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, 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.
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.
Feel good about travel. Fly less … or travel sustainably and offset your travel carbon footprint NOW.
Carbon offset projects are registered under a carbon scheme to ensure international standards are met and verified by an independent 3rd party. They are 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.
Should I Offset?
"Carbon offsetting is not a solution but only a band-aid that gains us time. When people buy carbon offsets, some think that their emission did not 'matter'. However, the plane still took off and added carbon into the atmosphere. What the offset does is help someone else reduce their emissions. This is a relative benefit compared with the alternative scenario where the flight happens and the traveller still emits carbon as well. It is an improvement, but it will not get us to net zero. That will only be achieved if people fly less. It is still my view that if we have to fly (or emit carbon for any other activity), it is better to offset than not offset. And that is where it is critical that the provider has integrity. To my knowledge, SouthPole does."
NOW Offset Carbon is a simple-to-use carbon calculator and offset tool powered by South Pole, with a choice of three large scale offsetting projects. Follow 4 easy steps.
1.Calculate your Carbon Footprint
2.Choose Reduction Emission Projects
3.Invest in Carbon Offset Projects
Information processed use the latest security technologies and will not be transferred to third parties.
Via Credit Card: For security reasons, South Pole does not save your Credit Card information. Via Paypal: This payment option links to Pay Pal. Access your account with stored Credit Card information.
Note: Future upgrade will include features to offset ground travel and an accounting dashboard.
Where Does My Money Go?
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 receives a 2% share and this is donated to EarthCheck Research projects that positively impacts the tourism industry.
Thank you and inspire others to do the same!
Why should we care?
We live in one planet and it belongs to all of us. 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.
It must be NOW!
Calculate your air travel carbon footprint and offset in 4 easy steps.
Tips To Reduce Your Travel Carbon Footprint
Avoid flying whenever you can. Fly shorter distances. Fly economy class, each flyer’s share of a flight’s carbon emissions is less because it’s spread out over more people. Don’t fly on private jets. Don’t be a space tourist. Virtually any other means of transport is more sustainable – especially shared and public transportation.
If you have to travel by air, make sure to offset your carbon footprint
Choose to stay in an accommodation with a sustainability programme and certification. Choose properties that uses solar/renewable energy (cuts down on fossil fuels) and participate in a Carbon Offsetting Programme.
If booking through a travel agent, use one that is committed to responsible low impact travel
Eat at hotels / farms / restaurants that serve local produce (the fewer food miles, the better) – even
better choose places that grow their own produce.
Consider adopting a plant-based diet – animals (especially cows) are known to produce high levels of
methane and greenhouse gases, and are often transported far. Choose to decrease the methane and food miles by going easy on the meat.
At home, there are lots of opportunities to reduce travel carbon by carpooling, biking, walking, shopping online, telecommuting or using other transit options.
South Pole is a leading global sustainability solutions provider and developer of emission reduction projects, with over 250 experts in 15 countries across the globe. Initially founded as a developer of climate protection projects, with over 500 projects developed world wide, South Pole is now offering a broad set of solutions encompassing GHG accounting, corporate sustainability strategy advisory in alignment with the Paris Agreement, renewable energy solutions as well as carbon offsetting services for companies and individuals.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING URGENT CLIMATE ACTION NOW.
Offsetting the carbon footprint of your air travel contributes to combatting climate change and its impact on our planet, and help change lives for the better. Your action contributes to Climate Action - Sustainable Development Goal 13 set out by the United Nations.
We will send you an email with a Certificate of Climate Action noting the carbon offset project, location and the amount invested.
Thank you once again and we hope you will inspire others to do the same.
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