As many of you know, Delta offers you the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions of your travel through our partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Many of you have participated in this program so we want to take this opportunity to share an update! This year those of you booking tickets on delta.com during April contributed a record $14,244 towards TNC’s carbon offset efforts in the Lower Mississippi River Valley, plus an additional $3,935 in direct donations. And once again, we were excited to match your contributions in celebration of Earth Day. In total, this is the equivalent of offsetting the carbon emissions on all of Delta’s flights from Boston to Orlando during that month.
Plus, offsets are not only available around Earth Day, but all year long! After purchasing a ticket, you can select “Learn More” under “A Greener Way to Fly” at the bottom of the ticket confirmation page to donate offsets for your trip. Thanks to the generosity of our customers and your concern for the environment, more than $60,000 has been raised so far this year to fund TNC’s carbon offset program. With your help, we’re well on our way to beating last year’s record of $79,000.
Here’s a breakdown of the 2011 TNC donations in honor of Earth Day:
Customer CO2 Offsets – $14,244
Customer Donations to TNC – $3,935
Delta’s Matching Donation – $18,179
Grand Total – $36,358
Also, take a look at our recently released 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report at delta.com/responsibility, where you can learn more about how offsets fit into Delta’s larger environmental commitment.
Thank you once again to all customers who have contributed to the offset program. We are looking for ways to make offsetting easier to fund and more diverse. What ideas do you have to improve the program further?
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