JetBlue to Offset Emissions From All Domestic FlightsBy Kathleen Burns
JetBlue is the first major U.S. airline to take such measurable action toward reducing their carbon footprint
JetBlue is getting a kickstart on their New Year’s resolutions. In a statement on Monday, JetBlue announced that they would start offsetting carbon dioxide emissions from all domestic flights starting in July. This makes them the first major U.S. airline to take such measurable action toward reducing their carbon footprint. JetBlue will act on these commitments by continuing to work with Carbonfund.org, a U.S. based nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, as well as partnering with other industry experts, EcoAct and South Pole.
To date, JetBlue has offset over 2.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions through their work with Carbonfund.org. By expanding their partnerships, JetBlue expects to offset an additional 15-17 billion pounds of emissions each year. Need a little context to understand the impact? That is the equivalent of eliminating more than 1.5 million cars from the road.
JetBlue has also announced a plan to fly with sustainable aviation fuel from San Francisco starting in 2020, further minimizing their environmental impact. Read more about JetBlue’s 2020 sustainable travel plans here.