Offset your carbon footprint and create life-changing moments for you and the generations to come.

WorldStrides Canada has partnered with Carbonzero to provide our participants with carbon neutral travel experiences.

No matter where your tour takes you, rest assured that your climate impact is mitigated using quality carbon offsets that support projects focused on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve carbon neutrality on your travel program, WorldStrides' Choose Earth program enables you to offset the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated by your travel.

travellers have made their trip carbon neutral!
tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) offset to date.


At WorldStrides, we Choose Earth—it's our way of building environmental and social responsibility into the ethos and outcomes of our business practices and educational programs. We believe that these programs should be adventurous and focus on learning about our most challenging societal problems, all circling back to our dedication to a sustainable future. As an educational provider, we hold a special platform and opportunity to allow participants to engage in sustainable thinking while minimizing our company’s carbon footprint on program and in the office.

About the Program


A carbon offset is a credit for real and verified reductions of greenhouse gas emissions developed to compensate or “offset” an equivalent greenhouse gas emission from another source that cannot be easily eliminated. Its purpose is to assist in the mitigation of global warming by compensating or “offsetting” an emissions-producing activity by investing into offsets that contribute to new emissions avoidance and reduction technologies.

WorldStrides Canada submits annual offset purchases to our partner, Carbonzero, and receives a digital carbon offset certificate in return. Each purchase is serialized and certificate numbers can be tracked in the Carbonzero Registry to confirm the offset has been retired.

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Final participant pricing (which already incorporates our company match) can be found below. Pricing is based on an offset cost of $18.50 per tCO2e for the El Sito Project.

Motorcoach programs: $0.50
North America flight programs: $10
International flight programs*: $19

*Hawaii and Alaska flight tours fall under the international flight program pricing. Please note that carbon emissions from your hotel, meals, and program activities are not included in this offset purchase.If you would like to offset these aspects of your tour, read our FAQ to learn more. Pricing includes a 13% HST charged by Carbonzero on all offset purchases.


Carbonzero is a Canadian-based supplier of greenhouse gas measurement and carbon offsetting solutions. For over 15 years, their expert team has assisted organizations, governments, individuals, and NGOs in measuring, managing, and mitigating their climate impact while supporting projects that protect nature and give back to local communities. Headquartered in Toronto, Carbonzero is the official carbon offset provider for WestJet Airlines and a number of other Canadian brands.

Learn more about Carbonzero's mission and current and completed projects.


WorldStrides Canada has selected the Malawi Safe Water Supply Project as the destination for our travellers’ carbon offsets. This project targets communities in Malawi that rely on boiling water as their primary source of purification, a practice that contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation due to the need to collect and burn large amounts of firewood. This project contributes to a reduction of 245,000 tonnes of carbon annually through the repair and creation of clean water boreholes.

Click here to read about the impact of our last project: The San Antonio El Sitio Wind Power Project.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Malawi Safe Water Supply Project addresses four of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015.


Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

The Malawi Safe Water Supply Project creates a tangible and outsized improvement in access to potable water, reducing the rates of communicable diseases contracted through unsafe drinking water. Elongated exposure to indoor open fires increases the risk of developing diseases such as pneumonia, heart disease, strokes, and lung cancer due to inhaling smoke. Therefore, by creating boreholes the long-term health of those previously affected by the necessity to boil water over open fires will improve. 


Goal 5: Gender Equality

By providing clean drinking water and reducing the time and resources spent on water collection and purification, the Malawi Safe Water Supply Project enables all members of the community to equally devote time and energy to business, education, and agricultural endeavors. Women and children are the most disproportionately impacted by the need to tend fires and collect firewood for boiling water. The creation of boreholes allows women more freedom to pursue other endeavors both around and outside the home, as well as afford children more time to attend school.


Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

In 2022, 2.2 billion people around the world lacked access to safe drinking water and hand-washing facilities. By repairing and creating reliable sources of potable water, the Malawi Safe Water Supply Project provides a higher standard of sanitation, which increases community hygiene. This also allows families to redirect funds previously allocated for doctors’ visits and medicine for other household needs.


Goal 13: Climate Action

Global warming is causing irreparable damage to our planet. The Malawi Safe Water Supply Project mitigates this impact by lowering the amount of timber required by a household, reducing amounts of deforestation and carbon emissions through the burning of firewood.

To learn more about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Offset Certificates

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Sustainability Resources

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TED-Ed's Earth School

Take part in one or all of the 30 quests offered by the Earth School to help your students better understand and celebrate our natural world.


United Nations Organization

Visit the United Nations Headquarters in New York from the comfort of your classroom to learn about the history and essential role of this organization.

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EU Teacher Academy - Addressing the Global Climate Crisis

Browse through this selection of lesson plans and projects to help sensitize your students to the climate crisis.

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WorldStrides Canada Blog Post

Dan Fraleigh, CEO of Carbonzero, speaks about carbon reduction projects and the effects they have on both local communities and the greater environment.


Measuring Our Impact

Review the positive outcomes we’ve been able to make with the San Antonio El Sitio Wind Power Project in our 2024 Project Impact Report!


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