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A Sustainable Partnership

To deliver our greenest conference yet, AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ partnered with Trace – a sustainability consulting company that removes the barriers to climate action and empowers businesses to take immediate steps forward.

Active Initiatives

pictureThe AFAC23 team was thrilled to continue our existing efforts and introduce new sustainable practices at the event, such as:

  • Making multiple water stations available throughout the event to mitigate the amount of single-use plastic bottles purchased
  • Producing biodegradable and recyclable event materials, such as the event lanyards, badge pouches, delegate satchels, pocket guides and tote bags
  • Carbon offsetting all speaker and staff flights booked
  • Co-locating the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) National Conference, the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference and the Women and Firefighting Australasia Conference to reduce the carbon footprint involved with travelling to multiple events.



At the conclusion of AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the team has examined the event data to calculate our carbon footprint using the Trace program.
Credits have been purchased to offset this impact and contribute towards a variety of sustainability initiatives. The funded initiatives invest in the future of the of our planet locally and abroad. To find out more about our offsetting efforts see the the summary available here.

Coorong Lakes Biodiversity Conservation, Australia                 24%

Cool Fire Traditional Land Management, Australia                      8%

Katingan Peatlands Conservation, Indonesia                              37%

Efficient cookstoves, Nepal                                                            31%