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Intrepid urges Aussies to offset carbon with subscription service

Your eco-conscious clients are in for a treat, because Intrepid just launched a new service to make sustainable travel much easier.

And let’s face it: Australia is currently suffering from the effects of the most devastating bushfires on record so if your clients aren’t eco-conscious, maybe you should show them anyway.

The adventure travel group has teamed up with Offset.Earth‘s carbon offsetting platform enabling Australians to plant 12 trees per month as part of a monthly subscription, which will then be matched by Intrepid.

A monthly subscription starts at $9.50, which is cheaper than your Netflix account, and offsets your carbon emissions with Gold Standard credits, which helps users set goals to reduce their carbon emissions throughout the year.

The trees will be planted in an ‘Intrepid forest’ in Kenya.

“We can take climate action and protect the planet if we change our habits throughout the year, not only when we are travelling,” James Thornton, CEO at Intrepid said.

“Intrepid invests in carbon offsets as a company, but where we spend our personal dollars sends a powerful message.”

From 2020, when an agent books a flight for a client, or a customer books their airfare direct through Intrepid, the company will cover the cost of carbon offsetting the flight.

Intrepid Travel recently became climate positive through a range of renewable energy projects across the globe including forests in Kenya and windfarms in Turkey. All Intrepid trips are carbon neutral and the company intends to continue reducing emissions across itineraries.

“Keep an eye open for agent incentives around carbon management and how you can get involved,” Thornton said.

For more information, go here.

Featured image credit: iStock/amriphoto

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