City to unveil carbon footprint calculator at airport

Passengers flying out of the San Francisco International Airport will soon have the option of shrinking their carbon footprint by a few sizes.

The airport, in conjunction with The City’s Department of the Environment, is set to unveil its new Climate Passport program, a carbon footprint calculator that allows passengers to donate money to environmental agencies that will help offset the amount of harmful emissions released during each flight.

For passengers interested in using the program, the cost of offsetting one ton of carbon output will run $13.50. Of that total, $1.50 will go directly to the SF Carbon Fund, which helps reduce emissions locally, and the other $12 will be funneled into the Garcia River Forest Project, a conservation agency located in Northern California.

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, officials from the airport and the SF Department of Environment will unveil the new technology at Terminal 3 at SFO.

 

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