Sustainability of Sydney's New Year's Eve Fireworks
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Sustainability of Sydney's New Year's Eve Fireworks

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What is the goal of the City of Sydney in terms of greenhouse gas emissions?

The goal of the City of Sydney is to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

How many tons of carbon dioxide emissions were emitted during the 2015 New Year's Eve event in Sydney?

Five hundred and fifty (550) tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

How long would it take for over 5,000 trees to offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the 2015 New Year's Eve event?

Around 30 years.

What were the major sources of carbon dioxide emissions during the event?

<p>The major sources of carbon dioxide emissions were direct consumption of electricity used for lighting the event, diesel generators, and fireworks.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who commissioned the carbon footprint study for the New Year's Eve event in Sydney?

<p>The City of Sydney commissioned the carbon footprint study for the New Year's Eve event.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

City of Sydney's Goal

  • The City of Sydney aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

2015 New Year's Eve Event in Sydney

  • The event emitted approximately 2,206 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Carbon Offset

  • It would take over 5,000 trees more than 10 years to offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the 2015 New Year's Eve event.

Major Sources of Emissions

  • The major sources of carbon dioxide emissions during the event were:
    • Electricity generation and transmission
    • Fuel combustion for event operations
    • Transportation to and from the event

Carbon Footprint Study

  • The City of Sydney commissioned the carbon footprint study for the New Year's Eve event in Sydney.

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Test your knowledge on the sustainability of Sydney's iconic New Year's Eve fireworks display. Discover how the City of Sydney is working towards achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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