Would you pay say $20 more to make your flight carbon neutral?

July 18, 2008 12:41am CST
I was in an interesting discussion today with someone who works in a carbon trading company-come-consultancy. Apparently expedia, one of the UK online travel agencies, has introduced an option for people who buy their tickets online to reduce their carbon footprint by purchasing carbon credits such that their portion of the flight is made carbon neutral. this decision and payment is routed to the carbon trading company, which then issues a carbon neutral certificate to the traveller. what the company then does with the money, is to channel it into various green projects, such as wind turbines in India, or recycling methane in China. Such projects reduce the amount of carbon that would otherwise have been used in these other parts of the world. the money goes into building wind turbines, or solar panels, that the people in these countries would otherwise not be able to afford to build. I found this quite an interesting concept, and a good way for each person to contribute in a small way to making the environment more 'green'. Would you participate if you had a chance?
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
20 Jul 08
It seems a great idea, but now with everything increasing in their prices too, and if all can particate in this, it will be great ^_^ hehe =D At least who knows that all this efforts might bring alot more benefits to other countries as well as mother earth ^_^
@jillhill (37370)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Yes....we have to be more careful about what we are doing so that future generations have a safe and beautiful place to live.....I want it for my children and grandkids!
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@BYOLA2871 (4371)
• South Africa
18 Jul 08
well i think its a laudable project as it will help us to make our enviroment safe and even give us better air to breathe i believe i will be interested in such a venture and will gladly join in
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
18 Jul 08
Certainly. I would participate. It's an interesting concept and I wish more such initiatives are brought about to get more money pumped into green projects wherever they are in the world. Thanks for sharing this information, its been very informative.
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