London, February 2023. Zebu Live, London’s annual showcase of the Web3 revolution, announces that it has been successfully certified carbon neutral.
The two-day live crypto conference, which took place in September 2022, partnered up with decentralised cloud computing network Cudos and carbon management provider Blue Marble to make a completely carbon-neutral event. Showcasing more than 160 of the industry’s brightest speakers, including Dragon & Thirdweb Co-Founder Stephen Bartlett, and Aave CEO Stani Kulechov, the sell-out event welcomed 1,500 guests to the Kensington Conference Centre and 5,000+ streaming globally.
Carbon neutrality was achieved post-event through partnerships with Blue Marble and Cudos. The former performs an intensive process to analyse, certify, and offset the event through a high-quality Voluntary Carbon Credits scheme that retires carbon emissions on behalf of clients. The project that Zebu Live is supporting in conjunction with Blue Marble is called ‘Pacajai REDD+’ and concerns preservation & regeneration in the Amazon region of Brazil. As well as tackling the threat of deforestation (illegal logging and land conversion for agriculture), Pacajai empowers local communities and protects threatened wildlife with education and infrastructure.
Ashton Barger, Head of Partnerships & Programming at Zebu Live comments:
“Sustainability is very important to me and the Zebu team, as I think it should be for all companies and event organisers. Considering the state of our climate, I think it’s essential to make our actions have the least possible impact on the environment. With this event, we went through a lengthy process to certify all aspects of Zebu Live that were carbon intensive – from the food that we served to the energy that the venues used all the way to the travel that the team conducted to promote Zebu Live. We were so glad to work with Blue Marble to offset our carbon the right way, and also have Cudos’ support to make this possible.”
Zebu Live’s official Carbon Neutral Sponsor for the 2022 event, Cudos, helped to facilitate this certification. David Pugh-Jones, CMO of Cudos, also added:
“We’re immensely proud of Zebu Live’s carbon-neutral certification as it proves that it is eminently possible to run a leading industry event in a sustainable way. As we venture forth into a world of limitless possibility powered by Web3 and the Metaverse, it’s vitally important that we do so in a way that isn’t detrimental to our environment. As the first company in the sustainable crypto-mining arena to commit to carbon neutrality, we ensure our blockchain ecosystem is constantly working with our carbon emission partners to achieve net zero. This announcement today cements our ethos and officially aligns with the Zebu Live event mantra, marking a key milestone in our partnership.”
Henry Waite, Founder of Blue Marble, comments on the partnership between Blue Marble and Zebu Live, noting:
“Blue Marble was delighted to work with the Zebu Live project team. The event was forward thinking in many ways and becoming carbon neutral was yet another demonstration of that leadership.”
This three-way partnership between Zebu Live, Cudos, and Blue Marble will encourage further sustainable development in the UK events industry and emerging Web3 events space. Zebu Live looks forward to continuing its carbon neutrality for all conferences it hosts in the future.
About Blue Marble
Blue Marble is a team of Environmental Management Consultants, with diverse professional and scientific backgrounds delivering high quality support and advice through the Blue Marble Partnership. They have developed a carbon accounting process and platform in order to provide highly accurate greenhouse gas inventories, emissions reduction advice and CO2 removals working to the highest international standards and protocols.
The Cudos Network is a Layer 1 network, providing scalable distributed computing direct to smart contracts or to any bridged blockchain. Cudos connects blockchain developers and services to a global pool of computing power. This enables up to 10x more cost-effective computing, greener computing and access to a global network to power your next Metaverse, Dynamic NFT, AI, Machine Learning, DeFi or any computationally demanding dApps and smart contracts.
About Zebu Live
Zebu Live is a global event brand and community built by Zebu Digital. Zebu Live 2022 was the second annual Web3 Conference hosted in London. Zebu Live 2023 will be the third edition of this conference, hosted on October 4-5. It is an immersive experience with 3,000+ people coming to London to build the Web3 revolution. ZL23 will bring together as many Web3 industry perspectives as possible to work towards the goal of mainstream adoption of the tech. Tickets for the October event are already being sold on various ticketing platforms.