If you are flying from the San Francisco International Airport, you can start to feel just a bit better about your contribution to the environment. The airport now has three kiosks available where passengers can pay a voluntary fee to counteract their flight’s carbon emissions.

A traveler will visit a kiosk and enter their flight details to see just how many pounds of carbon dioxide they will be offsetting. The machine charges $13.50 per ton.

According to U.S.A. Today, a round-trip from the San Francisco International Airport to New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport would cost $23.42 a person.

Out of the $13.50 per ton voluntary fee charged, $12 then funds reforestation in Mendocino County. The final $1.50 helps San Francisco environmental programs.

When flying from the San Francisco International Airport, you’ll want to choose off airport parking through AirportParkingReservations.com. This will mean you can drive your hybrid or electric car to the airport, staying just as “green” and environmentally friendly as you choose to. Best of all, when you choose off airport parking you’ll have the free time to use one of these kiosks and know you are making yet another difference for the environment. Unlike many who travel through the airport, you won’t be rushing because your cab was late or you are getting out of an overcrowded airport shuttle service. Using off airport parking is the #1 travel time choice for the savvy traveler.

When traveling from San Francisco, choose from the following off airport parking facilities:

SkyPark Outdoor Parking

SkyPark Indoor Parking

Anza Parking


AVR Parking

Burlingame Airport Parking

San Francisco Airport Marriott

Clarion Hotel SFO

Park SFO Outdoor Parking

Park ‘N Fly

Park SFO Covered Parking

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2009-09-20-san-francisco-airport-kiosks_N.htm