Below you can find some interesting resources. Please note that we are not sponsored by any of these companies. We show these sources to support anyone who wants to travel ‘greener’.

Carbon calculators

Want to estimate the carbon footprint of your academic travels? Find out with the calculators below.

  1. Flight carbon footprint calculator. This is a good tool for determining the carbon footprint of a concrete trip that you are planning. It is easy to use and lets you compare different possible modes of travel for your trip.
  2. Carbon offset calculator. With this handy calculator you can calculate the carbon emission and offset of your flight. It also proposes some options for offsetting your carbon!
  3. For Good app. This app gives an easy way to track your travel and consumption related carbon footprint.
  4. The website Ecopassenger helps you to calculate the emissions of your trip and compares the emissions for different vehicles. You can find Ecopassenger here: Ecopassenger.
  5. The webiste Green Tickets not only helps you in comparing the carbon emissions of different modes of travel, but also shows you directly where you can book your ticket, plus the estimated price and duration of the trip. This way, you can find your own balance between time, price and climate: Greentickets to plan your travels. 

Online conferences

In this opinion article, written and signed by academics from different Dutch Universities, the importance of conferences is discussed, as well as the costs thereof.  In her opinion article, Lorena Villanueva Almanza also discusses online conferences, mainly from the inclusivity perspective. There are, however, many different platforms for hosting a hybrid or online conference. Here are a few we lined up for you:

  • YouTube
  • WebEx
  • GoToMeeting
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Google Hangouts
  • Zoom
  • Canvas
  • Networkapp
  • Hopin


Other articles

Low carbon travel is gaining lots of attention. Below are some interesting articles from other sources.