The Sustainable Road Trip

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We all love road trips, the freedom, the companionship and the unending adventures. Unfortunately, for the coming decades, this still means a reliance on fossil fuels, generating unavoidable carbon emissions. As such, we offer you the option of making your road-trip carbon neutral.

To make things less complicated you only have to pick your type of vehicle and the number of kilometers you drove and we'll do the rest.

Our prices are based on our CO2 and Tree Planting Estimates which go above and beyond the existing estimates to ensure that you get exactly what you buy.

Besides the carbon offset with your purchase you will get:

  • The GPS coordinates of your trees when they are planted
  • Beautiful high-definition photos of your trees and surrounding forest in different seasons and weather
  • A quarterly email update on the project where your trees are planted
  • A quarterly newsletter keeping you up to speed on our on-going fight against climate change and our rewilding efforts

Tree planting

To avoid the hot, harsh Portuguese summers, we will be tree planting in October 2017. 50% of the trees will go to the Faia Brava reserve, located in the Coa Valley in the northeast of Portugal. This is the most ambitious rewilding project in the country, perhaps even Europe. The 1000+ hectares of privately protected land is home to wild horses, wild taurus, beech martens, polecats, wild cats, foxes and birds such as the Iberian imperial eagle, black vulture, kites, golden eagle, eagle owl and the Bonelli’s eagle. The remaining 50% of trees will go to land managed by our partners Montis. Their work focuses specifically on native fire-resistant forests to help avoid the type of disaster that killed 64 people in Portugal this summer.

Story Time!

For Duarte, one of our co-founders here at mossy, this was what introduced him to carbon offsetting. After driving around 15 000 kilometers in New Zealand he felt that he had to offset the huge footprint of his journey. After browsing the existing alternatives, he found none that would satisfy his need to feel his impact and make it measurable. This is when his magical spreadsheet was born. There he wrote down every road trip and flight for the next two years with the intent of offsetting it on his own terms.

Together with Matt he founded this business and was finally able to do so! The satisfaction of knowing his offsets are measurable and legitimate together with
the contribution to re-wilding is what finally did the trick.