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It’s even easier than ever to jet set across the world, but what’s the real cost of your travels to the environment?
Did you know a return flight from London to New York releases a tonne of CO2 into our skies for every passenger on board? This invisible extra baggage is one of the main greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Everyday actions, like driving to work or heating our homes, also release significant amounts of carbon.
But curbing our carbon footprint is not emission impossible. With the help of a tree or two, you can reduce your impact on the environment.
Avoid and reduce
We can all do our bit to tackle CO2 emissions. Why not join a car share scheme at work, give public transport a go or turn down the heating? Recycle as much as possible and always turn the lights off when you leave a room.
Boost our environment’s natural carbon absorbing abilities by planting trees. Trees are nature's lungs. Every one planted will absorb carbon, locking it away and keeping it out of our atmosphere. The more trees you plant, the more carbon will be absorbed.
Donate to mitigate
By making a donation, you can plant enough trees to mitigate your carbon emissions. Just £25 could plant 25 square metres of woodland – enough to store 1 tonne of carbon, the equivalent of a return flight to New York.
Reduce your carbon footprint
a monthMitigates approximately 0.4 tonnes of carbon per month.
5a monthMitigates approximately 0.2 tonnes of carbon per month.
3a monthMitigates approximately 0.12 tonnes of carbon per month.
- £ 40 Mitigates the equivalent of a return flight to Bangkok.
- £ 25 Mitigates the equivalent of a return flight to New York.
- £ 10 Mitigates the equivalent of a return flight to Istanbul.