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Is carbon neutral bus travel possible?

Eco-friendly travel with FlixBus

How does it work?

When making an online booking in the FlixBus ticket shop, simply tick the ClimatePartner “CO2 compensation” box after your have chosen which European bus journey you would like. The CO2 emissions from your journey are then calculated based on the duration and distance of your journey. The calculated amount is then automatically added to your ticket price. Your environmental contribution is approximately 1–3% of your original travel price. Your donation will be invested in a certified climate protection project in accordance with international environmental standards.

Go green! It’s better for the environment...

FlixBuses are demonstrably efficient in terms of fuel consumption and they emit an extremely low level of greenhouse gases. It is of course difficult to travel without producing any CO2 emissions at all, even in the most environmentally friendly bus. Due to this fact, thanks to our collaboration with ClimatePartner, we offer each of our passengers the option of offsetting the climate impact of your FlixBus journey when booking. Based on the principle of the emission allowance trading scheme, you are given the option to make a voluntary environmental contribution when booking, which is invested in a certified climate protection project and offsets the respective amount of CO2 emissions.

And here's how your carbon offset contributions will be used in 2017

In 2017, your FlixBus donations to climate protection will finance atmosfair’s UN-accredited Gold Standard project “energy-efficient stoves” in Rwanda. These efficient stoves make it possible for users in rural Rwanda to use around 80% less wood than traditional hearths when they cook. The project thus helps to preserve local forests, the last habitat for mountain gorillas in the world, and contribute to global climate protection. In addition, the project supports sustainable development in Rwanda, a country that ranks among the least developed countries in the world by socio-economic status. The project makes valuable contributions to the local population, for example:

  • Subsidisation of every “Save80” stove for local families
  • Higher quality of life due to reduced costs and time required to procure firewood
  • Improved user lung function according to medical studie

And here's how your carbon offset contributions will be used in 2016

Wind farms for climate protection

With your contribution to climate protection we are supporting a wind energy project on the Caribbean island of Aruba in 2016. This involves the financing of construction and maintenance of wind turbines as an alternative and sustainable energy source. The wind farm on the island is an important pioneer project in the use of regional and renewable energies for the entire Caribbean. The investment in wind power improves security of the national energy supply, contributes to global climate protection and promotes the development of sustainable energy production. In addition to climate protection, the project makes valuable contributions for the local population:

  • Greater independence from foreign energy sources by strengthening the region’s own local supply
  • Strengthening the local economy by creating new jobs for the construction, operation and maintenance of the systems
  • Promotion of the regional infrastructure as a result of the wind energy project
  • Improvement of the local air quality by avoiding harmful substances that were previously created by producing power from fossil energy sources