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Delta Airlines Now Offering Carbon Offsets

April 19, 2007 08:20 AM

In an email from their SkyMiles program, they write:

Hello Mr. [NBS],

In a partnership with The Conservation Fund, we are the first U.S. airline to implement a voluntary carbon offset program — and we'd love to have you "onboard."

It's simple. Beginning June 1, 2007, you will be able to add a small donation to fund the planting of trees in sustainable managed forests around the globe when you book your ticket at These trees will help off-set carbon emissions by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting it to oxygen as part of their natural processes.

Why not just make a charitable contribution directly to a tree hugging progam, if that is your wont?  All Delta is doing is adding a middle man.  And where's the information that shows just how much your donation needs to be to "offset" a trip somewhere?


Hmm, wonder why I didn't get this email from them? I guess they know better than to litter in my inbox with this rubbish.

Jackie Danicki   ·  April 19, 2007 01:05 PM