Updated July 2023
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UC Berkeley Business Air Travel Carbon Mitigation Program
The Office of Sustainability worked in partnership with the travel office, IT and campus financial groups–and in consultation with campus leadership–to launch the UC Berkeley Business Air Travel Carbon Mitigation Program! This program mitigates the high environmental impacts of UC Berkeley’s business air travel by funding campus projects that reduce our carbon footprint.
The carbon mitigation fee ($10 for domestic trips, $25 for offshore/international trips) is assessed for business air travel trips that are funded by UC unrestricted funds upon submission of the travel report. Additionally, 22 units have opted into the program to cover the fee for air trips booked with restricted funds via a once a year true-up. Fees collected are invested on-campus for innovative and necessary projects. Some of these projects will also save the campus money, particularly those that reduce energy use or the need to travel.
The Business Air Travel Carbon Mitigation Program is designed so UC Berkeley business travelers can continue to book flights with no changes to the booking and reimbursement process. Learn more about the Business Air Travel Carbon Mitigation Program at the Office of Sustainability’s website. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org any additional questions.
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Learn how to be more sustainable and reduce your travel- related carbon footprint on the UC Travel website.