Monday, September 21, 2009

carbon offset kiosk in SFO

The SFO airport and 3Degrees have teamed up to put kiosks in the airport that will allow passengers to offset the emissions that result from their travel. I am very curious to see how this program goes. I wonder if the average passenger will be interested in (or understand) this service. A metric tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent appears to run about $12.25 according to the article - which here is a one-way trip between SFO and Boston. What does this buy you might ask?

"Climate Passport contributions fund the Garcia River Forest, a reforestation project in Mendocino County where redwood and Douglas fir trees are being added to a forest that had been heavily logged. They also go to the SFCarbon Fund, which is steering the money to Dogpatch Biofuels, a bio-diesel fueling station in southeastern San Francisco." - SF Gate

Would you considering offsetting your personal travel? Why or why not?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails