Business of Academic Publishing

Five Ways Research Societies Can Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Their Academic Conferences

Academic conferences can have a significant environmental impact due to travel, energy consumption, and waste generation. Academic societies have a responsibility to address this issue and reduce the carbon footprint of their conferences. Societies like the American Geophysical Union are already looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of their conferences and events, such as by using compostable cups and serve ware. The infographic below presents five steps research societies can take to reduce the carbon footprint of their conferences and events:

Marisha Rodrigues

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