#carbon offsets
Sustainability Pledges Take Flight in Airline Sector

Sustainability Pledges Take Flight in Airline Sector

Delta Airlines (the world’s largest airline) and jetBlue have recently made big commitments to lower their carbon footprint, with Delta last week pledging to become “carbon neutral,” by 2030 and plan to invest $1 billion in achieving the goal, while JetBlue announced in January that it will be the first U.S. airline to pledge to offset all domestic flights beginning in July and United Airlines had previously committed $40 million to sustainable aviation development. 

Why This Matters:  If governments won’t force emissions to come down through regulation, then the fact that businesses are willing to make these pledges is even more significant.

Continue Reading 636 words
Green Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Green Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Hey #FriendsOfThePlanet, if you’ve been reading the email all week then you will have seen our picks for meaningful green gifts for you and your loved ones. We’ve compiled all of our recs into this handy guide and hope that if you’re looking for gifts, that you love all of these items and experiences as […]

Continue Reading 1431 words
Holiday Gift Guide:  Give the Gift of Carbon Offsets

Holiday Gift Guide: Give the Gift of Carbon Offsets

This year, that climate guilt in the form of “flight shaming” set in.  Many people started thinking hard about their own carbon footprints after climate activist Greta Thunberg made headlines by sailing to the large UN climate meetings in a solar-powered boat rather than flying to them and by taking trains to events around Europe.  […]

Continue Reading 475 words

Want the planet in your inbox?

Stay in the know, empower yourself to be a #FriendOfThePlanet, sign up to receive ODP in your inbox each morning!

One British Royals Thing: Prince Harry’s Sustainable Travel Initiative

One British Royals Thing: Prince Harry’s Sustainable Travel Initiative

After catching much grief for flying on private jets to various events in the past month, Britain’s Prince Harry announced on Tuesday a long term initiative in partnership with some of the major players in the travel and tourism industry — Booking.com; TripAdvisor; Visa; China’s largest travel company, Ctrip; and the Ctrip-owned fare aggregator Skyscanner.  […]

Continue Reading 180 words
Talking Renewable Energy with Cloverly Co-Founder Dave Folk

Talking Renewable Energy with Cloverly Co-Founder Dave Folk

Dave Folk is the co-founder of a company called Cloverly which calculates the carbon impact of common internet activities — like e-commerce shipments, rideshare, and on-demand deliveries — and then purchases carbon offsets to make those activities carbon neutral. Cloverly shows the buyer, in real time, the source of the offset and through its algorithm […]

Continue Reading 409 words