Green Tickets shrinks carbon footprints by providing travelers with the climate impact of their routes in order to reduce energy consumption, while still accounting for affordability and speed of travel

Just about everyone loves to travel, but the environmental toll of transportation is getting harder and harder to ignore. But a new site meant to encourage green travel is making it easier to see the world while protecting it. Green Tickets, which launched last year, allows travelers to enter their beginning and end points for any trip they want to take within Europe.

The service then collects data and provides users with a list of routes from various methods of transport, much like any other travel app.

What differentiates it from its competitors, though, is that it also informs users on how much carbon dioxide will be released into the air as a result. Green Tickets compares the possible routes by bus, train, plane and other travel methods, listing not only the cost and estimated time of the route, but also the total amount of emissions.

“At Green Tickets we love to travel, but we also believe we can no longer ignore the climate impact of our travelling. To decrease our impact we don't need to travel less, but we do need to travel differently: choosing the train or bus instead of the plane. For many destinations within Europe these more sustainable alternatives to flying can actually be cheaper and sometimes even faster as well,” Green Tickets co-founder Jeppe Bijker told PSFK.

According to Forbes, if given the opportunity, 87% of consumers would buy a product if there was a social or environmental benefit associated with it. Green Tickets reinvents how people reach their destination by showing the physical impacts each mode of transportation has on the Earth.

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Just about everyone loves to travel, but the environmental toll of transportation is getting harder and harder to ignore. But a new site meant to encourage green travel is making it easier to see the world while protecting it. Green Tickets, which launched last year, allows travelers to enter their beginning and end points for any trip they want to take within Europe.

The service then collects data and provides users with a list of routes from various methods of transport, much like any other travel app.