Green Event Report for the NZPI 2011 Conference
The 2011 NZPI Conference implemented a number of
Green Event recommendations that improved the environmental
performance of the event in the key area of procurement. The
event organisers have made measurable improvements in
reducing the event’s environmental impacts.
- The purpose of this Green Event report is to monitor the
New Zealand Planning Institute’s Annual Conference and
identify future opportunities to minimise the event’s
carbon footprint and environmental impacts.
- The New Zealand Planning Institute 2011 Conference took
place in Wellington between March 28 and April 1, 2011. The
event attracted 462 attendees to the Wellington Town Hall
- Residual waste, electricity and carbon emission
equivalents were calculated for the event. Key staff at the
event venue were interviewed. A measure for water consumption
at the event was not able to be isolated due to the metering
- A number of waste minimisation, energy efficiency and
environmental improvement opportunities have been identified
for future events (see recommendations).
- A total of 1,082kg (7.3m3) of waste was generated by the
- A total of 1,031kg (95%) of waste was diverted from
landfill by the event.
- An estimated total of 13,000 kWh of electricity was
consumed during the event.
- The event had an estimated carbon footprint of 73.9
tonnes CO2e equating to 160 kg CO2e per event attendee.
- Carbon equivalent emissions for the event were reduced by
a total of 68% compared with the 2010 event (per
capita/attendee emissions were reduced by 52%).
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