Green Travel: Purchase Carbon Credits

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As travelers, we should all think about the impact differing modes of transportation have on our environment. We all know that burning fossil fuels, be it jet fuel, diesel, or gasoline, releases carbon dioxide into the air, but here are some facts about just how much CO2 is released for every 1000 miles of travel:

Car – 1200 lbs
Bus – 900 lbs
Plane – 640 lbs
Train – 460 lbs

Source: Travelmatters.org

You can reduce your own ‘carbon footprint’ through the purchase of dioxide equivalent (CO2E) credits. These credits fund programs that offset emissions to achieve a balance or ‘carbon neutrality’. They can easily be purchased online from companies supporting the Environmental Defense organization’s ‘Fight Global Warming’ campaign, and as little as $4 will offset a ton of CO2 emissions. This means a coast-to-coast round trip flight of 5,000 miles equals just $12.80 to offset, which is a small price to pay for the future of our planet.

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Author: Steve Smith

Steve Smith inherited the wanderlust and has always needed to see what’s around the next corner. In his college years he enjoyed many memorable (and cheap) forays into Mexico sleeping under the stars, but that’s all changed. Since 2007 he’s contributed stories and photographs to the digital magazine In The Know Traveler, and in 2014 he assumed an associate editor role with the same. Published both in digital and print formats, his international assignments have included Jordan, Egypt, Mexico, Cambodia, Italy, Turkey, with domestic trips to the Pacific Northwest. His Facebook page (Steve’s Roadtrippin’ Travels) spotlights his latest work, Google Mashup Maps, and displays how space age cartography intersects with his digital storytelling.

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