There are two different CO2 footprint calculators that are described below.
We have developed a „Munich calculator“ for the CO2 Footprint and tailored it to the needs of European Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs or Interact Clubs. The calculator ist the officially ESRAG calculator for Europe. We are currently developing it further to also support North America and Africa. Based on your feedback we will further improve it. We offer to calculate the CO2 footprint of your club. Until 26th of March 2023 we have 42 clubs participating. Example results for the „Munich calculator“ are visible below.
Please send an Email to info@BecomeSustainable.org if you want to have a calculation of the CO2 Footprint of your club with the „Munich calculator„. We will send you an Excel sheet, that you have to fill in (we are currently preparing an online CO2 calculator and will translate the input sheet also to Dutch, Spanish, Catalan and Italian). After the calculation we will send you a presentation with the result and also suggestions how to reduce the CO2 footprint of your club. We will compare the footprint to a best practice value – or to the other clubs that we have supported so far. Please see below the example results for RC München-Residenz.
The front page:
The CO2 calculation for online meetings:
The CO2 calculation for regular meetings:
The summary including events, Rotary Magazine and travels.
There is also an „Australian calculator“ that was developed by ESRAG Oceania. The information about the „Australian calculator“ is available here. The calculator was developed together with an external company and is the official ESRAG calculator for Oceania.
We also encourage your club to compensate your CO2 Footprint if you want. The best thing you can do is to start your own local project – please see our list of alternative projects. You can also support existing projects financially, for this you can use our list of alternatives for compensation – including the cost and our evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives. We kindly ask the clubs for a small voluntary donation for the sustainability projects of RC München-Residenz.
To calculate your private CO2 footprint, a lot of calculators are available in the Internet. You can try for example the calculators from thenatureconservancy or from the globalfootprintnetwork or footprintcalculator