6.20.08 eTurboNews

6.20.08 eTurboNews

Can you offset your carbon footprint?

Everything that we do leaves a carbon footprint on this earth, whether taking a flight to a beachside resort, washing your clothes, lighting your home, or enjoying a Sunday drive. As reports of the growing climate issue worldwide increase, the necessity to react to preserve our planet earth becomes ever more essential. The question becomes, can we offset our carbon footprint? The answer is yes, but our daily decisions and counteractions need to be part of the process to preserve a global environment which allows us to continue to thrive.

Reduce My Footprint,, was created late in 2007 as a carbon reduction program set up by ABTA, The Travel Association, with the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). Reduce My Footprint, a U.K. based non-for- profit organization, aims to deliver carbon reduction for individuals and companies through its informational website and seminars on how to reduce carbon emissions.

Additionally, on users have the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions by purchasing CO2 reductions. With the monies received through such purchases, Reduce My Footprint funds projects around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in places such as India, South Africa, Brazil, Cyprus, Kenya, The Gambia, Tobago, Sri Lanka, Yucatan, and others.

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