Carbon Offset Program Option One

Suggested Language for Conference Registration Website

For option 1, ACM suggests including the following paragraph on the conference registration site:

ACM SIGxxx makes it is easy for attendees to offset their carbon footprint to the (XYZ) conference through the registration process. Donations will be passed directly to Cool Effect, an organization that helps individuals and businesses develop practical and cost-effective solutions to slow, stop and reduce the climate crisis. During the registration process, you will see a check box option that will allow you to make a donation to offset your emissions from (XYZ) conference. This contribution is optional and distinct from the registration fee and will appear as such on your registration receipt. Please consult your organization in advance to determine if the expense is reimbursable.  ACM will forward the names of the individuals that contribute along with the amount of their contribution to Cool Effect who will acknowledge the contribution to the individual donor for tax purposes.

Conference attendees may:

  • Utilize the carbon offset calculator to make the appropriate donation based on travel
  • Make a donation of any amount
  • Make a suggested donation of "X" (amount suggested by conference organizers, i.e. $50)

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