Savvy Elephant News — Carbon Offsets

Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel the Key to Airlines Reducing Carbon Emissions?

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Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel the Key to Airlines Reducing Carbon Emissions?

The business traveler is a huge contributor to global carbon emissions and the bread and butter of the airline industry.  As corporations look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint the SAF Certificate was born, enabling corporations and business travelers to buy carbon neutral flights which in turn give the airlines money to buy SAF fuel. The reduced carbon emissions is measured for accountability and transparency.

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Ecotourism: Costa Rica "Pura Vida" is in their DNA

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Ecotourism: Costa Rica "Pura Vida" is in their DNA

Pura Vida, translating into Pure Life is a well know saying in the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica. To live in peace and respect nature has made Costa Rica one of the top destinations for ecotourism with protected cloud forests, rainforests, wetlands and coastal marine areas. Costa Rica welcomes nearly 3 million tourists every year, generating about $4 billion in revenue which equates to roughly 8% GDP.  Click to view pictures from a recent trip.

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Celebrate Earth Month: Go Carbon Neutral

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Celebrate Earth Month: Go Carbon Neutral

Earth Day was April 22nd and to wrap up the month we have an exciting announcement, but first let's re-examine carbon emissions, offsets and social responsibility.  

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Smart Everything Increases Demand for Renewal Energy

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Smart Everything Increases Demand for Renewal Energy

The domino effect of smart technology, data and renewable energy...

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Carbon Part Three - Carbon Neutral, Carbon Negative and Climate Positive. All steps in the right direction.

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Carbon Part Three - Carbon Neutral, Carbon Negative and Climate Positive. All steps in the right direction.

In case you missed it. Carbon part one defined carbon emissions and revealed how the term carbon footprint was an attempt to manipulate the public and shift responsibility away from big industries. Carbon part two touched on the business of carbon offsets and the complexities related reforestation and other offset programs.  This week we look into the next layer of social responsibility with terms Carbon Neutral, Carbon Negative and Climate Positive. Carbon neutral is defined as having no net addition of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and is often achieved with carbon offsets that counter balance emissions. To be fair this is no simple task....

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