It’s official. Several Travel Weekly staff have been carbon neutralised.

Thanks to Avis and environmental group Future Forests, a nationwide carbon offset scheme has been launched to counteract the effect of carbon dioxide emissions.

Backchat received a certificate which states that 15 trees have been planted on our behalf, ensuring all Backchat’s personal carbon emissions will be offset for a year. It does not mean that personal – we’re talking the burning of fossil fuels which contribute to global warmingÉ and not just a lot of hot air!