LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TravelCar.com, the global innovator in airport parking and carsharing for travelers, announced today it has launched TRAVELCARbon, a program in partnership with Carbonfund.org Foundation, a non-profit organization leading the fight against global warming and climate change, that will allow for travelers to voluntarily offset their carbon emissions from their recent flight or car rental.
TravelCar set a goal of offsetting at least 1 million pounds of CO2 per year, which is the equivalent to 540 round trip flights from LAX to JFK. To jumpstart its program, TravelCar has committed to offsetting the estimated annual footprint of its ten US employees, 52,920 pounds each, bringing its total at kickoff to more than 500,000 pounds.
"Whether its driving to the airport, flying to your destination, or renting a car upon your arrival, these small things add up to one big problem," says Ahmed Mhiri, CEO of TravelCar. "But we can all do our part to help combat climate change with carbon offsets."
When TravelCar users offset carbon emission with a small donation, they can choose which Carbonfund.org Program they would like to contribute to: energy efficiency, forestry or renewable energy programs.
"Our motto is 'Reduce what you can, offset what you can't™.' TravelCar encouraging its customers to offset their flights and car miles is helping to do just that and we're proud they've selected us as their carbon offset partner," said Eric Carlson, President of Carbonfund.org Foundation.
To encourage participation, TravelCar is rewarding users who make a donation with a 10% coupon toward their next parking or car rental reservations. Travelers can visit www.travelcar.com/travelcarbon to learn more and make a donation.
TravelCar.com is the world leader in airport based carsharing services. Founded in 2012, TravelCar currently operates in 30 countries and provides travelers free parking at airports, train stations and city centers in exchange for renting out their cars to other travelers. TravelCar is known for investing heavily on customer service with a best in industry call center available 24 hours a day. TravelCar also brokers parking spots at an extensive network of parking facilities through travel agencies and its website travelcar.com.
About Carbonfund.org Foundation
Carbonfund.org is a leading national non-profit that educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbonfund.org promotes affordable carbon reduction strategies and supports renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects that reduce and offset carbon dioxide emissions. Carbonfund.org combines education and outreach with affordable high-quality carbon offsets to help drive the price of clean technology below its dirty counterparts. Carbonfund.org works with more than 300 businesses and organizations to offset their offices, travel, events, shipping and production emissions.