Based in beautiful, tree-filled New England, PJS is a leader in environmental stewardship. PJS’ rates include all the funding necessary for 100% offset of air travel emissions.

PJS chose to partner with award-winning American Forests, an organization recognized by historians as having “inaugurated the conservation movement” back in 1875. American Forests’ rich history includes having advocated for the establishment of the US Forest Service and the passage of The Weeks Act of 1911, establishing our cherished National Parks and National Forests.

Today, American Forests focuses on urban forestry, as well as rural reforestation projects for restoring critical habitat and rescuing threatened forests across the US. Current projects are underway in several California locations, as well as in Colorado, Michigan, Florida, Montana, Oregon, Texas and Washington state. We particularly appreciate that our choice of American Forests benefits wildlife, as well as so many American cities and forests, while making use of American labor and supporting American tree farmers.

With American Forests partnerships, PJS commits to planting new trees sufficient to fully offset all of the carbon that will be created by each mile flown by the campaign.

How it works

Using American Forests’ Carbon Footprint Calculator to log miles and number of passengers, PJS will keep track of the exact emissions used.

1 air mile =
50 lbs CO2

The average narrow-body airliner, such as a 737-800 with 150 occupied seats, will produce approximately 50 pounds of carbon dioxide per air mile traveled.  The American Forests organization recommends planting one tree per 910 pounds of carbon dioxide that is created because:

  • A single tree can absorb up to 10 pounds of air pollutants per year
  • They produce 250 pounds of clean oxygen per year
  • It contributes significant benefits to soil and ecosystems by helping clean and restore groundwater
  • Trees provide habitat and shade to further benefit ecosystems and quality of life for all plant and animal species

Please note that different aircraft models, particularly of different ages, emit vastly different levels of pollutants. The following table provides a comparison:

Carbon Footprint by Aircraft Make/Model

Greg Meyer, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for American Forests, developed our proposed offset program. Since joining American Forests in 2002, Meyer has worked to develop programs and mutually beneficial initiatives for corporate partners like PJS. A brochure and leadership team bios for American Forests are included as Enclosure 3 of this proposal, as well as a sample “Carbon Attestation Letter.”