At the height of the worldwide shutdown in early 2020, carbon emissions fell by 17 p.c in contrast to an identical interval in 2019, in accordance to the World Meteorological Organization. That lower was a silver lining to the convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate disaster and, on the identical time, a name to arms to intensify present removing of carbon from our environment.
As vacationers look towards put up-vaccination flights and journeys, Impact Travel Alliance (ITA), a nonprofit targeted on sustainable tourism, is teaming with Tomorrow’s Air, the world’s first carbon removing collective for journey incubated by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, to provide vacationers an opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint and clear carbon dioxide from the environment by way of a month-to-month subscription-based mostly carbon storage program beginning as little as $10.
“Through this partnership, we can create and share carbon removal efforts as well as sustainable travel inspiration and education with travelers worldwide,” mentioned Christina Beckmann, Tomorrow’s Air co-founder. “ITA’s extensive network of conscious travelers is the perfect fit for our mission.”
The partnership will formally launch Thursday, Feb. 25, with “Tomorrow’s Air Convene: Climate Clever Travel,” a web based occasion bringing collectively climate-conscious vacationers and sustainable manufacturers for studying, connection and motion.
ITA will host a subsequent on-line occasion aimed toward media, “Framing Climate Crisis Stories & Solutions in Travel” on Tuesday, March 16, in addition to a traveler-going through occasion “The Truth Behind Carbon Offsets,” on Thursday, April 1, presenting the primary official alternative to join Tomorrow’s Air carbon removing program. Tomorrow’s Air subscribers help carbon removing by way of direct air seize. The captured carbon dioxide is then saved completely underground.
This occasion may also function a launch level for ITA’s second group problem of the yr – eradicating carbon from the earth’s environment by buying a Tomorrow’s Air subscription all through April. The organizations will monitor how a lot carbon is faraway from the Earth’s environment based mostly on what number of vacationers take part in ITA’s problem, and ITA will share the quantity with its group.
“There isn’t a silver bullet for fixing the climate crisis, and that means we’re going to have to identify solutions from many different angles,” mentioned ITA Founder and Executive Director Kelley Louise. “As travelers, the first step is making sure our experiences are as eco-friendly as possible. From there, travelers can advocate for a greener industry in a multitude of different ways, including voting with our dollars by supporting eco-friendly brands, offsetting our carbon or permanently removing it from the atmosphere, etc. I like to think of these solutions as different pieces of a bigger puzzle – first and foremost, we need to minimize our carbon footprint, and then we need to get really proactive about both nature and tech-based solutions in order to save our earth.”
About Impact Travel Alliance
A 501(c)3 nonprofit and international group, we goal to enhance the world via enterprise and leisure journey. We do that via efforts to mainstream sustainable tourism.
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