As part of our commitment to ethical and sustainable travel, we have launched an ambitious plan to go entirely carbon neutral by 2021. We are one of the first tour operators in the UK to do so.
At Choose a Challenge, we firmly believe in both the causes we partner with, and the destinations where we send our participants. We want all travel to be worthwhile, and part of that is for the trips to be sustainable. For the first time, in 2020, we are offering all of our participants the opportunity to offset the vast majority of their trip’s carbon emissions. And by 2021, our entire company will be carbon neutral.
WHAT IS CARBON OFFSETTING?
Carbon offsetting is the counteracting of carbon dioxide emissions with an equivalent reduction of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere.
This is usually done by contributing to a climate cause which actively removes carbon from the air, for example through planting trees.
Whilst carbon offsetting goes a long way to making your trip sustainable, there are still plenty of other things we can all to do ensure to ensure the longevity of our destinations and our planet on the whole.
Remember: the only way to travel is sustainably. If you need tips or suggestions, just get in touch.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We’ve teamed up with WeForest, a European non-profit organisation who work tirelessly with local people and projects around the globe to fight climate change by planting trees across the world.
The money you contribute to offsetting your trip contributes to a tree-planting project in Zambia, where WeForest works with hundreds of small-scale farmers to plant trees to sequester the carbon emissions that your trip produces.
The project also assists the local community by providing these farmers with training and tools to diversify their sources of income while they plant and protect local forests. As a result, they receive a higher income, diversify their economic activities and learn new skills. This allows the local farmers to become self-sufficient.
OUR ROAD TO CARBON NEUTRALITY
Still have questions?
If you still have questions about our sustainability and ethical policies and practices, please feel free to get in touch with our team via email at email@example.com