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. We also 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 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 in time or additional sponsorship can you reach this rating for many of our Products.
This one is for our Volunteers, Internee’s and some our Retreats, Hosted Learning and Collective Adventures. The energy and time you provide to the places you visit outweighs your carbon and resource footprint.
Every Unique Experience, Tour and Package offered on our Website has been assessed in terms of your Footprint. This is the impact both positive and negative that your journey makes in terms of the environment, the local community and additional external factors.
To reduce or offset your Footprint we seek where possible:
To use local service providers such as transport, expert guides and locally owned accommodation where appropriate.
Encourage and support our partner hotels in improving their environmental footprint.
Incorporate visits to local community projects that are making a positive impact.
Our Foundation supporting sustainable local projects within the communities you visit.
We also encourage you to book your flights through our Affiliated Partner and the link can be found on the product page below our Booking Form.
Our Foundation takes these commissions earned from your Flight Booking and invests in International sustainable Carbon Offset Projects.