Next time you puddle jump to an ecolodge in Costa Rica, consider hopping aboard a NatureAir flight. You’ll be flying high, and supporting the first and only carbon neutral airline in the world. Recently honored by the International Community for Ecotourism, NatureAir voluntarily compensates 100 percent of its carbon emissions through the conservation of tropical, Costa Rican rain forests.

The airline, which became carbon neutral before the craze—three years ago—is currently keeping 130 hectares of tropical forest in the Osa Peninsula protected from clear cutting and ranching to provide communities with competitive income.

Says the airline marketing rep, Alexi Huntley, “We decided to go carbon neutral because we wanted to help the environment and saw an opportunity to remedy it. The fact that we have become a catalyst for change is icing on the cake.”

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