Flights are energy-intensive and are heavily reliant on fossil fuels. Unfortunately, it is hard for travellers to see the effects of air travel on the environment given air fares don't account for the environmental impact of flying. And because aircrafts are known to have negative atmospheric effects when the emissions are released in to the atmosphere, air travel has a large impact on climate change.
However, there is good news! Among many other ways of offsetting the carbon impacts of your air travel, planting trees is one of them. In fact, one mature tree can absorb a whopping 48 pounds of carbon a year.
Start by using the calculator below to find out how many trees you would need to plant to offset your flight: