As part of our efforts to address climate change, Delta announced the relaunch of its CO2 offset program this past Earth Day in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). To help celebrate the event, we announced that the program would match all customer contributions made from Earth Day (April 22) through May 22, up to $25,000. Thanks to $27,000 contributed by you, our customers, together we gave over $52,000 to The Nature Conservancy to support their carbon sequestration efforts in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.
Here’s a breakdown of the proceeds:
Customer Donations to TNC – $15,928
Customer CO2 Offsets – $11,374
Delta’s Matching Donation – $25,000
Grand Total – $52,302
How much of an impact will this have? 2,600 tons of CO2 were directly offset by the over 800 trees planted, which is the equivalent of eight 747 flights from Tokyo to Los Angeles.
The great news is that offsetting like this is becoming much more common. Since the relaunch of our program, there has been three times as much CO2 offset versus the same three months last year! Starting this month, you’ll also see the following slide on Delta’s in-flight entertainment system before takeoff to encourage even more participation in our carbon offset program.
Remember, you can offset your travel after booking your next flight on delta.com by selecting “Learn More” under “A Greener Way to Fly” at the bottom of your confirmation page. Have you offset your emissions lately? We’d love to hear about other ways you’re reducing your carbon footprint. Please leave a comment or tweet us @Deltablog.
Program Manager, Carbon Emissions and Environmental Sustainability