If the average American was an airplane, we’d be about as fuel efficient as an old Boeing 707. We consume roughly 76,646 pounds of food in a lifetime, which averages out to digesting six elephants. Because we balance that consumption over time and use the consumed energy as we go, we thankfully don’t weigh what we consume. But also like an airplane, our environment is a giant weight and balance equation. We can take from our earth, but what we give back doesn’t always balance the scales. There is imminent concern about each industry’s role in the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, so business aviation is taking the issue head on, into the wind.