The Third-Best Solution
for Carbon Neutral Air Travel

HERE IS THE PROBLEM: TRAVELING BY PLANE IS BAD FOR THE PLANET

HERE IS THE PROBLEM: TRAVELING BY PLANE IS BAD FOR THE PLANET

LIKE REALLY BAD

  • Aviation is responsible for around 4% of anthropogenic climate change
  • By the year 2050 its share in CO2 global emissions could grow to 15%
  • Much of these emissions are emitted in the upper atmosphere and have an even greater impact

LIKE REALLY BAD

  • Aviation is responsible for around 4% of anthropogenic climate change
  • By the year 2050 its share in CO2 global emissions could grow to 15%
  • Much of these emissions are emitted in the upper atmosphere and have an even greater impact
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For example, when you travel from London to New York and back...

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For example, when you travel from London to New York and back...

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...around 1700 kilograms of CO2 are emitted during that flight...

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...around 1700 kilograms of CO2 are emitted during that flight...

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It will take 70 trees ONE YEAR to neutralize that much CO2!

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It will take 70 trees ONE YEAR to neutralize that much CO2!

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THAT'S A LOT. SO WE FELT WE HAD TO COME WITH SOLUTION.

WE CALLED IT CARBONFREETRAVEL.

THAT'S A LOT. SO WE FELT WE HAD TO COME WITH SOLUTION.

WE CALLED IT CARBONFREETRAVEL.

CarbonFreeTravel is a mobile app that will allow users to neutralize CO2 emissions from their flights, with a few simple taps, by investing into independently-certified green energy projects around the world.

 

This would be the third best solution for carbon neutral air travel in the world.

But why are we only the third best solution
for carbon neutral air travel?

But why are we only the third best solution
for carbon neutral air travel?

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The absolutely best solution for carbon neutral air travel is not to take this flight. Consider taking a train, or having more of your meetings via Skype instead of face-to-face, or having a vacation closer to home.

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The second best solution for carbon neutral air travel would be environmentally friendly airplanes, powered by green electricity or hydrogen fuel. However, such technologies don’t exist yet in civil aviation.

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But if you absolutely have to travel by plane, and if you are traveling by a modern, environmentally-unfriendly aircraft, then using our free CarbonFreeTravel app would be the best solution for making your air travel carbon neutral.

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Ok, but how can a mere phone app make my flight carbon neutral?

Ok, but how can a mere phone app make my flight carbon neutral?

That's a good question. CarbonFreeTravel calculates CO2 emissions of your flight. It then offers you to invest a small sum (something around the price of a Starbucks coffee) into green energy projects in the developing countries: a solar farm in Western China, or a small hydroelectric plant in Indian Himalayas. These projects substitute dirty, fossil fuel-generated electricity with green, carbon neutral electricity. And that neutralizes (or, in a more technical parlance, offsets) your CO2 emissions. Your flight becomes fully carbon neutral!

 

To make this mind-boggling offset thing easier to understand, we have created the following cartoon. [We've spent $20 on it, and you can see every cent in the production quality. A better version is on its way.]

But how do you make sure that those green energy projects are actually high-quality ones?

But how do you make sure that those green energy projects are actually high-quality ones?

That's simple.

 

We have chosen to invest only in those green energy projects that have been certified by the two most respected standards in the industry: United Nations' CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) and WWF's (the organization with a cute panda on their logo) Gold Standard. We don't work with any other projects.

I forgot to tell you. I don't care about the environment. Global warming is a hoax!

I forgot to tell you. I don't care about the environment. Global warming is a hoax!

There are many good reasons to offset your flights even if you don't believe in the climate change. We've listed them in our FOR CLIMATE SKEPTICS section.

 

We have also answered some common questions in our FAQ section. If there are any questions left unanswered, or you have a better solution for carbon neutral air travel, please get in touch with us:)

 

MEET OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

Andrei Fiadotau

Andrei Fiadotau – Co-founder, CEO

Alex Kozhura

Alex Kozhura – Co-founder, CCO

Anna Baranouskaya-3

Anna Baranouskaya – Legal and management

Yaroslav Bekish II

Yaroslav Bekish – Fundraising and environmental expertise