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Off to DC

Posted on: July 13, 2006

We’re off to DC for a couple of days to meet up with some cousins visiting from Israel and to see a bunch of our favorite DC-based siblings and friends. If you’re around and want to meet up, you know how to reach me! (And yes, we know its going to be hot and humid…)

S pointed out that Terrapass lets you offset your carbon usage from flying (he just got his car sticker too). So for our flights, it reports that “You’ve calculated a set of flights that cover 9,748 miles, creating 3,946 pounds of CO2 emissions. The TerraPass Intercontinental offsets 7,500 lbs of CO2 emissions, so that you can fly carbon balanced.”

According to the site:

Planes use a lot of fuel. A cross-country flight burns more than 100 gallons of fuel per passenger. Airline travel already creates a significant proportion of the world’s global warming pollution, and it’s growing faster than any other single source.

The best way to reduce those emissions is to cut back on unnecessary trips, or to use more fuel-efficient transportation for short trips. But when you have to fly, you can use a Flight TerraPass to balance out your impact.

So I paypalled them my $30 to cover the two of us.

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