• <b>Plant a Tree to Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!</b>

Carbon offset my study abroad program

At CEPA, we care about people, the environment, and feel responsible to protect the planet for future generations. We strive to provide study abroad programs with limited impact on the environment. 

1. Estimate your CO2 emissions

2. Determine how many trees need to be planted per person

Choose from our preset offset options below which use average daily CO2 emission amounts set by the UNFCCC 2017 Data released in 2019 

Source: Provided by the Green Initiative for CEPA.

CO2 emissions in kg
Number of trees needed to offset the amount of CO2Minimum donation needed to plant and maintain 1 or more trees 
333 kg or less1 tree$10Donate
334 - 666 kg2 trees$20Donate
667- 1,000 kg3 trees$30Donate
1,001 - 1,300 kg4 trees$40Donate

Your donation will help fund the reforestation and ecological projects in the Osa Conservation Area of Costa Rica that address climate change and support the local community.

Offset your flight(s)

If you would like to offset your domestic and international flights, you can calculate the total carbon emissions at the ICAO website. Once you know how much CO2 needs to be offset, you can donate through CEPA’s Carbon Reduction Project in Costa Rica and also through CEPA's Carbon Compensation through Certified Emission Reductions (CER's).

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).