Reduce what you can, and offset what you can’t! Detour offsets the carbon footprint of our office operations with carbonfund.org:
Taking a trip has some negative environmental impacts, including the carbon emissions of your airplane travel. These emissions are greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. Although staying home is an option, we encourage you to minimize your carbon emissions in other aspects of your life, make sure you are a sustainable traveler by choosing a sustainable trip, and then behave responsibly on your trip. Take fewer and longer trips, and try to get direct flights with fewer stops. Finally, purchase carbon credits to offset the emissions of your flights and trips from carbonfund.org. Click here, carbonfund.org, to go to carbonfund.org’s online calculators where you can calculate your carbon emissions and purchase offsets.
Carbonfund.org, the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organization, is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make carbon offsets and climate protection easy, affordable and a normal way of life for every individual and business. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in one location, where it is cost effective, to offset the emissions they are responsible for in their normal activities, like home, office, driving or air travel emissions. For instance, a clean, zero CO2 wind farm can offset the carbon dioxide produced by a coal-fired power plant. By supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects Carbonfund.org will retire an equivalent amount of carbon offsets. The financial support from these offsets will then help to continue the development of clean, renewable domestic sources of energy.