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


From yoga gear to meditation DVDs, shop Gaiam through MileagePlus Shopping and earn 3 miles for every dollar spent on all your health and wellness needs. For over 25 years, Gaiam has been dedicated to providing solutions for healthy and eco-conscious living.

Shop now at Gaiam

Home Depot

Shop online at to bring green home with a range of eco-options to conserve energy, water and more through MileagePlus Shopping and earn 1 mile for every dollar you spend. The Home Depot is your partner in environmental sustainability.

Shop now at Home Depot


Earn 2 miles for every dollar you spend on Rodale's responsibly sourced organic apparel, wellness and beauty products when you shop through MileagePlus Shopping. Rodale's beautifully designed products meet the highest standards for personal safety and environmental health.

Shop now at Rodale's

Vinesse Earth-Friendly Wine Club

Vinesse Earth-Friendly Wine Club features wines grown at vineyards that use environmentally friendly viticulture methods. Earn up to 1,000 MileagePlus award miles when you join the wine club today, and you can receive up to 48 bottles of eco-friendly wine per year. You can also earn up to 7 miles per dollar spent on individual wines.

Join the Vinesse Earth-Friendly Wine Club

Viva Terra

Shop Viva Terra and earn 2 miles for every dollar you spend through MileagePlus Shopping. Find eco-style home and gift products that merge the highest standards of elegant design with a passion for preserving natural resources. Viva Terra provides a single source for environmentally sustainable, socially responsible artisan creations.

Other United sustainability initiatives

Featuring Cowshed products in our onboard amenity kits

We are now partnering with Cowshed Spa, the premium spa and lifestyle brand of London-based Soho House & Co., to offer award-winning products made from wildcrafted, organic and fairly traded ingredients. Cowshed's line is made from sustainable resources and natural botanicals, and contains no parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates, animal ingredients or artificial fragrance or colors. Customers can find Cowshed products onboard our aircraft, in our premium cabin amenity kits, and in more than a dozen United ClubSM locations and other lounges worldwide.

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.

Eco-Skies upcycled travel bag

We are committed to reusing and recycling materials throughout our business. When we replaced the Fly the Friendly Skies banner advertisements displayed at Chicago O'Hare, we partnered with Columbia College Chicago and Re:new to upcycle the fabric into durable, fashionable travel bags.