Climate Impact


Travel & Tourism (T&T) is responsible for carbon emissions – but you can take action.

 

8%

T&T’s contribution to global carbon emissions 2009 – 2013 (1)

12%

T&T’s estimated contribution to global emissions by 2025 (2)

49%

T&T emissions caused by transportation (mostly flights) (3)

22%

T&T’s transport emissions as a % of all transport emissions (4)

 

“REP” your Planet!


This topic can feel complex. Let us help you make informed decisions.

Reduce

  • Travel less frequently
  • Visit places closer to home
  • Stay in your destination for longer
  • Plan your route responsibly (trains, direct flights)

Estimate

  • There are tons of calculators to choose from
  • Each tool will give you a different answer
  • Don’t worry about getting it perfect!
  • Any estimation is better than none

Purchase

  • Understand your options (offsets, removals)
  • Do what you can afford
  • Factor this into your overall trip cost
  • Know where your money is going

 

Are you a Climate Impact company focused on helping conscientious travelers “REP” our planet?

Apply to be Included Below

Established Organizations Fighting Climate Change


 

Cool Effect 

What it does: As featured in National Geographic, Cool Effect discovers, authenticates, and selects the best global carbon reduction projects for you.

Why we love it: When you offset your travel carbon impact by donating money to Cool Effect, over 90% of your donation goes directly to scientifically validated projects.

501(c)3 (Tax deductible in the USA)


Jet-Set Offset

 

Jet-Set Offset

What it does: Jet-Set Offset helps you automatically donate one cent per mile to environmental non-profits fighting climate change.

Why we love it: Their sleek site is delightfully clean and easy to use. They’re committed to sustainability & transparency (just like us!), and we especially appreciate being able to choose where our donations go.

501(c)3 (Tax deductible in the USA)


 

Atmostfair

What it does: Atmosfair is a German non-profit company that targets transitioning to renewable energy and helping reduce poverty. 

Why we love it: It’s simple to calculate your CO2 flight impact, and donations to offset carbon impact go toward clean energy projects in developing countries that support local communities. Bonus: you can even gift CO2 certificates!

gGmbH (Tax deductible in Germany)

Innovative Startups Fighting Climate Change

Meet the next generation of innovators who are combating climate challenges.

Klima

What it does: Klima calculates your carbon impact over your whole life (so it’s not only focused on travel) and helps you completely offset it by suggesting science-backed projects to contribute to.

Why we love it: Although it’s still in beta testing and has a waitlist to join, we love Klima already because it will let you track the impact of your carbon offsets in real-time. Plus, they’ll give you personalized tips for reducing your impact once you’re a member.

GmbH (Not tax deductible)

Nori

What it does: With Nori, you can offset Co2 emissions from flights, and you can also offset personal or business carbon emissions. When you donate, you’re actually buying carbon from farmers who have already removed it from the atmosphere.

Why we love it: In this innovative and super transparent model, Nori helps farmers get paid for removing carbon and storing it in their soil. Using blockchain technology, everything is verified and certified from start to finish.

LLC (Not tax deductible)

vojo

What it does: vojo is a planning platform for conscientious travelers to get from point A to B with the lowest carbon impact. Think Rome2Rio – but sustainable, and with no flight options.

Why we love it: This inspiring startup wants to be your climate-friendly travel buddy by helping you avoid air travel. Only in Europe for now, we’re hoping they expand globally soon!

Haftungsbeschränkt (Not tax deductible)

We’re always looking to add or improve this list. Want to recommend a great resource?

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Sources 

We provide information based on research & data. 

(1) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0141-x

(2) https://www.carbonbrief.org/tourism-responsible-for-8-of-global-greenhouse-gas-emissions-study-finds

(3) https://sustainabletravel.org/issues/carbon-footprint-tourism/

(4) https://www.unwto.org/news/tourisms-carbon-emissions-measured-in-landmark-report-launched-at-cop25