Calculate and reduce your flight's carbon footprint

Calculating your footprint

How we calculate the carbon footprint of a flight

First we calculate the distance between the two airports to give us the amount of kerosene the plane needs for the journey.

Next we add an extra 1.1 tons of kerosene to account for take off, landing and taxiing to and from the runway.

3.1kg of CO2 is created for every 1kg of fuel used. So we multiply the fuel mass above by 3.1 to estimate the CO2 emitted.

Finally we divide this amount by the average number of passengers for that type of flight to work out your personal contribution.

First things first

Tips for reducing your flight-related emissions

There are lots of ways to travel that don't involve a car! And when you do need to get behind the wheel, a few small changes can make a big difference.

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Fly economy

Did you know that business & first-class flights generate more carbon emissions?

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Pack light

This can really reduce flight emissions! Less weight in the plane means less fuel.

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Eat local

You've flown in but your food doesn't have to! Explore local veggie delicacies.

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Stay sustainable

Make your accommodation when you get there a lovely, eco-friendly place.

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Transit green

Explore wonders closer to home. There are adventures just around the corner!

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Fly closer

Explore wonders closer to home. There are adventures just around the corner!

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Fly direct

All that up & down and in & out of airports consumes more fuel than direct travel.

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Don't fly

Take a month to travel there by camel. Kidding. But could you get there another way?

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Fly newest

If you can, pick an airline that's invested in newer, more fuel-efficient planes.

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Drop domestic

Take off and landing guzzle fuel, so domestic flights have high emissions per km.

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Tell everyone

Shout about your decision to reduce flight emissions. Others will be encouraged to do it too!

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Video meetings

Video meetings are the new normal! Take that meeting without going anywhere.

Beyond offsetting

How to earn a clean conscience

Offsetting is such a problematic term. At EcoTree, we aim to help people practically and financially towards a greener future. Individually, we'll never be able to completely offset or remove our footprint on the planet. We can't buy our way out of positive action going forward. But together, we can make a cleaner step in the right direction.

Reducing our carbon footprint is essential in the fight against global warming. We know that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by our activities are partly responsible for climate change. Calculating theCO2 emissions of your car can be interesting. Cars are still the main source ofCO2 emissions for the French. On average, cars produce 0.259 kg ofCO2 per km, which is an average of 2 tonnes ofCO2 per year per person. The emission factor of a diesel engine is higher than that of a petrol engine. However, as diesel cars use less fuel, the GHG output of a diesel car is not higher than that of a petrol car. However, diesel cars do emit fine particles when burning diesel fuel. However, a car running on diesel produces 20% lessCO2 than a car running on petrol. Pollution from electric cars is generated in a different way. An electric car emits much less GHG than a combustion engine car, but 75% of its ecological footprint is due to its manufacturing process. It is the design of the lithium batteries that generates the largest share of CO2 emissions. This is why we are not proposing carbon offsetting for individuals, but to raise awareness of the daily impact of using one's vehicle. The aim is to limit the use of one's own vehicle and to adopt eco-driving when this is the only option. Saving the planet is everyone's business and the result of small daily actions.

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Owning trees in our forests to reduce your footprint

The first thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint is reduce emissions. Here's why owning one of our trees should be the next thing...

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Biodiversity is at the heart of our forestry. By becoming a tree owner, you're preserving the forest home of many vital plants and animals.

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