Frequently Asked Questions

Tomorrow's Air

What is Tomorrow’s Air?

Tomorrow’s Air is a collective of passionate travelers cleaning carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Carbon Removal Projects

What is carbon removal?

Carbon removal means taking carbon from the atmosphere and permanently storing it.

“Carbon removal can also be referred to as carbon dioxide removal (CDR) or carbon drawdown, is the process of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and locking it away for decades or centuries in plants, soils, oceans, rocks, saline aquifers, depleted oil wells, or long- lived products like cement. Scientists have proposed many different methods of carbon removal. Some of these are already in use at relatively small scales, whereas others remain in the early stages of research and development. Technologies and practices for implementing carbon removal are often called negative emissions technologies (NETs).” (American University Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy)

The terms carbon neutral, carbon negative, and net-zero, long familiar to scientists and environmentalists, are beginning to pop up in corporate press releases. Recently, corporations from sectors ranging from aviation to finance to retail have made commitments to an emerging form of climate action called carbon removal.

Why is carbon removal important?

Earth’s atmosphere now contains so much CO2 that even if all emissions halted tomorrow, we would still have to clean our atmosphere because it takes hundreds to thousands of years to remove by natural processes alone. Scientists agree that carbon removal is necessary to avoid dangerous climate change.

What are the various ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere?

There are several ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At Tomorrow’s Air, we are focused on direct air capture and storage as it minimally impacts the environment, uses little water, and requires far less land use than other leading carbon removal technologies and methods.

List of carbon removal technologies and methods (learn more):
• Biochar
• Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
• Coastal blue carbon
• Direct air capture with carbon storage (DACCS)
• Enhanced mineralization/weathering
• Forestation and forest restoration
• Ocean alkalinization
• Soil carbon sequestration

How does carbon removal differ from offsetting?

Conventional offsetting for emissions is not the same as removal with permanent storage. With carbon offsetting, the purchaser of the offset compensates for its own emissions by paying someone else to avoid emissions elsewhere. Carbon offsetting project examples include sustaining a forest for example or supporting renewable energy projects. While these are valuable and beneficial they cannot solve our problem alone.

Carbon removal, also known as carbon dioxide removal or negative emissions technologies, has been receiving increased attention from corporations since the landmark IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C identified it as crucial to limiting global warming below 1.5°C and warned that the world can no longer hit this target without it.

Tomorrow’s Air offers direct air capture carbon removal with permanent storage using the technology pioneered by our partner, Climeworks.

While conventional offsets result in emissions reduction they do not lead to the zero and negative emissions that we need to keep global heating in check. Tomorrow’s Air carbon removal with permanent storage physically removes carbon dioxide emissions that are difficult to otherwise avoid.

The carbon removal provided through Tomorrow’s Air in partnership with Climeworks is further fully measurable, as every ton of carbon dioxide removed from the air and stored underground can be precisely measured using standard industry measurement equipment.

Why are you starting with direct air capture and storage?

At Tomorrow’s Air, we are focused on direct air capture and storage to begin as it minimally impacts the environment, uses little water, and requires far less land use than other leading carbon removal technologies and methods.

In addition, Climeworks carbon removal is verifiable, permanent, and additional. Their science is able to demonstrate exactly how much carbon is being injected and locked underground. CO2 sequestered in basaltic rock under Iceland, where they operate, will remain in that form for millions of years, meaning a zero probability of re-release into the atmosphere.

Climeworks' projects are guaranteed to be additional, meaning that they would not have happened if Climeworks had not invested in the infrastructure to sequester that carbon dioxide.

How do I participate in carbon removal?

You can purchase a subscription to Tomorrow’s Air and we clean the air for you. You receive a confirmation of your carbon clean up, plus additional benefits.

For $10 a month annually, you can clean 85 kgs from the atmosphere - almost 12 heavy bowling balls worth of carbon dioxide, or a 187 pounds equivalent bodyweight in CO2. That’s heavy! You receive monthly confirmation of your carbon clean up, and recognition for your leadership with your name on our site.

For $28 a month annually, you can clean 255 kgs worth of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or two-thirds of a Grand Piano (450 kgs). You receive monthly confirmation of your carbon clean up and recognition for your leadership with your name on our site.

For $75 a month annually, you can clean 600 kgs worth of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which is equivalent to more than the average weight of an adult, male grizzly bear (521 kgs). You receive monthly confirmation of your carbon clean up and be featured as a Tomorrow’s Air Ambassador with an expanded profile on this site.

Does the carbon removal I purchase improve the environment/air quality in my area?

Carbon removal takes carbon dioxide out of the ambient atmosphere, this benefits everyone regardless of where you live. It is not the same however, as cleaning pollution - particulate matter - from a specific area.

How does Tomorrow’s Air ensure that its direct air capture carbon removal with permanent storage is really making a difference?

Climeworks is able to demonstrate exactly how much carbon is being transferred and locked underground. CO2 sequestered in the basaltic rock under Iceland, where they operate, will remain in that form for millions of years, meaning a zero probability of re-release into the atmosphere. Also, Climeworks' projects are guaranteed to be additional, meaning that they would not have happened if Climeworks had not invested in the infrastructure to sequester that carbon dioxide.

Finally, they offer a way to invest in carbon removal specifically as opposed to other mitigation strategies, which is of increasing interest to various parties who want to help create a climate positive future.

The more people we inspire to remove carbon dioxide from the air, the more the market interest for carbon removal will increase – accelerating the progress of the whole industry.

Doing Buisness with Tomorrow's Air

Do I own the carbon removal that my Tomorrow’s Air credit pays for?

Yes, you receive a one-time or monthly certificate of your carbon removal purchase(s) from Climeworks.

What is Tomorrow’s Air refund policy?

Tomorrow’s Air recurring purchases come with a satisfaction guarantee. We do not provide refunds for carbon dioxide removed, but if you are not satisfied with your carbon removal, you may discontinue your subscription at any time. Your previous transaction will be your last. Send us an email at pioneers@climeworks.com to cancel.

How is Tomorrow’s Air different from other carbon removal companies?

Tomorrow’s Air connects travelers with carbon removal and provides distinctive benefits to you as a traveler. Tomorrow’s Air is the only organization also offering individuals who purchase carbon removal travel benefits and amplification of their action through ongoing education and outreach. Tomorrow’s Air extends the reach and influence of each individual who purchases a carbon removal plan.

Is Tomorrow’s Air non-profit or for-profit?

Tomorrow’s Air is a for-profit social enterprise initiative driven by purpose and managed by the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Your purchases directly support carbon removal, and the remaining funds support carbon removal education and awareness building to inspire others to follow your lead. The more travellers we attract to the Tomorrow’s Air collective, the bigger the impact we make together and clean up harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

No, carbon removal through Tomorrow’s Air is not tax deductible.

Can I deduct my Tomorrow’s Air purchase from my taxes?

You can purchase a subscription to Tomorrow’s Air and we clean the air for you. You receive a confirmation of your carbon clean up, plus additional benefits.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Email us at climate@tomorrowsair.com.

Future of Tomorrow's Air

What are Tomorrow’s Air’s next steps?

We are only getting started. We will continue to build our community and expand our outreach. Get in touch with us if you would like to get involved.

How can I get involved with Tomorrow’s Air?

If you are a traveler who’d like to clean up carbon from the atmosphere, join us! Learn more here.

If you are an artist, share with us your vision for Tomorrow’s Air. Partnership guidance and submission form are located here.

If you are a tourism board, destination, or travel company, learn about our partnership opportunities by emailing Christina@tomorrowsair.com.

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