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Offset your carbon footprint

November 28, 2019
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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and one that affects us all. If we are to combat climate change, it will require the involvement of everyone and we at GAMES want to do our part.

The first Global Montessori Games was held in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and was attended by participants and guests from all over the planet. Some travelled by plane, others by train or bus, yet we all left a carbon footprint in doing so.

We have calculated the carbon footprint of each team and here are the results:

  • Team Germany  (by train from and to Mönchengladbach):
    CO2-emissions: 0.10 tonnes
  • Team Czech Republic  (by bus from and to Prague):
    CO2-emissions: 0.05 tonnes
  • Team Norway  (by plane from and to Drammen & Drobaek):
    CO2-emissions: 2.42 tonnes
  •  Team Croatia  (by plane from and to Zagreb):
    CO2-emissions: 5.56 tonnes
  •  Team China  (by plane from and to Zhengzhou):
    CO2-emissions: 14.36 tonnes

We challenge each team, guest and anyone who wants to get involved, to find ways in which they can offset their carbon footprint and help make this world a cleaner and safer place to live.

Maybe you can plant a few trees in your school yard, install solar panels or organise a sponsor run to raise money to support green projects.

We at GAMES support all work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and welcome you all to share your project with us.

Please show us how you offset your footprint by sharing it on our social media (instagram, facebook
, twitter or linkedin) or by sending an email.


Calculate your CO2 emissions: UN carbon footprint calculator

Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.