a bird and a bottle

Hey Students! Traveling for Spring Break?
March 7, 2007, 8:53 am
Filed under: activism, go green, me

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Spring break is coming up for all of you readers who are students or parents of students. If your plans include travel by air, car, train, whatever, why not offset your carbon? By offsetting your carbon, you can reduce the environmental impact of your travel. Planes are particularly huge polluters — the Carbon Fund reports that a round-trip flight from New York to L.A. unloads over 2,000 lbs (that’s a ton. Literally.) of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

When you offset your travel — which you can do through the Carbon Fund — you help support renewable energy, reforestation initiatives, and other programs that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air and therefore help slow global warming.

I just offset the trip I’ll be taking next week (more on that later).

A small tax-deductible dent in your wallet, a big difference in your air.


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yes! and the easiest way to offset your travel….

stop eating meat. for real, the UN agrees:

Comment by maxwell

I have to say re: the vegetarian as environmentalist thing. I (a sometime meat eater) went out for a burger the other night to BLT Burger. The burger was good but the waitstaff uniforms really irked me. The t-shirts said: Eat Burgers, Stop Global Warming. I get that it was tongue in cheek and all…but I wasn’t laughing.

Comment by bean

Hmmm. and then there’s this: http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2007/03/08/indulging_in_carbon.php

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