Carbon Offsets

Carbon Offsets

Tourism is responsible for roughly 8% of the world’s carbon emissions, making it a significant contributor to climate change.

A one-way flight from San Francisco to Paris can produce about 1.25 metric tons of carbon emissions per passenger. That’s over a quarter of the amount of carbon that the average person worldwide produces per year – just from one round trip flight.

Every time you fly on a plane, stay in a hotel, ride in a taxi, or create waste, carbon emissions are being generated.  While there are many ways that you can and should minimize your carbon footprint while traveling – from turning off the air conditioner to renting electric vehiclesno matter how sustainable your travel habits are, certain carbon emissions are unavoidable. That’s where carbon offsetting comes in. 

What is Carbon Offsetting?

Carbon offsetting allows you to compensate for the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions you produce by reducing emissions somewhere else

How do carbon offsets work?

Carbon Emissions from Travel

Every time you travel, you generate carbon emissions throughout your trip from flying, lodging, transportation, and other activities. You can learn more about tourism’ carbon footprint here. 

Purchase Offsets

To compensate for your travel footprint, you can purchase carbon offset credits equivalent to the amount of emissions you were responsible for. We’ll invest your credits in certified carbon reduction projects.

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Carbon Reduction

Projects reduce carbon dioxide by capturing/storing existing CO2 or preventing new emissions from happening. For example, one project might establish a wind farm that generates clean energy, while another may plant trees that absorb carbon

Benefits for Nature and People

Projects may provide benefits that go beyond carbon reduction, such as protecting forests and the biodiversity within, or creating opportunities for communities to better their livelihoods and health.

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Calculate and offset the carbon footprint of your flights, car, and boat travel in seconds using our online carbon calculator!

Offset Your Carbon Footprint


Transform the climate impact of your travels. Click below to calculate and offset your carbon footprint online.

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Offset your emissions online, request a carbon footprint assessment, or develop a custom-tailored offset program. 

What will my carbon offset purchase support?

When you offset your carbon footprint through Sustainable Travel International, your dollars will be invested in third-party verified carbon offset projects that combat climate change. In addition to reducing emissions, these projects contribute to one or multiple of the following causes.

Bird in Trees

Forests & Biodiversity

Wind farm turbines

Clean & Efficient Energy

Mangrove blue carbon ecosystem

Coastal Blue Carbon

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Local Communities 

Our impact and experience

Sustainable Travel International connects individuals and businesses with carbon offset projects that are third-party verified for meeting rigorous criteria, ensuring that results are real and measurable and that projects provide community benefits and support biodiversity conservation.

Since 2007, we have helped individuals and companies offset over


metric tons of CO2e

which is equivalent to


tree seedlings grown for 10 years


cars not on the road for a year


gallons of gasoline not consumed


homes not using electricity for one year

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about carbon offsetting? Visit our FAQ page to learn more about how we calculate your footprint and offset your emissions.

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