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Sustainable travel products and services

We know that our customers want to travel more sustainably, so we’re working within United and with our partners to offer more eco-friendly products and services for your entire journey.

United Eco-Skies® CarbonChoice carbon offset program
Through the Eco-Skies CarbonChoice program, United offers customers and businesses the opportunity to purchase carbon offsets to reduce the carbon footprint associated with their air travel and cargo shipments.

Learn more or purchase carbon offsets

United Eco-Skies Vacations
Eco-Skies Vacations packages provide the same great deals on flight and accommodation packages as United Vacations, but showcase destinations and travel options that put an emphasis on the environment.

Explore Eco-Skies Vacations

Bandwagon rideshare
Bandwagon, a ridesharing service, helps customers identify others traveling in their direction to or from Newark International Airport so they can share a cab. In addition to saving money, Bandwagon helps reduce the traffic congestion, vehicle emissions and pollution associated with single-rider ground transportation.

Find a ride with Bandwagon

NRG Home Solar
Qualifying homeowners in CA, CT, MA, NJ and NY can outfit their homes with solar panels to produce renewable energy by harnessing the power of the sun. In addition, you can earn 5,000 award miles just for completing a consultation with a solar advisor and an additional 25,000 miles if you sign a lease with NRG Home Solar and install a solar system. Terms and conditions apply and not everyone will qualify. Please see our website for additional details.

Find out more about going solar

Other United sustainability initiatives

Improving our facilities

We are investing in making our facilities more energy efficient. Our corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification, and we're installing sustainable design elements like energy-efficient lighting and mechanical systems in several of our United Club locations and airport terminals around the world. The new United terminals in Houston and San Francisco have also achieved LEED certification.

Recycling and responsibly managing waste

We have implemented a continuous-improvement review process to enhance our sustainability, waste reduction and fuel efficiency practices and evaluate the environmental impact of the products we use throughout our operations. Over the past seven years, we've recycled 27.8 million pounds of aluminum cans, paper and plastic from our flights and our facilities. And in 2014, we replaced the polystyrene cups used on board our aircraft with recyclable, hot beverage cups made from up to 50 percent recycled materials.