We Earthlings: Know Your CO2 Flightprint

We Earthlings posters are ready to share and inform your friends. To make changes, we need to empower people with information to make better decisions. This week’s poster explains the CO2 “flightprint” of a flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., on a Boeing 737-400. Click the image for a high-resolution poster to share.

kKow your flightprint: Flying on a Boeing 737-400 from LAX to Washington generates 943 lbs. of CO2.

How did we arrive at this number? According to CarbonIndependent.org, a Boeing 737-400 passenger generates 115 grams per kilometer flown. That is, each passenger is producing 943 pounds of CO2 during the 3,719-kilometer (2,311-mile) trip from LA to D.C. That represents about the same CO2 produced to provide food, energy, and everything else the average U.S. household needs for three weeks. When you are considering travel, choose the trips that matter and use alternatives, such as teleconferencing, to skip unnecessary trips.


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