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Millions of people are heading to Washington, D.C. this weekend to join in on all the festivities surrounding the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and while we can't do anything about the crowds, we hope to make it easier for you to lessen your impact on the environment with all the travel and excitement.
According to Native Energy:
“Carbon offsets are a mechanism to accommodate the fact that for now, there are practical limits to how much each of us can reduce our own energy use...Basically, carbon offsetting involves helping someone to do something that they wouldn't otherwise have done, that results in less CO2 emissions than would have happened had you not helped them to do it.”
Therefore, flying from Los Angeles, CA to Washington D.C. would result in approximately 1.8 tons of CO2 from flying…yikes! To offset that travel it would cost $28. That money would then to help build up market demand for more offset projects or help ongoing projects that already exist.
Whether or not you'll be in D.C. for the Inauguration, join us in setting an example for a new, greener beginning, by offsetting our carbon emissions over the next week.