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Sustainability in Traveling

Sustainability Pledge bannerThe Study Abroad & Away office and the Office of Sustainability encourage you to make responsible decisions about your travels to manage your eco-footprint. This list is not meant to be exhaustive nor are any of these services or organizations recommended by SJSU; these are resources to educate you on your potential impact on the environment while traveling.
  • Spartan Pledge to Travel Better is a collaboration between SJSU Green Campus and Study Abroad & Away to encourage Spartans to travel sustainably. 
  • Sustainable Travel International provides resources on how to consciously and responsibly travel. You can calculate your air travel carbon emissions and learn how to offset your carbon footprint. 
  • Gold Standard will let you purchase carbon offsets and pick specific projects to fund.
  • Trip Zero has a calculator to determine your carbon footprint on your mode of transportation and hotel bookings. Booking your hotel on this site will include carbon offsets for your hotel stay.
  • Impact Travel Alliance shows how you can travel "plastic free."
  • Lonely Planet explains how you can achieve zero-waste travel.
  • EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator shows you how to offset your entire carbon footprint, calculate your household carbon footprint, and learn about other impacts on the environment.