A number of air carriers including Alaska Airlines are offering carbon offsets to its passengers. These offsets can be purchased by customers and vary in price due to the distance traveled.
In theory, by investing money in projects that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, passengers can reduce their carbon footprint.
Todd Myers is an Environmentalist for the Washington Policy Center in Seattle. He sat down with us to explain how programs like these works and why he it’s an effective way to reduce our impact on the planet.