Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Shoppers' Paradise

In recent days the dollar has fallen to near-record lows against the pound. For British shoppers the timing couldn't be better.

There are only three weeks left until Christmas and cut-throat competition means U.S. retailers are slashing their prices.

The planes are packed with British bargain-hunters doing their Christmas shopping in New York, Boston, and other American cities. There are so many travellers, in fact, that British Airways has added four extra flights per week to the U.S.

But a great deal for shoppers may mean bad news for the planet. Each airline passenger flying between London and New York is responsible for 1.5 tonnes of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere. So please think twice before you book that flight.

But if the shopping is just too good to miss, we'll help you clean up the mess. Offsetting your transatlantic flight will cost just £13.50, and support investments in carbon saving projects around the world.

Remember to always reduce what you can, and offset the rest. And good luck with customs.

(Carbon Clear Homepage)