UNIGLOBE Travel's Green Flight Program is one of the ways you can achieve your CO2 reduction goals.
UNIGLOBE Travel's Green Flight program is getting much press for its ability to provide companies in
The monies collected from the credits are then invested into environmental programs supported by Environment Canada.
Sound like a program for the environmentalists?
Think again. Pick-up any newspaper or magazine and you will likely find an article on how companies are buying carbon offset credits to achieve their environmental goals of reducing
What exactly is the Issue?
Air travel accounts for approximately 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions in
Air travel causes the release of more than 600 million tonnes of the world's major greenhouse gas CO2 into the atmosphere each year.
Air travellers obviously contribute to greenhouse gas emissions by having to fly, often out of sheer geographic necessity and the tourism industry finds they leave a larger footprint on the environment than they'd wish. With growing public awareness of sustainability both locally and abroad increasing pressure is being placed on the tourism industry to deliver a solution that creates sustainable growth opportunities for businesses and the industry as a whole.
Launched this year, the program provides an opportunity for the airlines passengers to purchase carbon credits in order to offset a portion of the CO2 that is emitted by an aircraft during their flight.
"We want to make sure we have an opportunity to address what has now become a very clearly stated need of our customers to do their traveling more responsibly", says company president
By first visiting UNIGLOBE Travel's website, an airline passenger can not only calculate but also purchase the amount of carbon credits they need to offset their portion of CO2 produced. The calculations are based on three things:
- the mileage of the flight
- flight-related CO2 emission data from Environmental Canada: and
- the average cost of carbon credits purchased by UNIGLOBE Travel's program partner Baseline Emissions Management Inc.
How much does it cost?
Our customers can offset as much or as little carbon emissions as they like. For instance a return flight from
Investment in Sustainable Technologies
Carbon offset credits purchased through UNIGLOBE Travel's Green Flight Program are invested in Western Canadian projects that meet the criteria set out by Environment Canada's Environmental Choice Program. Environmentally friendly projects such as wind power, producing a continuous stream of greenhouse gas emission reduction.