11 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

What is your carbon footprint you ask? A measure of the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a single endeavour or by a company, household, or individual through day-to-day activities over a given period.

Air travel is unavoidable as we embark on global adventures, discovering new cultures and countries. However, a typical roundtrip cross-country flight can release around 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per passenger—making carbon offsets an important part of green travel.

By purchasing carbon offsets, you can fund a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions roughly equal to your output, counterbalancing the effects of your air travel.


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Here are 11 ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

  1. Reduce excess baggage. Every pound counts.
  2. Combine trips to save money and time.
  3. Fly direct. Multi-leg trips pollute more.
  4. Vacation near your home.
  5. Stay at a hotel near the airport.
  6. Take a shuttle, bus, or train to the airport.
  7. Fly coach. You’ll save and it’s more efficient.
  8. Rent a small or hybrid vehicle.
  9. Stay at a centrally-located hotel.
  10. Use public transportation—not taxis.
  11. Rent a bike to sightsee.

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