We’ve teamed up with One Tree Planted to ensure that for every item in your cart at the Jetset Times SHOP, one tree will be planted to offset your purchase.
At Jetset Times, we feel that it’s our collective duty to join the global race against climate change to keep our planet safe and healthy for the long haul so that our adventures never have to end. In response to daunting climate catastrophes which threaten the wellbeing of our favorite destinations and cultures around the world, we’ve decided to introduce our carbon offsetting initiative: Offset Before You Jetset.
We’re partnering with One Tree Planted, a Vermont-based non-profit, to ensure that for every item you add to your cart in the Jetset Times Shop, one tree will be planted to offset the shipping emissions of your purchase. Since 2014, our partners at One Tree Planted have worked to reforest areas depleted by wildfires, hurricanes, and resource and industry extraction with a total of over 40 million trees planted in more than 40 countries across the globe.
Our carbon initiative is established in the wake of unrelenting climate emergencies that affect all of us. In the past year, we’ve witnessed record-breaking natural disasters ravage the United States, coast to coast. We’ve noticed countries around the globe fortifying their coastal cities and implementing net-zero initiatives. Most recently, we turned our eyes to the Cop 26 conference in Glasgow, where some world leaders made ambitious promises and others didn’t show up at all.
In the first 9 months of 2021, climate disasters in the United States caused more than $104 billion dollars of damage, over $4 billion more than in all of 2020. As global temperatures steadily rise above pre industrial levels, climate catastrophes will become more frequent and more detrimental, and 2021 is on track to be one of the hottest years on record.
Our current situation sounds dire, but we still have time to act. To keep earth from reaching an irreversible threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, we must take steps to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and limit our carbon footprints. We can use renewable energy, recycle, modify our diets to consume less energy intensive foods, and most importantly, we can vote. We can also turn to Earth’s oldest carbon capture heroes: trees.
Not only do the trees around us provide habitat for over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, but they also clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and reduce the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. They absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere to actively reduce global warming. Even just one mature tree can absorb up to 22 pounds of carbon dioxide a year—equivalent to one gallon of gas. By working alongside One Tree Planted, we’re adding to an army of natural carbon capturers and keeping regional ecosystems safe and healthy.
With ethically made products and our “Offset before you Jetset” program, we’re excited to join a global fight against climate change, one we invite you to embrace with every purchase you make. The race against global warming is an uphill battle, but one which we can no longer opt out of. Let’s protect our planet so that we can keep exploring all of its beauty for centuries to come. Join our “Offset Before You Jetset” initiative and rest assured that when you shop with us, you’re purchasing with a purpose.