Denver Launches Online Carbon Calculator for Visitors and Event Planners

The Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) unveiled an industry-leading tool to help green conventions: the first Carbon Calculator and Offset Program to be housed on a city's convention and visitor website. Convention guests, event planners and other visitors can go online at www.visitdenver.com to access information to help green their meetings and events. The site allows individuals or groups to measure their carbon footprint using an online carbon calculator.

Once a carbon footprint is calculated, guests can purchase offsets from the City of Aspen’s website (www.canarytags.com). The City of Aspen is the first local community partner for the Colorado Carbon Fund. With funds raised through this partnership with DMCVB, the City of Aspen and the Colorado Carbon Fund will work with Greenprint Denver and the Host Committee to invest in local greenhouse gas emission reduction projects that would not otherwise be possible.

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