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 delta.com. 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?