Partnership with Tomorrow's Air | GeoEx

Partnership with Tomorrow’s Air

Floating icebergs in Disko Bay, Greenland

At Geographic Expeditions we’ve long been committed to helping promote travel as a source of funding for local livelihoods and wildlife and nature conservation efforts. We’re proud to add climate education and carbon removal to our sustainability initiatives. 

Inspired by nature and in recognition of the impact of travel on our climate, Geographic Expeditions is joining Tomorrow’s Air, supporting climate action education in travel and accelerating the development of carbon removal with permanent storage solutions.

We learned that alongside conventional carbon offsetting and natural climate solutions, new carbon removal and storage technologies are also needed to help us clean up the trillion tons of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Scientists estimate that carbon dioxide will need to be removed at the scale of over 10 gigatons per year by 2050. With the current capacity for removal at less than one gigaton per year, Geographic Expeditions is proud to join Tomorrow’s Air to help activate broad support for carbon removal with permanent storage in order to restore our climate.

Beginning in June 2022, Geographic Expeditions is offering guests the opportunity to make a contribution to Tomorrow’s Air in the amount of $40. The contribution pays for:

  • An order for 28kgs carbon to be removed and permanently stored via direct air capture with geologic storage
  • Inspiring traveler education about meaningful climate action to grow the carbon removal community and help restore our climate

As a global community, travel holds immense potential to support our society’s transition to sustainability. Millions of travelers along with countless travel companies around the world form a potentially powerful collective to embrace climate-conscious travel and support innovative carbon removal solutions that will be needed alongside our forests, oceans, and soils to absorb and store carbon dioxide.

Tomorrow’s Air is dedicated to activating the global community of travelers through inspiring climate education, and providing a way for individuals to help accelerate necessary carbon removal innovations such as direct air capture. 

Direct Air Capture

With direct air capture, carbon collectors capture carbon dioxide from ambient air. Air is drawn into the collector with a fan, and adheres to a filter within the collector. Once the filter is saturated, the collector is closed, and the temperature is increased, releasing pure carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is dissolved in water, just as a soda machine makes sparkling water.

How direct air capture and mineralization works
Source: Climeworks via Tomorrow’s Air

This water mixed with carbon dioxide is then injected deep underground into basaltic rock in Iceland. The basaltic rocks release metals that mix with the carbon dioxide in the water and turn this carbon dioxide into stone. The process safely and permanently removes the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere since rocks cannot leak out of the ground. The entire process is powered by geothermal energy.

Why Tomorrow’s Air?

Creative, consistent, and focused education is necessary to inspire a global community to action for carbon removal with permanent storage. Tomorrow’s Air is leading the effort in travel, convening and engaging travelers in the cause, purposefully empowering and expanding our powerful global travel community.

Travelers who want to do more are invited to:

Let’s band together to restore our climate.

We All Share the Same Air

Carbon dioxide is extremely well-mixed in our atmosphere: emissions from one part of the world mix in with emissions from other parts of the world. When we reduce the concentration of atmosphere carbon dioxide—regardless of where on Earth the reduction occurs—the entire atmosphere, and all of us on Earth who are protected by it, benefit.

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