ARC becomes carbon neutral

The Antarctic Research Centre carries out world-class research in the field of climate change. Maintaining our status as world leaders requires us to travel widely, and air travel in particular creates significant CO2 emissions. One accessible way to re-claim this CO2 is through a rainforest protection, carbon-offsetting scheme.

The ARC recently became the first institute at Victoria University to go carbon neutral when it purchased rainforest offsets from Ekos, a boutique CO2 management company run by Sean Weaver. All Ekos CO2 offsets come from the international voluntary carbon market and certified rainforest protection carbon projects, which is not simply reforestation.

Andrew Wilkes (VUW Sustainability Manager), Tim Naish and Sean Weaver (Ekos)
Andrew Wilkes (VUW Sustainability Manager), Tim Naish and Sean Weaver (Ekos)