Offset your travel
Travel is inevitable over the holidays, but all those carbon emissions from planes and cars can add up quickly. Make sustainable choices, like carpooling or using public transportation whenever you can. And if you’re flying to see family, you can offset your travel by contributing to a project with Cool Effect, a nonprofit organization working to reduce the carbon pollution that causes climate change. You can calculate the carbon emissions of your flight by hours in the air and donate the corresponding affordable amount. For example, the average passenger flying round-trip economy from New York, NY, to San Francisco, CA, generates nearly one tonne of carbon dioxide, and that can be offset for about six dollars.