Auckland Anglican Diocese - Ministry Unit Carbon Footprint Calculator - Version 1.0
This form enables a Ministry Unit to calculate their operational carbon footprint for an average month.
The Sustainability Fieldworker will follow up and send you a report/summary of your Ministry Unit's operational carbon footprint - along with some ideas and resources for reducing/offsetting church carbon footprint and creating a Ministry Unit Climate Action Plan.
Before starting this form, please check that you have all the information required about the Ministry Unit's operations - where relevant:
- Energy usage: electricity bills (ideally from the last 12 months); gas bills (ideally from the last 12 months); LPG bottles used per month; other fuels used per month
- Waste production: noticing composting/recycling habits, average amount of rubbish put out each month - how many bags/bins and what size
- Staff or volunteer travel (only include what is reimbursed by the Ministry Unit operations): air travel undertaken by staff/volunteers in the last 12 months; Kms traveled by Ministry Unit staff/volunteers in the last month AND type of vehicle used
- Any offsetting that the church currently does of their carbon footprint (tree planting/purchasing carbon credits)
Optionally - you may wish to explore how church attendees arrived at church on a particular Sunday to receive an estimated Sunday travel carbon footprint figure. Data for this can be collected through a survey (show of hands, or anonymous) or counting cars in the car park on Sunday and multiplying by an estimating distance traveled.
Questions to explore:
1. How many petrol/diesel vehicles were used to transport church attendees to church on Sunday? (count drivers/vehicles)
2. For those who drove using a petrol/diesel car - how far did they drive to get to church from home? (less than 5km, 5-10km, 10-20km, further than 20kms)
3. How many people use public transport, carpool, or drive an EV?
4. How many church attendees arrived at church via active transport? (walking, cycling, etc.)
The information provided here is collected by the Auckland Diocesan Sustainability Fieldworker and uses the free Toitū household carbon footprint calculator to arrive at a figure -
This information will not be made publicly available without the permission of the Ministry Unit.
To contact the Diocesan Sustainability Fieldworker, email Cathy Bi-Riley at
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