculator for organisations: Hartikainen & Pulkkinen 2017

Drink

  • cups of coffee per person
    – Emission factor: 600,00 CO2ekv (g/portion)
    – Source: University of Helsinki’s carbon footprint calculator for organisations: Hartikainen & Pulkkinen 2016
  • cups of tea per person
    – Emission factor: 300,00 CO2ekv (g/portion)
    – Source: University of Helsinki’s carbon footprint calculator for organisations: Hartikainen & Pulkkinen 2016
  • 0,33l of beer per person
    – Emission factor: 0,54 kg/l
    – Source: Open CO2: Panimoliitto 2018
  • 12cl glasses of wine
    – Emission factor: 1,28 kg/per 0,75l wine bottle
    – Source: Open CO2: Sestra
  • drinks. Gin used as the basis for the calculation.
    – Emission factor: 0,07 kg/40cl giniä
    – Source: Open CO2: Diageo / Tanqueray gin

Waste

  • kg of organic waste
    – Emission factor: 69,00 gCO2 eq/kg
    – Lähde: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: Henna Teerihalme. 2018. HSY. Personal communication.
  • kg of energy waste
    – Emission factor: 410,00 gCO2 eq/kg
    – Source: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: Henna Teerihalme. 2018. HSY. Personal communication.
  • kg of cardboard and paperboard
    – Emission factor: 60,00 gCO2 eq/kg
    – Source: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: Henna Teerihalme. 2018. HSY. Personal communication.
  • kg of paper
    – Emission factor: 1050,00 gCO2 eq/kg
    – Source: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: Henna Teerihalme. 2018. HSY. Personal communication.
  • kg of glass
    – Emission factor: 570,00 gCO2 eq/kg
    – Source: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: Henna Teerihalme. 2018. HSY. Personal communication.
  • kg of metal
    – Emission factor: 130,00 gCO2 eq/kg
    – Source: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: Henna Teerihalme. 2018. HSY. Personal communication
  • kg of mixed waste for combustion
    – Emission factor: 410,00 gCO2 eq/kg
    – Source: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: Henna Teerihalme. 2018. HSY. Personal communication.
  • kg of plastic
    – Emission factor: 70,00 gCO2 eq/kg
    – Source: WWF climate calculator: SUOMI/FINLAND: Henna Teerihalme. 2018. HSY. Personal communication.
  • kg construction waste
    – Emission factor: 100,00 gCO2 eq/kg
    – Source: HSY – Julia -hanke: https://www.hsy.fi/julia2030/Documents/julia2030/Documents/J%C3%A4tteiden%20khk-kertoimien%20taustadokumentti%202011.pdf
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