Air Travel Carbon Emissions

Air Travel Calculated

Did you know that aircraft contribute 12 percent of U.S. transportation emissions, and three percent of the nation’s total greenhouse gas production? If the global commercial aviation industry were considered a country, total CO2 emissions would place the industry sixth – between Germany and Japan – in rankings for overall emissions.

Contributing towards your air travel balances this impact. When you enter your flight miles in the calculator and make a donation to ERC, the funds are used to reduce carbon entering the atmosphere from homes in Colorado through energy-efficiency improvements. Read how we do that here.


Step 1: Calculate

Step 2: Your Contribution