San Diego Airport offsets miles with The Good Traveler program
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San Diego International Airport baggage claim. / Photo by Thomas Melville
San Diego International Airport baggage claim. / Photo by Thomas Melville
The Good Traveler, San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) carbon offset program, has offset more than 11 million air miles of travel in just over one year.

The program, in which passengers can purchase credits good for offsetting the carbon emissions produced during their trips, has expanded to include two additional airports: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The Good Traveler provides an easy, affordable, and meaningful way for passengers to balance the impact of their travel. Launched in September 2015, the program has offset about 11.5 million air miles.

“The Good Traveler is a key component of San Diego International Airport’s sustainability strategy,” said Brendan Reed, the airport’s Director of Environmental Affairs. “With every mile we offset, we’re making a tangible contribution to the fight against climate change.”

By working together, all of The Good Traveler airports hope to create an industry-leading, sustainable travel experience for passengers and optimize the program’s “buying power” in terms of offsets. Currently, a $1 credit offsets 500 miles of air travel or 200 miles of automobile travel. Proceeds go toward conservation projects that help counteract the effect of greenhouse gas emissions on the environment.

Online purchasers can choose whether the funds go to U.S. programs such as a wind farm, forestry project and Colorado Delta Restoration project; or offsets that reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in the Congo & Zambia.

At SAN, Good Traveler offsets can be purchased at Ryan Bros. Coffee inside Terminal 1 and 2 and online at
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