(3) Carbon Footprint Calculators and Certificates

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Knowing your current carbon print is the best way to help you set clear goals and a strategy to become carbon neutral.

Carbon Calculator. The first methodology for calculating the carbon emissions is attributed to a website and this free website carbon calculator is here to help raise awareness and inspire a more sustainable internet. This web includes links to the most efficient sites as tested by the website carbon calculator, they use compressed images, efficient file formats, and lightweight fonts, avoiding bloated frameworks. Created by Wholegrain Digitalbased in the UK.

GCC Gallery Climate Coalition. This free online tool is designed to help estimate the carbon footprint of your business based on metrics common to most art galleries in today’s international art world. It aims to be as easy-to-use as possible and provides a quick breakdown of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Based in the UK and working abroad.

Climate Neutral Certificate. It's the standard earned by companies that offset and reduce all of their greenhouse gas emissions. Based in the US.

Certified B Corporation. B Corp Certification measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance, including public transparency and legal accountability. Based in New York and Amsterdam, and working abroad.

United Nations Climate Neutral Now. Join this initiative to achieve a climate-neutral world by 2050, as enshrined in the Paris Agreement. As an organization you can take part by signing the Climate Neutral Now Pledge, following the three steps (Measure, Reduce, Contribute), and reporting on its actions and achievements annually. International.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the world's most widely used green building rating system. LEED certification provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings offering environmental, social and governance benefits. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement, and it is backed by an entire industry of committed organizations and individuals paving the way for market transformation.

Austrian Ecolabel Guidelines: Sustainable museums with the Austrian Ecolabel are focussing on sustainability, ecology, conscious use of resources, and socio-political responsibility in their daily management as well as in the planning of their exhibitions.

Green Events Tool (GET) is an integrated web-based assessment platform conceived and designed to evaluate the sustainability and environmental performance of events. It is developed, hosted and maintained by UNEP, the UNFCCC secretariat and the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD).

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