Submitted by: ACRE Investment Management
Posted: Jul 18, 2017 – 03:00 PM EST
MANASSAS, Va., Jul. 18 /CSRwire/ - Skyway Air Taxi is the first air charter service in the United States to become carbon neutral. In partnership with Forest Green, a division of ACRE Investment Management (AIM), Skyway has offset all of the emissions generated by their 2016 flights - and will do so for 2017 as well.
“We are thrilled that Skyway has taken this bold, industry leading step,” said Chandler Van Voorhis of AIM. “They have set a high bar for others in the industry. Neutralizing their impact through tree planting not only cleans the air but also cleans the water, protect endangered species, and helps control flooding. Trees are nature’s technology and can reverse the impact of human activity on the environment.”
Skyway Air Taxi based in Manassas, Virginia, is a private air taxi providing clients the opportunity to fly direct on their own schedule affordably. Offering service for business, leisure, and last minute travel, Skyway reaches a wide swath of consumers.
Charles Schefer, Co-founder and GM of Skyway, said; “Becoming the first carbon neutral air charter service is the right thing for the environment and it’s another example of how Skyway differentiates itself in the broader marketplace. Since our founding in 2006, we’ve continually focused on forward-thinking innovation and this example is no exception. For Skyway, carbon neutrality was simply a no-brainer. I sincerely hope others in the industry will join us by making the same commitment. It’s in our collective best interests to protect and preserve this small planet we all inhabit.”
Forest Green, based in The Plains, VA, works in partnership with businesses and individuals doing consumer carbon transactions, to mitigate the carbon footprint of their activities. Forest Green’s offsets are generated by GreenTrees, another division of AIM. GreenTrees is the nation’s largest generator of reforestation carbon credits. The company has restored 130,000 acres of land along the Mississippi River in partnership with private landowners.
“Skyway is just the kind of forward thinking company we value as a partner -someone willing to step out and be a leader within their industry,” said ACRE Investment Management CEO, Dutch Van Voorhis.
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