Carbon offsetting allows our guests as well as our business to mitigate the impact of emissions.
Climate change is rapidly affecting our planet and it’s our collective duty to do what we can to protect the special places and destinations that form the backbone of all that we do, along with their wildlife, wilderness areas and surrounding communities. It’s up to each of us to become more aware, educate others and to reduce our impact. Carbon offsetting allows our guests as well as our business to mitigate the impact of emissions.
HOW DOES THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTE TO CARBON EMISSIONS?
Greenhouse gases (GHG) like carbon dioxide (CO2) are emitted when fossil fuels are consumed while driving cars, flying in planes, using electricity and generating waste. While we can adhere to more sustainable practices, use less energy, and travel less and/or smarter, some emissions are still unavoidable.
WHAT IS CARBON OFFSETTING?
Simply put, it’s a way to reduce carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases to compensate for emissions that were produced elsewhere. Travellers can offset the carbon emissions produced from their flights, ground transportation and other activities by purchasing carbon credits. The funds from these carbon credit sales are then distributed to emission mitigation projects. These projects either remove existing CO2 from the atmosphere or prevent new emissions. The contributions fund certified projects that conserve and restore forests, generate clean and renewable energy, and/or increase energy efficiency.