A short audio and reading by MPR News on ‘Carbon Offset’ that gives an overview of what carbon offsets mean and how you can purchase them. It talks about the emission reduction that is linked to the travel industry through the principle of carbon credit.
Students will learn about carbon credit, emissions reduction, and carbon offset in the airline travel industry. They will also learn how consumers of air travel can buy carbon offsets to reduce individual carbon footprint and reduce deforestation.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What is carbon offsetting?
- How can buying carbon credit reduce individual carbon emission?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Carbon offsets 101: How they work and how to get the biggest bang for your buck|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Carbon Credit, carbon Offset, Emission reduction, Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Carbon Footprint|
|Climate Topic||Energy, Economics and Climate Change|
|Type of tool||Audio (7 mins)|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Paul Huttner and Megan Burks|
|Hosted at||MPR News|