Yale is working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by activities on campus but we recognize that certain carbon emissions are necessary.
Air travel, for example, creates unavoidable emissions when thousands of students and scholars from around the globe rely on flights to study or research at Yale. Carbon offsets provide a way to balance out such activities by funding programs that reduce GHG emissions elsewhere.
The Yale Community Carbon Fund was designed to help Yale community members calculate the climate impact of various activities and provide local opportunities to mitigate the effects. We are currently working to update our calculator and funding mechanisms to make them more user-friendly, efficient, and accessible.