[FOSS4G-Oceania] carbon offsets

Jonah Sullivan jonahsullivan79 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 17:59:23 PDT 2019

I think this is the sort of initiative that could introduce or promote the
good mojo fund.

The sort of person that makes a voluntary contribution towards a carbon
offset will probably be interested in a voluntary contribution to good mojo.

On Mon, 8 Apr. 2019, 10:48 John Bryant, <johnwbryant at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> There has been a bit of interesting discussion on the conference_dev OSGeo
> mailing list about environmental sustainability, and carbon footprint in
> particular.
> Wondering how people feel about using carbon offsets for FOSS4G SotM
> Oceania 2019? We could either make it optional for people to add them to
> their registration, or we could purchase them to offset the whole event,
> and find a way to pay for it.
> I don't yet have a clear idea of the cost, but this website
> <https://www.terrapass.com/meeting-mythbusters-cost-carbon-accountibility>
> says:
>> *The reality is the typical cost to offset an entire conference
>> attendee’s footprint including air travel is less than $20. And depending
>> on your convention demographics, event duration and quality of offset, may
>> be under $10 per attendee.*
> So we're looking at a total cost of maybe $2000 - 3000. Probably a little
> early to make any real decision about this, but was curious to know if
> people think this is potentially a good idea?
> Cheers
> John
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