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Markus Stocker

Between information technology and environmental science with a flair for economics, the clarinet, and the world of soups and salads.

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Practice what you preach.

My own birthday present this year goes for an idea. I have suggested its practical implementation in a previous post.

This weekend I’ll be traveling. From where I currently live this often translates into traveling by plane. According to the journey (return) will be 4,205 km long, with an estimate for carbon dioxide emissions at 0.907 t. Thus, the estimate for the tree area necessary to offset the flight emissions, over 20 years of tree protection, is 198 m2. I visited Treems to pick and protect a tree of approximately that area. I found Uirapuru 5437 of area 191 m2.

Therefore, by adding 96 Euro to the ticket, Uirapuru 5437 is going to offset the carbon dioxide emitted by my seat.

Happy birthday.