We embrace our duty to work toward a healthier environment . We power our offices with solar energy. Our land vehicles use biofuel. We reduce, reuse and recycle. And we are proud that ALL OUR FLIGHTS are
ZERO CARBON

Since 2005, TourJet has offset over 25,000 tons of CO2.

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What are Carbon Offsets? Carbon offsets are the process of reducing a ton of carbon dioxide emissions in another location for the emissions you cause in either your home, office, commute, travel or other activities that use energy and cause emissions.

Carbon offsets enable anyone to reduce their climate footprint by supporting projects, typically energy efficiency, renewable energy, sequestration, biomass, etc. that reduce carbon dioxide emissions to offset one’s own climate footprint.

Carbon dioxide emissions are caused by the burning of fossil fuels: oil, coal and natural gas. Obviously, your car uses gasoline. But your house and office as well as the factory that produces your clothes or restaurants, movie theaters and other places we use every day use electricity and energy that generally comes from power plants that use fossil fuels. More than 50% of America’s electricity is derived from coal and virtually all our transportation needs are fueled by oil.

The typical American is responsible for 10 tons of CO2 emissions annually through their direct energy use of home, cars and air travel, and about 24 tons of CO2 including their purchases, activities and the other services we all share throughout the economy. By comparison, a Gulf Stream III business jet (10-12 passenger) from New York to Los Angeles will emit around 31 tons of CO2 during the 6 hour flight. Obviously this is much much more CO2 than the typical American emits.

While most people can reduce their climate footprints by using energy more efficiently and buying cars that get better gas mileage, cost-efficiently reducing it to zero through individual actions within your four walls is nearly impossible. Carbon offsets are a cost effective way to reduce the remainder of one’s climate footprint.

Why offset your Carbon? Carbon dioxide emissions globally are causing the Earth’s climate to change and warm, which will have catastrophic results if we do not act to reduce them. And until there are clean jet fuels available for commerical use - doing something, ANYTHING, to make things better is absolutely essential. Carbon dioxide emissions are about 60% higher than they were before the industrial revolution and at their highest levels in recorded history, covering over 400,000 years.

And the effects of climate change can be seen now. Temperatures are already increasing, glaciers are receding at unprecedented speeds, whole chunks of the Antarctic ice shelf are breaking off, warmer seasons are becoming longer, and greater numbers of severe storms are causing more and more damage.

Offsetting your carbon (or climate) footprint allows you to become part of the solution to climate change by supporting the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions equal to your carbon footprint.

Carbon offsets are also generally more cost effective and practical than measures an individual might consider. For instance, it is more cost effective and better for the environment to build a 100MW wind energy farm in North Dakota than a 5KW wind mill in your backyard.

Carbon dioxide emissions are also a global problem and do not have a localized effect like sulfur dioxide emissions, which cause acid rain around the areas they are emitted. So reducing a ton of CO2 in Brazil or North Dakota has the same climate change benefit as doing so in your backyard. Also, one technology is not inherently better than another, wind is not better than solar, renewables are not better than energy efficiency.

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