Modern Aviation’s partnership with Carbonfund.org Foundation allows customers at all of the network locations to purchase aviation fuel bundled with a carbon-offset for only a small additional per gallon fee. Modern Aviation will fund 20% of their customers’ contribution.
Carbonfund.org Foundation is a leading U.S. based carbon reduction and offset organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable anyone to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their everyday lives by supporting high-quality verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and forestry projects.
In collaboration with the Carbonfund.org Foundation, Modern Aviation developed this voluntary program to allow customers to purchase aviation fuel bundled with a carbon-offset. The program benefits projects selected carefully by Modern Aviation and the Carbonfund.org Foundation, most notably, the Russas-Valparaiso Projects, designed to protect the Amazon forest otherwise known as a Reduced Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+).
The Russas-Valparaiso Projects are a series of forest conservation projects designed to protect 170,000 acres of tropical rainforest. The Russas-Valparaiso Projects will mitigate the release of approximately 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, while also preserving the habitat for an extraordinary amount of biodiversity and directly benefitting local communities.
The environmental and community benefits of these Projects include:
- Reducing carbon dioxide emissions
- Mitigating climate change
- Conserving habitat for endangered and threatened species
- Improving local water quality
- Retaining top soil and control erosion
- Establishing alternative sources of income and employment opportunities
- Providing agricultural extension training
- Social projects and programs such as building a health clinic, renovating the local school, building toilets, and distributing mosquito nets
The Russas-Valparaiso Projects are verified to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) with Gold Distinction due to the Projects’ exceptional community benefits.
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