Together We Can Help Protect Our Planet

Every little bit counts when helping the environment. That’s why American Airlines is proud to partner with the nonprofit Cool Effect to help you offset the carbon emissions of your flight.

When you buy a carbon offset through Cool Effect, you’re supporting high-quality, verified carbon reduction projects that help protect and conserve our planet’s resources. As an airline, we recognize that connecting you with the world has an impact on the environment, and carbon offsetting is one element of our strategy for reducing that impact.

Our purpose is to take care of people on life’s journey each and every day. We also take pride in doing our part to take care of our environment — and we value your commitment to joining our efforts.

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Where Does The Money Go?

Any carbon offset you purchase will be divided between these projects:

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

In rural Mexico, the community has come together to save the forests and their future by turning forest destruction into forest regeneration.


For Peat's Sake

Reducing over 7.5 mm tonnes of CO₂ each year by protecting and restoring 157,000 hectares of peat swamp and creating local jobs.


Mirador Clean Cookstoves

Working with local families across rural Honduras, building improved cookstoves that use just half the amount of wood of a traditional one. When wood use is cut by nearly half, so are CO₂ emissions.

More than 90% of each dollar you donate goes directly to helping our projects, with a small fee of only 9.87% to help us cover payment processing, research and scientific documentation, and possible registration fees.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • 1.5% Research Fee
  • 2–4% Payment Processing Fee
  • Registry Fee (where applicable)
  • Remainder for Cool Effect Administration Fee

Who is Cool Effect?

Cool Effect is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We work with the world’s best carbon-reducing projects, giving people an easy way to effectively fight climate change. Combining science and pricing transparency, our approach allows individuals to verifiably reduce carbon emissions and help transform communities around the world.