We believe in travel’s potential to help when it comes to our climate, and as such, we are proud to announce that, as of January 2023, we are joining Tomorrow’s Air. Tomorrow’s Air is a travel collective engaging travelers and travel companies to help scale up the use of carbon removal technology—cleaning up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it permanently.
This proactive step follows our understanding that, alongside conventional carbon offsetting and natural climate solutions, new carbon removal and storage approaches are also needed to help us clean up the trillion tons of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The reality is that even if all carbon dioxide emissions were to halt entirely right now, Earth’s warming would continue due to the high levels of carbon dioxide already stored in the atmosphere. The only way to permanently reverse warming is through carbon removal.
Therefore, beginning in January 2023, we will incorporate a $20 contribution to Tomorrow’s Air into all our trips. CAS Trips traveler contributions support:
- Inspiring traveler education about meaningful climate action
- An order for 14kgs carbon to be removed and permanently stored
Recognizing that while travel can provide many economic benefits to people along with opportunities for wildlife and nature conservation efforts, travel is also an industry responsible for at least eight percent of global carbon emissions. As we continue to assess our role in this reality and find new ways to be accountable and counteract it, we are glad to have Tomorrow’s Air as an ally.
How It Works
Tomorrow’s Air portfolio of carbon removal innovators includes pioneering companies selected for their technical and hybrid nature-tech solutions that can help restore our climate: direct air capture company Climeworks and Pacific Biochar.
Traveler contributions support climate-conscious travel education and directly fund carbon removal provided by these companies.
About Climeworks Direct Air Capture
With direct air capture, carbon collectors capture carbon dioxide from ambient air. Air is drawn into the collector with a fan and adheres to a filter. Once the filter is saturated, the collector is closed, and the temperature is increased, releasing pure carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is dissolved in water, just as a soda machine makes sparkling water.
This water, mixed with carbon dioxide, is injected deep underground into basaltic rock in Iceland. The basaltic rocks release metals that integrate with the carbon dioxide in the water and turn this carbon dioxide into stone. The process is powered by geothermal energy.
About Pacific Biochar
Pacific Biochar captures and stores carbon dioxide by stabilizing natural processes of decay in organic matter and keeping it safely in the ground. The biochar created is used in soil applications. Biochar can help enhance the overall health of the soil by helping hold plant nutrients in topsoil. It also supports increases in crop yield and can help conserve water used for crops by improving the water retention of the soil.
Why Tomorrow’s Air?
Creative, consistent, and focused education is necessary to inspire a global community to action for carbon removal with permanent storage. Technologies can’t scale themselves: awareness, understanding, and support for carbon removal technologies must be built. Tomorrow’s Air is leading this effort in travel, convening and engaging travelers in the cause, purposefully empowering and expanding our robust global travel community. Tomorrow’s Air helps travelers walk the talk regarding climate action and access a curated set of benefits from sustainable travel companies.
CAS Trips Student Travelers Are A Valuable Part of the Solution
As a global community, travel holds immense potential to support our society’s transition to sustainability. Millions of travelers and travel companies worldwide form a potentially powerful collective to embrace climate-conscious travel and support innovative carbon removal solutions that will be needed alongside our forests, oceans, and soils to absorb and store carbon dioxide.
In sharing their stories and perspectives, as well as through direct contributions to carbon removal with permanent storage, CAS Trips student travelers are building the carbon removal movement and providing vital funding for pioneer carbon removal solutions.
CAS Trips’ student travelers are encouraged to share their personal travel stories and perspectives with the Tomorrow’s Air community and are invited to
- Follow Tomorrow’s Air on Instagram @tomorrowsair_
- Sign up for the Airrow Bulletin for travel insights and carbon removal highlights
- Join the collective as a Supporter, Leader or Champion member
We All Share the Same Air
Carbon dioxide is integrated into our atmosphere: emissions from one part of the world mix with emissions from other regions. When we reduce the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide—regardless of where on Earth the reduction occurs—the entire atmosphere, and all of us on Earth who are protected by it, benefit.
We are glad to have innovative and passionate partners at our side as we work towards the shared goal of sustainable travel and a brighter future for all.
Let’s band together to restore our climate.