ABAI is making a conscientious effort to reduce the carbon footprint of our events and operations. Many exciting initiatives are in the works, and we will be adding to this page often with information and suggestions for member participation.
Offset Your Conference Air Travel Emissions
Air travel generates significant amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, about 1/4 pound per passenger mile. We invite you to offset that load with a voluntary contribution, which ABAI will send to Cool Effect, a non-profit dedicated to reducing carbon emissions around the world by allowing individuals, businesses, and organizations to help fund high quality carbon reduction projects and have a tangible impact on climate change. How much should you contribute for your trip to an ABAI event? Multiply your one-way flight time (search “flight time from ___ to ___”) by $1.50/hour to calculate the suggested contribution for your round trip. From Chicago to Washington, DC, it would be about $3, and from Los Angeles to DC about $10. It’s not a lot, but it will add up. Additionally, you can let Cool Effect’s easy-to-use Travel Offset Tool calculate flight emissions and contribution for you.