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The Green It Up Program, introduced in 2007, includes environmental initiatives such as the Carbon Offset Program, which allows Aeroplan Members to offset their carbon footprint using Aeroplan Miles. There are two ways to offset flight rewards using Aeroplan Miles. Members may:
- Offset each flight when completing a flight reward booking online.
- Redeem their miles for carbon offsets anytime through our online Activites and Merchandise catalogue.
Use the Carbon Calculator to find out how many miles you'll need to offset your activities.
How are emissions calculated?
Flight emissions calculator
The flight calculator uses Emissions Factors provided by UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in its "2009 Guidelines to DEFRA / DECC's GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting". To these emission factors, Offsetters applies both a radiative forcing factor as recommended by Oxford University and UK DEFRA and an uplift factor from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, "Aviation and the Global Atmosphere" is applied to take into account non-direct routes (i.e. not along the straight line great circle distances between destinations) and delays/circling.
Car emissions calculator
The data used by Offsetters' Car Calculator are from the Fuel Consumption Guide published by Natural Resources Canada, and are reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada. Fuel consumption data for all cars sold in Canada can be found here. Emission factors are sourced from a report published by Environment Canada which can be found here.
Household emissions calculator
The information in the household emissions calculator is sourced from the Comprehensive Energy Use Database, 1997-2007, published by Natural Resources Canada and Environment Canada Emissions Factors.
Aeroplan matches all miles redeemed for carbon offset credits by 20% and transfers the total sum to Offsetters. Through this contribution, we can work together to Green It Up!
INSIDE GREEN IT UP
At Aeroplan, our commitment to the environment is a value that we live and work by. This is reflected by our commitment to offset 100% of our corporate carbon footprint and by the various Green It Up projects we take part in.
The Green it Up Program is about working together to make a positive difference by greening up the world we live in.
GET AN ECO-FRIENDLY REWARD
Green It Up is about more than offsetting carbon emissions. It's about reducing our environmental footprint through each of our daily activities, including our purchases. Now you can redeem your miles for eco-friendly rewards through the Activities & Merchandise catalogue.