Offset your international flight. Did you know that your travel produces ~2.2tons of carbon? Enjoy your trip by offsetting your impact. This Climate+ packages assumes a 2 week trip for one from North America to Europe, including the flights and hotel stay.
NEUTRAL IS NOT ENOUGH.
Climate+ is the action of going beyond net zero. It means doing more than just offsetting your carbon footprint - by creating an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
We know that one of the most sustainable and cost-effective ways to accomplish this is by planting trees. Climate+ is a community of tree planters, rehabilitating our Earth, and having fun while we’re at it.
How can we do better?
There’s no such thing as a perfect environmentalist, don’t be discouraged by your ability to make meaningful changes. Big change can start as as small as:
- Turning your thermostat down by 2 degrees.
- Wearing clothes more than once before washing them.
- Bike, walk or ride the bus to work!
- Switch over to LED bulbs and smart appliances.
- Try buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Use waxed cloth instead of plastic wrap for food.
- Remember your reusable bags, mugs and cutlery for all outings.
The impact of trees
Did you know that trees combat climate change? We have tonnes (literally) of excess carbon dioxide in our air. Trees do something called ‘sequestering carbon’, it’s their way of cleaning our air, and eliminating harmful elements from the earth. They do that by absorbing the C02, and storing the carbon. Not only do trees sequester carbon, they also produce oxygen. Next time you’re outside, take a nice deep breath of fresh air, and thank the nearest tree.
As we work to fight global warming, we can also thank the trees for cooling our earth. They provide shade, and their leaves release water vapor, cooling the planet even more. Just ten trees can offset the impact of a weekend road trip, a lifetime of iphones or even your drunken 2am hamburger habit.
Tree planting has a meaningful impact that reaches far beyond carbon sequestration. They provide homes for wildlife, and in areas like Madagascar, the crab and fish populations provide additional food sources and income for the locals. In addition to the environmental benefits, we employ people from local communities. This extends our impact far beyond environmentalism. These are the building blocks of a long lasting and sustainable restoration project.
We recognize that there are lots of ways to offset carbon, but are confident that our tree planting initiatives provide the most meaningful, holistic and verified impact on our Earth.
What does offsetting mean to tentree?
To tentree, neutrality isn’t change, so ‘offsetting’ means going beyond neutral and doing something positive for our planet. We don’t agree with the idea that simply doing no harm will equate to change, we’re here on this beautiful earth, ready to do some good.
We want to make offsetting easy, understandable, accessible, fun, and impactful. Our climate+ packages aim to do just that.
Where do we plant your trees?
Our Earth Day Climate+ packages will allow us to work with our partners to plant many species of trees including mangroves in the coastal regions of Madagascar and Indonesia. Mangrove trees are one of the most efficient carbon sequestering trees in the world and planting them provides much more than a carbon impact for our planet. We are incredibly grateful for our planting partners, like Eden Reforestation Projects who are on the ground making things happen.
This climate+ package assumes a 2 week trip for one from North America to Europe, including the flights and hotel stay.
|Hotels||0.434 MT CO2|
|Flights||1.794 MT CO2|
|Total||2.228 MT CO2|
Hotels emit about 31kg of CO2 per room per night, if a person stays at a hotel for 2 weeks there would be a total of 434kg CO2 emissions.
31kg x 14 days = 434kg CO2
In order to convert 434kg CO2 into metric tons CO2 we use the conversion factor we get 0.434 MT CO2
434kg CO2 x 0.001 = 0.434 MT CO2
Planes emit 115g CO2 per kilometer. We use the conversion factor 0.000001 to get from grams to metric tons and we get 0.000115 MT of CO2 per kilometer of air travel.
115grams x 0.000001 = 0.000115 MT Carbon
A trip from Canada to Europe is about 7,800 kilometres one way. This means that the round trip would be 15,600 kilometres in total.
7,800 km x 2 ways =15,600 kilometres
If we multiple 15,600 kilometres by 0.000115 MT CO2 emissions per kilometer we get a total of 1.794 MT CO2
15,600 km x 0.000115 MT CO2 = 1.794 MT CO2
If we combine emissions from the hotel and flights we get a total of 2.228 MT CO2
0.434 MT + 1.794 MT = 2.228 MT CO2
Link - Flight Emissions - https://www.carbonindependent.org/22.html
Link - Distance from Canada to Europe - https://www.flightnetwork.com/destinations/Vancouver/Vancouver_Europe.html