|Offsetting Your Flights
We've taken care of offsetting all our trips, and we ask that our guests consider offsetting their flights to and from your trip. It's simple and surprisingly inexpensive. It's an easy way to help our environment and feel good about how you travel. Click here to visit our Carbon Calculator, and get started on offsetting your flights!
Natural Habitat Adventures is committed to global leadership in the field of sustainable travel. Our goal isn’t simply to be the most environmentally responsible tour operator in the world,
but to continually raise the bar and challenge other travel-related businesses to raise their standards as well.
Since 2007, all of Natural Habitat Adventures' trips and office operations have been completely carbon-neutral, making us the world's first 100-percent carbon-neutral travel company!
This means that we’ve paid to offset the carbon emissions that result from all of our office and trip-related activities. We leave you the option to offset your air transportation to and from the starting point of your adventure.
Since January 1, 2007
we have offset 17,272 tons of CO2
. According to the EPA
, this is equivalent to:
- 3,648 cars not on the road for a year
- 1,943,513 gallons of gasoline not consumed
- 39,988 barrels of oil not consumed
- 2,551 homes not using electricity for one year
- 447,624 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
- 138 acres of forest preserved from deforestation
Did you know that travel-related activities account for up to 14 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions that affect climate change? Or that every time you fly, your portion of the flight emits nearly a ton, on average, of greenhouse gases
Of course, there are many benefits of ecotourism, and we're certainly not suggesting that people stop traveling. But eliminating the damage we do to the planet through travel-related activities would be a huge victory in the battle against climate change. To accomplish this, we have partnered with Sustainable Travel International
(STI), a non-profit organization, to offset the greenhouse gases
emitted on our trips.
Offsetting Your Adventure
Natural Habitat Adventures has paid to offset 100 percent of the carbon emissions from your trip. We are the first travel company on the planet to do so! Here's how: STI calculates the carbon emitted from activities on your adventure (the majority of these emissions result from burning fossil fuels for transportation). Then, NHA funds carbon reduction projects
worldwide to balance emissions equal to the amount released on our trips. For example, NHA may fund the reforestation of native tree species in China or the installation of solar panels on schools in parts of rural Africa.
Offsetting Your Flights
We've taken care of offsetting your trip itself, and we ask that you consider offsetting your flights to and from your trip. It's simple and surprisingly inexpensive. It's an easy way to help our environment and feel good about how you travel. Click here
to visit our Carbon Calculator, and get started on offsetting your flights!