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 vehicles – no matter how sustainable your travel habits are, certain carbon emissions are unavoidable. That’s where carbon offsetting comes in.
Use our online carbon calculator to calculate and offset emissions from flights, vehicles, and boat travel.
Offset by Amount
Already know how much carbon you want to offset? Purchase carbon offsets by metric ton or dollar amount.
Explore our carbon offset solutions for tours, hotel stays, corporate travel, events, and other business activities.
What is Carbon Offsetting?
Carbon offsetting allows you to compensate for the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions you produce by reducing or removing 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’s carbon footprint here.
Purchase Carbon Offsets
To compensate for your travel footprint, you can purchase carbon offsets equivalent to the amount of CO2 you were responsible for. We’ll invest your dollars in a diverse portfolio of verified climate projects.
Projects reduce carbon by capturing 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.
What will my carbon offset purchase support?
When you offset with Sustainable Travel International, we stretch your impact by distributing each dollar across our Climate Impact Portfolio. This includes a mix of forestry, energy, blue/teal carbon, and innovative tech projects. We carefully select every carbon offset project we include in our portfolio, ensuring they comply not only with the most rigorous standards for carbon offsetting but pass our own due diligence test. In addition to fighting climate change, we seek out projects that deliver social and environmental benefits beyond CO2 reductions and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Forests & Biodiversity
Clean & Efficient Energy
Blue & Teal Carbon
Innovative Climate Tech
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about carbon offsetting? Visit our FAQ page to learn more about how we calculate your footprint and what your offset purchase will support.
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