Yokohama Declaration

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We recognise the real threat to life due to the changing environment and limited availability of resources. All members are encouraged to help minimise the impact through their behaviour and actions. Y’s Men International will be carbon neutral from 2010-11.

Yokohama Declaration, August 2010

The above is the declaration agreed to by the participants at the Yokohama International Convention in 2010. The declaration states that Y’s Men International will take responsibility for the greenhouse gas emissions created by the travel of our leaders.

Y’s Men International have budgeted to invest in ‘carbon offset’ projects that will neutralise their emissions. Y’s Men’s clubs are encouraged to apply for these funds for projects at their club, or at their YMCA, or within their community, that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.