What is carbon offsetting?
Everyday human activity associated with our households, vacations, Ubers, and eating habits all contribute to unnecessary emissions of greenhouse gasses. These gasses, particularly Carbon Dioxide, are contributing to climate change and negatively impacting our world, and threatening our security. The oil, gas, and coal companies do share some of the blame here. However, it is our lifestyles, and consumer demand that these companies are satisfying.
Each of us need to take responsibility for our individual impacts. As someone who loves to travel, I’m aware that tourism, and particularly air travel, are some of the worst green house gas offenders. I also take several Ubers, eat lots of meat, wear fast fashion and am not always prudent with the heating and cooling of my apartment.
To address a portion of my individual impact I am committing to:
- Offsetting my residual carbon emissions by contributing to conservation efforts that secure the eventual absorption of my carbon dioxide emissions or eliminate the future release of emissions from another source.
- Going meat-less one day a week. Eating less meat by going meatless one day a week can contribute to efforts to reduce methane and carbon dioxide emissions.
- Reduce my carbon footprint by being cognizant of the decisions I’m making.
January Carbon Offsets
|Flight EWR to FLL and FLL to EWR||0.54||JetBlue|
|101.76 Uber Miles||0.05||– 0.05|
February Carbon Offsets
|Flight JFK to FLL and FLL to JFK||0.55||JetBlue|