Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Make your trip to Japan carbon neutral!

Did you know that Japan Airlines offers a carbon offset program for passengers to voluntarily offset the CO2 gases generated by their flights?

The program is run through Recycle One, the Japanese agency of the CarbonNeutral Company.

Passengers visit Recycle One’s site via a link on the JAL website. There, they use the C02 emissions calculator to find the total estimated amount of CO2 emitted from their journey based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) formula which includes distance of travel, aircraft type, fuel burn, passenger load factors, and passenger to cargo ratios.

By buying credits to offset 50%, 100%, or alternatively, as much as is possible for a fixed price of 1,000 Japanese yen (about $12 US dollars), passengers are supporting one of the ten sustainable development projects JAL offers, most of which involve wind power generation.

Offset your JAL flight now at