You can offset your carbon using Aeroplan miles, but I don't think it's worth it - you're better off just paying directly for the offset, since they are charging you thousands of miles for what is a $100 offset even for a long trip.
Aeroplan Carbon Offset Program
You have two ways to contribute to the Carbon Reduction Fund
After completing your booking online
If you have enough Aeroplan Miles left in your account following your flight reward booking, the number of Aeroplan Miles needed to offset the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from your flight reward(s) are automatically calculated for you. Aeroplan matches the Aeroplan Miles you contribute by an additional 20%, transferring the total sum to the Carbon Reduction Fund. As Aeroplan is taking the extra step of matching your contribution by an additional 20%, we can together remove more emissions than were created by your air travel.
- Within North and Central America, you will generally need between 200 and 5,600 Aeroplan Miles to offset your return travel.
- From Canada to Europe, South America, North Africa and the Middle East, you will generally need between 5,700 and 13,000 Aeroplan Miles to offset your return travel.
- From Canada to other destinations, you will generally need between 14,000 and 22,000 Aeroplan Miles to offset your return travel.
Also the only program listed by their provider, Carbon Reduction Fund
, is the Kettle Hill wind farm in Alberta, which has got to be some kind of miracle offset engine since all the Canadian offset sites seem to use it.
I just bought carbon offset for Ottawa-Washington (YOW-IAD) from MyClimate
and it cost...
CHF 18 = C$19.30
Labels: carbon offset