Some companies offer climate perks for employees

Did you know?

Some firms give more time off to those who choose low-carbon transport options for their holidays.

More and more companies are signing-up to climate perks schemes, where employees are rewarded for choosing to travel by bus, train, carpool, instead of flying by plane.

Because travel by train or bus generally takes longer than flying, firms are awarding employees free additional days off.

We think this is a great scheme, why not talking to your company about it?

If you really have to travel by plane and no other option is available, why not offsetting your carbon footprint?

How does it work: when you book a flight somewhere, the airline calculates the amount of fuel used and emissions released. You pay an extra fee, and that money is used for projects that stop other emissions going into the atmosphere. This can involve funding renewable or forestry projects, planting new trees, or donations to environmental associations.

Remember that aviation emissions are rising, and the problem is growing because flying is getting cheaper. Consider low-carbon alternatives when possible!