Our commitment to carbon neutrality

Posted on

Feb 29, 2020

TEDxPerth is committed to minimising our environmental impact. We are delighted that TEDxYouth@Perth will be the first TEDx event in Australia to be certified Carbon Neutral by Climate Active. We hope that all event organisers in Australia will be inspired to take our lead.

The Australian Government’s carbon neutral certification is the most rigorous and credible carbon neutral certification available. Driven by its members (including TEDxPerth) and activated by consumers, Climate Active is a unique government-backed program that enables businesses, government and the community to reduce carbon emissions.

We have reduced our carbon emissions as much as possible and then invested in WA’s Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, a vital project that removes emissions from the atmosphere. Overall the emissions from TEDxYouth@Perth equal zero or are ‘neutral’. This includes the journeys our audience have made to attend.

TEDxPerth is immensely grateful to Madlen Jannaschk and Oliver Grimaldi at Cundall who have helped us achieve carbon neutral certification.

The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor

This amazing project in WA not only has significant climate benefits but is also delivering social and environmental outcomes by conserving habitat, protecting biodiversity, increasing employment opportunities, and reinvigorating social and cultural traditions.