WWF-Australia's position statement on carbon offsets

WWF-Australia's position statement on carbon offsets

This paper highlights that properly designed and implemented carbon offsets reduce carbon pollution.

Offset your carbon

Offset your carbon

Carbon offsetting is an immediate and measurable way for your business to cut emissions.

The Fifth Estate ebook: Renewable Energy

The Fifth Estate ebook: Renewable Energy

In collaboration with CitySwitch, The Fifth Estate has released a free ebook about renewable energy.

Explainer: Carbon offsets and carbon neutral

Carbon offsetting and carbon neutrality have become powerful and credible choices for organisations that are looking to make considerable reductions in their carbon footprint.

Ray Wilson, CEO of Carbon Neutral, one of our CitySwitch signatories, helps to explain these terms and how to get started on the journey to being carbon neutral.

Energy Smart Finance

This equipment leasing program by Low Carbon Australian allows businesses to invest energy efficient technology to future-proof against rising energy costs while reducing carbon emissions. It is operated through accredited vendors.

Reporting on energy savings

Reporting helps recognise the organisation’s achievements and identify the next areas of activity.

The National Carbon Offset Standard

The National Carbon Offset Standard exists to ensure the environmental integrity of the carbon offsets and carbon neutral products available in the Australian voluntary market. It helps consumers to make informed choices and interpret carbon neutral claims.

Low Carbon Grown Plan for Australia

The Low Carbon Growth Plan by Climate Works uses marginal abatement cost curve to estimate of the realistic volume and costs of opportunities to reduce GHG emissions. It shows how all energy efficiency measures are the lowest cost options for business and the economy.

Planning for energy savings

Planning for energy savings

An Energy Action Plan identifies options for operational efficiencies and outlines your priorities and investment needs for a tenancy. The Plan spells out what to do to get more out of office equipment and technology, staff behaviours and base building.

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Global-sized savings in energy efficiency

Global-sized savings in energy efficiency

A Sydney office taking part in the CitySwitch Green Office program has saved the same amount of emissions that a medium-sized family car would produce travelling around the world three and half times.

CitySwitch signatories celebrate record achievements

CitySwitch signatories celebrate record achievements

Signatories reported a record 840 energy efficiency projects last year. Combined, these initiatives delivered a saving of $14.4 million and reductions of over 85,000 tonnes of carbon emissions and 75 GWh energy.

Find out more about the program's collective achievements in the newly released 2014 CitySwitch National Progress Report.

CitySwitch heroes celebrated at the Sustainable Living Festival in...

CitySwitch heroes celebrated at the Sustainable Living Festival in...

Five CitySwitch signatories are being celebrated for their environmental leadership and excellence, with 15 large scale posters on trees across the city centre.

CitySwitch National Award winners announced

CitySwitch National Award winners announced

CBRE was awarded National Signatory of the Year and New Signatory of the Year was awarded to Echo Entertainment Group. A collaboration between City of Greater Geelong - Future Proofing Geelong,  Ryrie Centre Property and the 12 companies occupying 235 & 237 Ryrie Street, Geelong was awarded CitySwitch Partnership of the Year in recognition of their development of the first two CitySwitch vertical communities in regional Victoria.

CitySwitch NSW & ACT Award winners announced

CitySwitch NSW & ACT Award winners announced

Congratulations to all the NSW & ACT state award winners announced at the awards night at the Mint in Sydney.

CitySwitch Green Office awards now open

CitySwitch Green Office awards now open

Businesses are being encouraged to enter the CitySwitch Green Office national awards, which recognise sustainability leadership and carbon pollution savings.

The Awards are open to existing CitySwitch signatories in the Signatory and Partnership of the Year categories and new signatories signing up to the program before the cut-off date on 15 October will be in the running for the New Signatory of the Year award.

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Positive Power posters

Positive Power posters

Download the Power Positive posters for your office and help to switch to GreenPower.



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