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Carbon Offsetting

  • Carbon Offsetting

    What is Carbon offsetting?
    Each time we heat our homes, take a flight or drive the car, CO2 is added into the atmosphere. CO2 is a greenhouse gas that is released when fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal are burnt.

    Offsetting means paying someone to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere by the same amount that your activities add. In this way you can 'neutralise' or 'balance' the CO2 added by your activities.

    Offsetting enables you to repair the damage done by your emissions by funding sustainable energy projects that reduce C02.

    You can offset easily, check at the link below to find out just how much C02 you will emit. Next time you book a flight go to this website to build a carbon profile that you may choose to Offset.

    http://www.climatecare.org

    Why offset?
    Every hour we fly, each of us produces about 0.1 tonnes of C02. For example, on a return trip to Pisa from London you will fly for four hours - your CO2 emissions are .27 tonnes at a cost of 2.06 GBP

    that's the same as:
    Leaving the hairdryer on for two weeks, or
    Boiling the kettle non-stop for 13 days, or
    Running the TV & games console for six months, or
    Leaving the TV on standby for 18 years, or
    Running the car for 5 days

    Where would the money go?

    Your money would go to Climate Care, an organisation dedicated to reducing global warming. They fund projects that cut greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries, benefiting local communities.

    How much does it cost to offset?
    Every time you book a flight the calculator at http://www.climatecare.org/ will tell you how much C02 you emit and how much it costs to offset. The cost ranges from 0.50 to 0.90 GPB for every hour in the air. For example, to offset a direct return flight costs:

    London to Pisa: 2.06 GBP
    Manchester to Rome: 2.81 GBP
    Dublin to Venice: 2.65 GBP

    Consider Carbon Offsetting every time you fly.



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Getting in tune with such an intelligent animal like a horse is rejuvenating for body and soul: cross the Chianti countryside paths led by an expert guide, admire those world famous hills covered by olive groves and vineyards and get in tune with nature, your horse and yourself.

Highlights:

  • Private tour for couple and small groups
  • Departure from an agreed meeting point or from your hotel at 09:30 am
  • Horse riding between vineyards and olive groves
  • Transfer by car to the winery where the experience takes place
  • Tuscan meal + 4 wine tastings
  • Return to our agreed meeting point or drop off to your hotel
  • Languages: Italian, English + French and Spanish on request

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A visit to Cortona and Montepulciano is a special encounter with history, great food, and high quality wine.
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After Cortona, you will continue your journey by visiting the hill town of Montepulciano, home of the famous “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano,” a wine that originated in the 1300s. Another fascinating attribute of Montepulciano is that it is one of the only places in the world where there are ancient underground cellars, right in the heart of the town, that date back to Etruscan times.

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Tour Length: 3 hours.

Dates: every season.
Departure Point: From your accommodation. Please note that the rate includes a pick-up and drop-off in Florence. Driver can be arranged to pick you from the place you stay in any region within Tuscany.
Departure Time: between 8.00-12.00 am or between 1.00-5.00 pm
Days of Week: From Tuesday to Sunday. Monday the Accademy Gallery is closed.
Note: This tour is offered by a Licensed Tour Guide, specialized in Foreign Languages and in Art History

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