Workshop To Teach Basics of Greenhouse Gas Accounting

Sustainable Seattle is hosting a one-day workshop on The Carbon Landscape and the basics of Green House Gas Accounting on March 9, from  9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The workshop will take place at The Good Shepherd Center, room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.  The closest bus stops are the 16, 26 & 44.

Please bring a calculator and/or laptop.  Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided, but you will be on your own for lunch.

Course Description

This one day workshop discusses the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) landscape and how to create a GHG inventory. We will answer those burning questions; What are GHGs and why does this affect me? What are global warming potentials and is Laughing gas really a serious GHG? What is the current regulatory framework (Federal and Washington State)? What is the voluntary market? Who has to report, where to report, and what to report? Cap and Trade or Carbon Tax, and what is the WCI? What is a GHG inventory and how to develop it? What are Scopes and how this avoids double counting? What does Carbon Neutrality really mean? What are Offsets, how they work and are they valid? What International Standards are applicable to GHGs? Verification and Validation is 3rd party assurance, but why add this expense to yearly reporting and is it required? What’s an organizational boundary and geographic boundary when we’re talking about GHGs? What are typical GHG sources?

Along with an understanding of the current GHG landscape, this workshop will also give you the experience of actually calculating GHG emissions, providing tools to start to develop your organization’s GHG emissions report. Through case studies, participants will understand the extent of GHG emissions in different scenarios and types of facilities and carbon sequestration projects.

The instructor is Gary Lichtenstein, the Principal of Lightstone Consulting, LLC, a company dedicated to helping organizations save money, be better stewards of the environment, be stronger competitors in the marketplace, earn increased respect from their customers, and broaden their customer base through environmental management.  Gary is a founding member of Sustainable West Seattle.

Registration is $150, government, nonprofit and tribal employees registration is $100, and students and unemployed individuals will pay $50.  Some financial assistance and volunteer exchange opportunities available – please contact us if the price is a barrier to attendance.

Register online here.

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