NEC Corporation has decided to take action to protect the planet: they currently offer tours in which they plant trees that offset CO2
emissions. For instance, NEC took 20 employees to Kangaroo Island, Australia
and each of them planted at least 10 trees each. For these tours, NEC expects to not only offset the carbon, but also to reach a net reduction of about four tons of CO2
, twice the estimated emissions produced by the tour.
Another example was a "Recovery Tour" in which a beach at Okinawa was cleaned. They estimated that each participant produced 180 kg of CO2
, so the equivalent in trees was planted in Kangaroo Island. I guess Vatican City
has it still easier.
The tours started in 2003 and the company expects to increase them.
[Source: Japan for Sustainability]