Turo is offsetting 100% of its estimated global carbon emissions by investing in greenhouse gas-reducing projects
Let’s travel responsibly
Smarter, more efficient use of resources is at the very core of the Turo marketplace and our mission to put the world’s cars to better use. Taking concrete action to make our platform carbon-neutral is an important continuation of our efforts to make car travel more sustainable.
Why offset carbon emissions?
The planet we love to explore faces an unfolding climate crisis, and travelers are looking for ways to make their journeys more sustainable. We believe it’s our collective responsibility to lighten our carbon footprints and do what we can today to contribute to a greener tomorrow.
Turo is proud to be the first organization in the car sharing or car rental industries to commit to carbon neutrality. We’ve seen our platform help to reduce car ownership and encourage electric vehicle adoption, and investing in carbon offsets helps to further promote a positive environmental impact while empowering our community with the confidence to travel and share their cars responsibly.
How does carbon offsetting work?
Turo purchases carbon offsets by investing in high-quality, verified emission reduction projects through a partnership with leading carbon offset developer Bluesource. These projects help combat climate change and balance out our carbon footprint through responsible forestry (trees absorb carbon dioxide) and improving efficiency in commercial trucking.
This commitment will offset emissions based on an estimated total number of miles driven on all Turo trips, as well as all emissions from our global office footprint.
What does this mean for you?
The bottom line for our community is simple: Turo hosts and guests can rest easy building their businesses and satisfying their wanderlust, knowing that the carbon they create will be offset by these innovative green projects — with no extra costs or fees.
Carbon offset projects
We’re currently investing in a few fantastic projects that work in transportation efficiency, ecological conservation, and responsible forestry — work that hits close to home for us and our community.
Darkwoods agriculture forestry
The Darkwoods project in British Columbia includes 135,400 acres of diverse forests — from temperate rainforests to biologically unique “snow forests” — connected to an existing network of parks and wildlife areas, creating 250,000 acres of protected area for wide-ranging wildlife to roam freely. By maintaining forest CO2 stocks above the regional baseline, Darkwoods provides significant climate impact by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with logging.
JB Hunt transportation efficiency project
The JB Hunt Intermodal project reduces the number of semi-trucks on US highways from coast to coast, resulting in lower air emissions, improved highway safety, and less wear and tear on roads and infrastructure. The pioneering project sets an example for logistics companies across the US to prioritize environmental responsibility when moving goods, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transport of each item by 50%.
Kootznoowoo forestry project
The Kootznoowoo Project protects 20,159 acres of forest on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, including approximately 8,000 acres of old-growth forest. The land is home to several wildlife species, as well as 12 fish-bearing streams. The project is owned by the native Haida and Tlingit people and managed in common with the US Forest Service, and, in addition to preserving the woodland ecosystem, the project helps support an education fund for the native community.
Another way to minimize your emissions on the road is by driving energy-efficient vehicles. The popularity of EVs and hybrids on Turo has always been strong and continues to grow, so if you’re interested in sampling the electric lifestyle, this is the best place to do it!Browse green vehicles on Turo