Is carbon neutral coach travel possible?
Go green! It’s better for the environment...
FlixBuses are demonstrably efficient in terms of fuel consumption and emit an extremely low level of greenhouse gases. It is of course difficult to travel without producing any CO2 emissions at all, even on the most environmentally friendly coach. But we have the solution: thanks to our collaboration with ClimatePartner, we offer each of our passengers the option of offsetting the climate impact of your coach journey when booking your trip. Based on the principle of the emission allowance trading scheme, you are given the option to make a voluntary environmental contribution when booking. This donation is then invested in a certified climate protection project and offsets the equivalent amount of CO2 emitted.
FlixBus carbon offset contributions – How it works
When making an online booking in the FlixBus ticket shop, simply tick the “CO2 compensation” box after you have chosen your desired trip from our extensive route network. The amount of CO2emissions from your journey is then calculated based on the duration and distance of your trip. 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.
And this is how your carbon offset contributions will be used in 2016
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 the construction and maintenance of wind turbines as an alternative and sustainable energy source. The wind farm on the island is an important pioneer project for the entire Caribbean in the use of regional and renewable energies. The investment in wind power improves the 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 of the local economy by creating new jobs in 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