Be A Part Of The solution to Our Climate Crisis
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Sometimes air travel is the quickest and more affordable way to reach our destination, but it emits more carbon than any other human activity and creates a warming effect that contributes to climate change. If you love to travel by air or by rail or road, and also want to reduce the negative impact travelling can have on our fragile environment, buying carbon offsets is the best way to reduce or neutralize your carbon footprint. It won’t stop global warming, but it makes each trip you take an opportunity to reduce your impact on the planet and positively contribute to the communities and environments in the destinations you visit.
Carbon offsets are also financial tools and they help businesses cross economic hurdles and create resources for projects. It helps first nation economies transfer from diesel to biofuels or solar, saves forests and protect wildlife, improve livelihoods and so much more.
The earth, our home, belongs to all of us. We all need clean air and water, and a livable climate to thrive. We are totally connected to the natural world and our highest responsibility must be to take care of the systems that take care of us. We must protect it for us and for future generations.
Every activity that uses energy from fossil fuels such as gas, oil and coal creates CO2, the greenhouse gas which many scientists believe is making the earth too warm and causing our climate to change. Our carbon footprint is the total amount of CO2 we create in our lives, whether that’s from the fuel we put in our car, the oil, gas or coal we use for cooking and keeping our homes warm or cool, or the buses, trains and planes we take to travel.
A big carbon footprint is bad for our planet, and air travel accounts for a significant portion of many people’s annual carbon footprint. One round-trip flight from Europe to Bangkok creates a warming effect equivalent to around 5 tonnes of CO2 per person. To put that into perspective, the average carbon footprint of a European who does not travel by air is slightly over 7 tonnes of CO2 per year. According to South Pole, the travel industry as a whole is the 5th largest contributor of CO2 emissions after China, USA, the EU and India.
In partnership with South Pole, we offer a carbon calculator and a choice of large scale carbon offsetting projects to choose from that are registered under a carbon scheme to ensure international standards are met and verified by an independent 3rd party. Offset your carbon footprint by buying the equivalent carbon credits from one of our three projects:
Offset your carbon footprint with transparent, real emission reductions
fitting your needs and preferences:
Around 80% of the money you invest in carbon offsetting goes to the project you choose to support, while the remainder is used by South Pole to cover development, monitoring, credit issuance and administrative costs. NOW’s 2% share is donated to EarthCheck Research projects that positively impacts the tourism industry.
Thank you for reducing your negative impact on our planet and positively contributing to communities and environments. Inspire others to do the same!