New Carbon Offset Calculator on Delta.com
By: Taking Off
Delta customers now have the opportunity to calculate the carbon footprint from their specific flight using the interactive carbon calculator on delta.com/co2.
Let’s take the example of a vacation from New York to London for the holidays. On average, flying you and your luggage roundtrip on a Delta flight from New York to London results in a carbon footprint of 1 metric ton. Delta Air Lines, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, offers you the opportunity to offset that footprint by contributing to projects that conserve forests in the U.S. and internationally.
Carbon credits are created when greenhouse gas emissions expected at another location are avoided or carbon dioxide is captured – for example, via conservation of threatened forests or through the replanting of trees. Making a contribution for 1 metric ton of carbon offsets means the ton of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by your flight will be canceled out by the carbon-saving activity elsewhere.
In 2007, Delta became the first airline to launch a carbon offset program and today works with The Nature Conservancy to help fund management of the Rio Bravo Climate Action Project in Belize and the Clinch Valley Conservation Forestry Program in Virginia.
Delta Cargo is also active in sustainable activities. Deltacargo.com seamlessly provides the carbon emissions associated with a shipment in the Track My Shipment feature. Customers simply enter their air waybill number and the shipment’s emissions are reported along with status updates and applicable customs information.
To offset the environmental impact of your flight, visit delta.com/co2.
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