Flying Tips

Sometimes people have no choice but to fly, but the resulting emissions can often represent the biggest chunk of your carbon footprint. A roundtrip flight from New York to Los Angeles emits more than 2,000 lbs of CO2 - about a third of the amount a hybrid car emits in an entire year! The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that aviation contributes 2% of the world's CO2 emissions. The IPCC forecasts that this figure could rise to 3% by 2050. This increase isn't inevitable, and there are steps you can take to reduce your contribution, such as choosing the bus or train in favor of short haul flights.

When you buy offsets, you essentially pay someone to reduce or remove greenhouse gases for you.
By flying non-stop you can reduce your trip's carbon emissions and not have to worry about making your connecting flight!
If everyone switched to electronic tickets we could save 50,000 mature trees every year.
For each reduction of 1 kg (2.2 lbs) per passenger, an aircraft can save 9,000 gallons of fuel annually.
Not only will you gain more scenic views along the way, but you'll also escape the headaches of long security lines and lost luggage.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Amtrak is nearly 20 percent more energy efficient than commercial airlines.

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