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TRAVELSAVERS CANADA partners with Trees4Travel to offset carbon emissions

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  •   07-14-2023  10:40 am
  •   Pax Global Media

TRAVELSAVERS CANADA partners with Trees4Travel to offset carbon emissions
Pax Global Media

TRAVELSAVERS CANADA has announced it will partner with environmental organization Trees4Travel to compensate for its carbon emissions.

In a multi-year commitment, the company estimates it will offset 341 tons of carbon emissions and fund the planting of over 2,000 trees to rebalance the impact of travel from agencies, suppliers, speakers and staff attending its company events through 2025.

The trees will be planted in developing countries such as Kenya and Nepal, helping to improve community economics, restore ecosystems and biodiversity, and create forests for future generations.

“Sustainable travel is not a trend,” says Jane Clementino, senior vice-president and general manager at TRAVELSAVERS CANADA.

“It is a necessary move to protect our planet and to satisfy the needs of our environmentally conscious customers. We know that 83 per cent of global travellers think sustainable travel is now vital, with 69 per cent committed to reducing the carbon footprint of their trip or paying to offset this whenever possible. Tree planting is a climate-positive action, and we’re excited to make this part of our corporate responsibility and mission.”

Trees4Travel backs up each tree planted with investments in renewable energy projects, such as wind and solar power.

It does this with certified emissions reduction carbon credits approved by the United Nations.

“We are delighted to be working with trailblazing companies such as TRAVELSAVERS, inspiring positive change in our industry and walking the talk,” says Fiona A Barclay, vice-president of North America at Trees4Travel.

“Our values are clearly aligned for a better, safer, more equitable world, as together we strive to support 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

TRAVELSAVERS is promoting the progress of its Trees4Travel partnership to agency affiliates through a customized dashboard with updates on tree-growing and reduced emissions.

Photos, video footage, satellite imagery, and maps help TRAVELSAVERS track its carbon emissions via monthly email reports and an online reporting tool.

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