Carbon offsetting programs

Air travel causes large carbon emissionsA single long-haul flight between London and Los Angeles will rack up 2.6 tons of carbon emissions in your personal pollution account.

Most airlines don't yet have options for you to offset these emissions right on the website, but British Airlines and SAS are pioneers here. For other modes of transport, there's not a super-simple way to offset carbon emissions, but these organisations give you a way to offset.


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These organisation provide accurate calculators, and full transparency in their carbon offsetting programs. You can use them to offset your emissions with a clear conscience.

Atmosfair

Based in Germany
To offset Flights
Projects undertaken Renewable energy in the developing world, including solar power in India and South Africa, and methane entrapment in Thailand.
Price per ton CO2 $27
Website Atmosfair

Climate Care

Based in United Kingdom
To offset Flights, driving, housing, business impacts
Projects undertaken Improved cooking in 3rd world countries, wind power, biomass power, and human powered water pumps
Price per ton CO2 $19
Website Climate Care

Climate Friendly

Based in Australia
To offset Flights, driving, and conferences
Projects undertaken Renewable energy in Australia and New Zealand.
Price per ton CO2 $22
Website Climate Friendly

co2balance

Based in United Kingdom
To offset Business impacts, flights, housing, driving, and train journeys
Projects undertaken 3rd world energy efficiency, energy efficient stoves, carbon cancellations, and afforestation
Price per ton CO2 $24
Website co2balance

Myclimate

Based in Switzerland
To offset Flights, driving, and hotel stays
Projects undertaken Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that contribute to sustainable development, including solar greenhouses in the Himalayas, wind farms in Madagascar, and biomass facilities in India.
Price per ton CO2 $33
Website Myclimate

Native Energy

Based in Vermont
To offset Flights, buses, trains, and driving
Projects undertaken Renewable energy projects, especially wind power on Native American reservations and methane-gas energy production facilities on family farms in the U.S.
Price per ton CO2 $12
Website NativeEnergy

Pure Trust

Based in United Kingdom
To offset Housing, flights, driving
Projects undertaken Hydropower, wind power, crop waste power plants, business impacts, and afforestation
Price per ton CO2 $25
Website Pure

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Last updated by Jack on 06 August, 2008 in Travel.

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