“Book a Flight and This App Will Offset Your CO2 Emissions for Free”

“Flying doesn’t come cheap—for your wallet or the planet. If you’re taking a round-trip, economy-class flight from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX), for example, you’re adding more than 1,200 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere, per calculations from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Airlines, for their part, are beginning to reduce those emissions through various avenues. Delta, for example, has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to show you the approximate environmental impact of your flight and offer an option to donate to various forest protection projects to offset the damage done. The same goes for United’s Eco-Skies CarbonChoice program, which has teamed up with Sustainable Travel International. In fact, international airlines must offset extra carbon emissions by 2021, per a resolution passed by the United Nations last year. So important progress is being made.”


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