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CARBON EQUIVALENCIES FOR GATEWAY PROGRAMS* 

Oaxaca, Mexico

5,110 miles round trip

2,443 lbs CO2

That's equivalent to....

  • Leaving a 60 watt light bulb on for 29,720 hours! (That's 1,238 days or a little more than 3 years)
  • It would take 51 years for a mature tree to absorb this much CO2!

Chengdu, China

12,559 miles round trip

5,348 lbs CO2

That's equivalent to....

  • Leaving a 60 watt light bulb on for 65,061 hours! (That's 2,711 days or almost 7.5 years)
  • It would take 111 years for a mature tree to absorb this much CO2!

Oslo, Norway

9,100 miles round trip

3,999 lbs CO2

That's equivalent to....

  • Leaving a 60 watt light bulb on for 48,650 hours! (That's 2,027 days or 5.5 years)
  • It would take 83 years for a mature tree to absorb this much CO2!

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

8,664 miles round trip

3,829 lbs CO2

That's equivalent to....

  • Leaving a 60 watt light bulb on for 46,582 hours! (That's 1,941 days or a little more than 5 years)
  • It would take 80 years for a mature tree to absorb this much CO2!   

*These values were obtained using the rates from http://www.terrapass.com/carbon-footprint-calculator/#air with 1-stop flights to and from the destination.

Norway

Norwegian Landscape

**Thanks to Jacob Pugh, Bryanna Plog and Matt Mueller for the photos (2009-2010)