The choice of which project would first offset the rideshares was in the hands of the BlaBlaCar community. BlaBlaCar members had the opportunity to choose their preferred myclimate project between “Energy from FSC Wood Waste in the Amazon Rainforest”, “Re-Greening the Island with Efficient Cookers” on Madagascar and “Cooking with Corncobs instead of Coal” in the Shanxi province of China. In the chosen Madagascar project, myclimate supported the manufacture and distribution of efficient cookers and climate-friendly solar cookers. Additionally, the sensitization of pupils about environmental protection as well as the reforestation of two seedlings per cook stove sold were part of that project.
With over 40 million members, BlaBlaCar is the largest long-distance rideshare app in the world. Per quarter, 12 million travellers around the world trust BlaBlaCar to organize their trips and split their travel costs.
As long as the era of combustion motors continues, it will be our goal to make private mobility on the streets CO2-neutral. For this reason, we will institute standard offsetting for the CO2-emissions of all rideshares in Germany that are booked on BlaBlaCar. We are very glad to have found such a strong partner as myclimate for this pioneer project.