FlyGRN is a flight ticket search engine that compares flight tickets based on emissions and price. It also provides insight into available train alternatives. Furthermore, FlyGRN (partially) compensates for the CO2 emissions of air travel for free. The CO2 emissions that are compensated by FlyGRN are achieved, among other things, with the Solar Cookers project in Chad by FairClimateFund.

Fly more consciously

As you may know, aviation is currently responsible for 2 to 3 percent of global CO2 emissions. FlyGRN’s mission is to ensure a net reduction in aviation emissions. They want to achieve this by offering awareness and alternatives: knowing the emissions of a flight so that you can more consciously choose or not opt ​​for a flight and/or possible greener alternatives. And if you do fly, they ensure that as much CO2 compensation as possible takes place as standard.

Collaboration with FairClimateFund

Since this year, FlyGRN and FairClimateFund have been working closely together. FlyGRN supports, among other things, the Solar Cooking project that provides refugees with clean cooking stoves in Chad. This prevents logging, makes families cook cleaner and runs less risk of being attacked while looking for wood.

“We chose FairClimateFund because you communicate well and have great projects. In addition, the fact that most of your projects are well certified (GoldStandard) plays a major role in choosing you – says Jelle (Founder FlyGRN) “

Impact on people and the environment

FlyGRN compensates with the Solar Cooking project in Chad. FairClimateFund’s projects are characterized, among other things, by the fact that the projects have clear environmental and human components. First of all, the project ensures a transition to solar energy cooking, which means less wood is needed. This ensures that women are in less danger while gathering firewood outside the refugee camps. In addition, fewer trees need to be cut down for firewood. Good news, because this also means less deforestation.
In addition, cooking with solar energy releases a much smaller amount of smoke than when cooking with wood. This ensures better living conditions, higher air quality and a significant reduction in CO2.
Thanks to the project in Chad, 21,000 solar cookers have already been distributed. This not only helped more than 15,000 people, but also resulted in a reduction of 40,000 tons of CO2 and a saving of 31,000 tons of wood.

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