Meeting Emissions Calculator

What is your carbon footprint when you travel for meetings?


How many people travel to attend this meeting?

Why Calculate the Carbon Emissions of Your Meetings?

According to Statista, by 2022, there will be nearly 500 million business trips taken in the U.S. alone. Those business trips add up to a lot of carbon emissions. If you’re traveling by plane, train, bus, or gas-fueled automobile. One way to reduce your carbon footprint and cut down on greenhouse gases that contribute to atmospheric warming and climate change is to travel less frequently using modes of transport that aren’t energy efficient, and luckily, video conferencing and remote collaboration tools are making it easier to work together, even if you aren’t physically together.

To acknowledge Earth Day this year, we wanted to show you how you could drastically reduce carbon emissions by attending some of your business meetings remotely to do your part to reduce greenhouse gases. For example, by attending a quarterly business meeting remotely that you usually travel cross country by airplane to attend in-person, you could save over 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere.

To use the Meeting Emissions Calculator, plug in details of your meeting and your typical travel itinerary to see what your business travel is costing the environment, and how much carbon dioxide emissions you could save by attending that meeting remotely.

How do we calculate the carbon footprint of your meeting?

  • We take the frequency of your meeting, number of traveling attendees, and their travel patterns to calculate the estimated carbon emissions generated per person
  • The calculator uses average carbon emission figures for each mode of transportation and varies depending on the miles traveled to the meeting
  • We’ve calculated the estimated carbon footprint for the average in-office meeting, which is how we get the estimated cost of a meeting that doesn’t require travel
  • We consulted various governmental and nonprofit resources to calculate estimated carbon dioxide emissions per mile per transportation mode. Visit their websites to learn more detailed information about how to reduce your government footprint:

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