The Asia Institute Offsets 10% of International Education Flight Emissions

The Asia Institute partnered with Roots & Shoots’ Million Tree Project by purchasing trees to offset the international flight caused by its programs.

Online PR News – 01-December-2015 – Santa Fe – In December 2015, the Asia Institute recommitted to its partnership with Shanghai Roots & Shoots’ Million Tree Project by purchasing 20 trees in Inner Mongolia to offset 10% of the international flight emissions for all students and faculty traveling on Asia Institute programs. The Asia Institute remains one of very few international education organizations to offset the emissions created by study abroad experiences.

The Asia Institute’s commitment to environmental sustainability was born out of realization that it is possible to reduce the negative effects caused by international travel for educational purposes. In 2015, over 300 students and faculty traveled to Asia on Xplore Asia Programs creating nearly 50,000kgs of CO2 emissions.

The Asia Institute will continue its annual contribution to the Million Tree Project, and plans to increase the number of trees it purchases, to further offset the international flight emissions created by Asia Institute programs by 2018. Bradley A Feuling, Chairman and CEO of the Asia Institute states, “We continue to dream big, and it is our goal to offset 100% of the emissions created by our university partners for their educational programs in Asia. We are proud of our partnership with Shanghai Roots & Shoots’ Million Tree Project, and appreciate their support to help us achieve this goal.”

Shanghai Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project
Shanghai Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project, which began in 2007, aims to raise community awareness of the Earth’s precious environment while focusing on steps individuals can take to lessen their negative impact on the natural world. By planting trees in Inner Mongolia, the Million Tree Project is designed to improve both ecological and humanitarian conditions there. Shanghai Roots & Shoots is a part of the Jane Goodall Institute Global Network.

About the Asia Institute
The Asia Institute was founded in 2006 by connecting the four key sectors of society (private, public, not-for-profit and education) through a partnership network with a mission to build the leading education platform connecting Asia with the rest of the world. Over the past eight years, the Asia Institute has worked with over 1350 students and faculty, and has quickly become a leading host partner for many educational institutions in areas such as short-term programs, student recruitment, experiential learning, faculty exchange, and career development.

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