Nov 13, 2009

Environmental footprinting in virtual space

Understanding and getting involved in environmental footprinting in New Zealand just got easier today with the launch of a new website hosted by the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) -

Established in June this year, LCANZ is a special interest group open to everyone interested in environmental footprinting. Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon footprinting are increasingly being used in industry and government to measure and demonstrate the environmental impacts of products and services.

Barbara Nebel, President of LCANZ and Managing Director of PE Australasia, says the non-profit organisation was established with a representative membership, including industry, practitioners and researchers and has been supported by an initial grant from the Ministry for Economic Development. “The website is the first step towards raising awareness, building a community of interest, sharing information and ensuring more effective coordination of product related assessments in New Zealand”.

The second step is the hosting of the societies first conference in March 2010 in collaboration with the New Zealand Centre for Life Cycle Management. The conference, "Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting: Bridging the Gap between Tools and Practice", will be held in Wellington on 24 and 25 March.

People interested in giving a talk at the conference are invited to submit an abstract by Friday 11 December. For more information on LCANZ, conference details and how to become a member visit the LCANZ website or contact

Barbara Nebel
Managing Director
PE Australasia
11 Rawhiti Road
Pukerua Bay 5026, Wellington
New Zealand
Phone  (Australia)   +61 [0] 3 9015 9455
Phone (New Zealand) +64 [0] 4 889 2520
Fax +64 [0] 4 974 7223


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