Carbon-neutral Road Trip

When I wrote about road trip recycling and other things last week, I forgot to mention that I finally purchased some carbon offsets for my vehicle. We’ve made major efforts to green up our summer traveling (recycling, cruise control, slower speeds, tire pressure, filling up at night, etc.), so offsetting our vehicle’s carbon emissions was a natural next step. If you aren’t sure what carbon offsets are, you can learn more here.

There’s a ton of information out there on carbon offset providers – enough to make your head spin. I went with CarbonFund.org because they are a nonprofit, they fund amazing projects, and they gave me the option choose where my money would go (I put it all into renewable energy projects.) To offset my vehicle, it cost about $50. So now I feel a little better about things until I can purchase a hybrid, and my summer road tripping got a little greener.

If you’re interested in going carbon-free, here are a few vendors:



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