Carbon Offsetting for conferences, meetings & events
Is corporate responsibility at the heart of your
Do your bit when it comes to green meetings and minimise your
impact on our world from as little as 14p per day delegate.
QHotels are delighted to give you the opportunity to take part
in a carbon offsetting initiative with your conferences, meetings
and events. This involves a small contribution per delegate towards
the initiative as follows:
Day Delegate - 14p
24hr Delegate - 40p
What is carbon offsetting?
Your conference can impact the environment simply by using the air
conditioning during your event or even just by using electricity
while you are at the hotel. Carbon offsetting balances the carbon
emissions produced by an activity with equivalent reductions in
carbon emissions elsewhere. These reductions are achieved through
investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency or reforestation
projects in the developing world, that would not have been possible
without the finance generated by the sale of carbon offset
Where does the contribution go?
We have teamed up with The Darfur Low Smoke Stoves Project. Across
Africa millions of people cook and heat water on charcoal and wood
open fires in their homes. Using wood and charcoal emits high
levels of indoor air pollution, is damaging to the local
environment and is carbon emissions intensive. Carbon Clear, in
partnership with charity Practical Action has developed a project
funded by corporate organisations that helps families in Darfur,
Sudan buy new, cleaner low smoke cookstoves. To find out more about
the project click here.
What initiative will you be contributing
All contributions made through QHotels will go towards The Darfur
Low Smoke Stoves project helps to improve household health by
replacing traditional cooking methods, burning wood and charcoal
inside the home, with low smoke LPG stoves. Burning wood and
charcoal releases large amounts of particulates, carbon monoxide
and other pollutants. According to the World Health Organisation,
prolonged exposure to biomass smoke is a major health risk,
contributing to acute respiratory infections and other ailments in
children. Find out more about the contributons and project here.
To see the full details of the Carbon Offsetting Project click
How do you take part?
We have added a tick box on to our online enquiry form, so if you
wish to take part in this fantastic cause, simply tick the box upon
initial enquiry. We will then issue your proposal with the total
contribution highlighted separately on the final invoice. Taking
part in the scheme allows you to negate carbon emissions produced
by your delegates when travelling to a conference, meeting or event
at QHotels as well as during their stay with us.
Click here to enquire
This project complies with the additionality criteria established
by the Clean Development Mechanism. The carbon offset credits have
been verified by an accredited third party auditor and are
Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) certified.