CARBON OFFSETS


Offset Your Vehicle's CO2 with our Carbon Offset Calculator!

Did you know that an average commercial domestic US airline flight releases more than 1,700 pounds per person of harmful greenhouse gases (like CO2) into our atmosphere?

We pioneered the TravelCool! carbon offset program to help fight global warming. We were certified by the Climate Neutral Network in November 2000, and credited as the first travel company in the world to offer this type of program to its customers.

What is a carbon offset?

A carbon offset is an investment into a project or action with the goal of eliminating greenhouse gas emissions. Offset projects come in many varieties and may include tree planting or reforestation, building retrofits (i.e. installing more efficient heating/cooling systems) or wind power projects. The common goal is to reduce fossil fuel usage, which in turn, eliminates harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Why Is This Important?

An average domestic US trip emits approximately 1,700 pounds (per person) of carbon dioxide gas into our atmosphere. (This is bad)

In a typical year, your vehicle emits about 10 tons (or more) of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. (For non-hybrid owners, this is bad too.)

How We Got That Number

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) states that the average domestic flight is 1660 miles.

Based on the EPA's scientific data, 1.08 pounds of carbon dioxide is produced as a result of each air mile travelled.

What can you do?
  1. Book a flight through Better World Travel - Members who book a round-trip domestic US flight through Better World Travel will get a free carbon offset for their flight ($11 value.) Travel Inquiry
  2. Purchase auto insurance through Better World Insurance – We offset your auto's first ton of greenhouse gas emissions free.

Remember, your small donation helps protect the environment More about our donation efforts

The Chemistry of Carbon Offsets: For more information about carbon offsets, including chemistry and other interesting facts, click here.

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