It's planted 1,031,000 trees or 169,187 tonnes of emissions
Trees4Travel and partners hit target of 1M trees
Emissions calculator and measuring tool Trees4Travel has announced it has planted 1,031,000 trees on behalf of its partners.
This is the equivalent of 169,187 tonnes of emissions, which is also backed up with certified United Nations renewable energy project investments.
It covers travelling 6,747,461,858kms by train, flying 988,146,494kms economy (557,614,207 kms business class) or driving 1,005,574,122kms by car.
One million trees covers up to 644.38 hectares or 1,591.61 football pitches.
Trees4Travel, Trees4Events and their latest initiative ZEERO, which won the A World for Travel Economic Advancement Award, provides the travel industry with the tools to measure, educate and reduce emissions as well as compensation of emissions.
Newly launched ZEERO is part of Trees4Travel’s wider climate strategy.
The industry joint venture sustainability fund is an initiative that will allow ownership and voting by its industry partners.
It focuses on projects that look at solving the root cause of the climate crisis, by investing in alternative sources of energy such as biofuels from micro sea algae farms and travel related renewable energy projects.
It provides travel companies the opportunity to collaborate and make climate contributions to scale up crucial energy solutions for our industry that are good for "planet, people, and their balance sheets".
Trees4Travel predict that if every travel company, together with their emission reduction plans, had also made a climate contribution of one tree for every traveller, the collective positive impact could already have been enormous.
In 2023, 975 million trees could have been planted in reforestation projects supporting biodiversity and indigenous communities with an estimated potential draw down of 159,997,500 tonnes of carbon emissions.