Delta Is Giving Passengers A Way To Offset The Environmental Impact of Their Flight

Travel can be an incredible experience that helps to broaden your horizons and fuel your imagination. But sadly, traveling by boat, car, or plane also releases pollution into the atmosphere.

In honor of Earth Day, Delta has created a new way for passengers on all its flights to give back to the environment and offset the damage their trip has done.

Delta’s new Carbon Calculator allows passengers to plug in information about their flight such as how many people are in their party, their departure airport, and their destination. The tool will then reveal the carbon emissions produced by that trip and offer passengers the chance to donate to The Nature Conservancy.

The amount of the suggested donation will correspond to the estimated impact of the trip. For example, a donation of $10 will help offset about 0.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Though it’s always better to try to minimize the impact your travels have on the environment by choosing green transportation whenever possible, this tool is definitely a step in the right direction.