Your Footprint Cont.
We have 5 Ratings:
We do not accept a product that we rate as “Heavy”. If the initial footprint is Heavy, but the underlying experience is worthy of support, then we work with our local Expert Partners to reduce the footprint, or we price in an additional contribution to support our Community Programmes.
Minimum current acceptable rating, with us continuing to work with our Local Partners to reduce it to “Light”. Additional contribution to the Foundation can also achieve the required offsets to reduce a footprint to “Light”.
Now we are starting to get happy. Your positive impacts through visiting and supporting local businesses and community projects are offsetting your carbon footprint and resource use. We are also achieving positive impacts through the profits we make from your booking.
It is a challenge to reach this rating, as not only are we overcoming a carbon footprint, but also the impact of your use of limited resources. Only through partial giving back of your time or additional sponsorship, can you reach this rating, for many of our products.
This one is for our Volunteering, Internships and some our Retreats, Hosted Learning and Collective Adventures projects. The energy and time you provide to the places you visit outweighs your carbon and resource footprint.
We are pleased that we have been able to achieve a “Light” rating for the majority of our products. We are lucky to have the ability to direct our profits back into supporting Local Community projects as a way to offset your carbon footprint.
You can also help by booking your flights through our Affiliated Partners (look for the link when you are booking your tour or package) and we will take our net commission and invest in a suitable Carbon-Offset project.
As our journey continues on, we look forward to working with more and more local Expert Partners to bring you amazing experiences that are both sustainable and ethically responsible. Or as we like to say:
“Great Journeys Make a Difference”