A basic carbon calculator offers a ballpark figure of a person's, business's or household's "carbon footprint" — that is, all the greenhouse gases emitted either directly or on one's behalf. A good carbon calculator will offer tips for minimizing your carbon footprint and many will allow you to calculate how to offset it . There are limits to what a carbon calculator can provide, though; you should consider your calculation an estimate only. It helps if you have accurate information before you start, such as a precise idea of how much energy you use at home or how many miles you drive in a day. Online carbon calculators for individuals or households Conservation International : Short calculator that factors in living conditions, automobile information and air travel.
blog post about carbon offset calculators, some of which are travel-related... by Apr 20
they do have a carbon offset program... by Apr 20
supporting responsible travel but they do not appear to have a carbon offset program by Apr 20
How the program works Every time you travel you can purchase carbon offset certificates from UNIGLOBE Travel. The monies collected are then invested in sustainable technology projects in as approved by the Environmental Choice Program . What exactly is the Issue?
Uniglobe's travel carbon offset program... by Apr 20
July 13, 2009 | Author: Jennifer Miner Travel deals are bringing the prices of vacations down to levels not seen since the 1980′s, multigenerational and green travel are burgeoning trends, and the economic downturn indicates that the classic car trip is sure to be a more popular method of vacation travel than ever before.
Blog post that contains links to car-trip carbon emission calculators by Apr 20
this site sells carbon credits... by Apr 20
a travel program that is somewhat similar to what I have in mind... by Apr 20
this blog post talks about carbon offsets for travel, but then questions the practicality of offsetting a vacation, but not a substantial daily commute...my sentiments exactly. by Apr 20
this is a google search that shows some carbon offset reseller programs...might be an interesting way to go. by Apr 21