Our Commitment to the Climate
Since 2007, all Natural Habitat Adventures' trips and office operations have been completely carbon-neutral, making us the world's first 100% carbon-neutral travel company. We embarked on that ambitious project in partnership with Sustainable Travel International, paying to offset the carbon emissions that result from all of our office- and trip-related activities. And beginning in 2019, we are now offsetting all our guests' flights to and from the starting point of our adventures, increasing the total amount of our carbon offsetting by 300-400%!
From January 1,
- 5,397 cars not on the road for a year
- 2,860,133 gallons of gasoline not consumed
- 58,848 barrels of oil not consumed
- 4,433 homes not using electricity for one year
- 661,495 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
- 204 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 contribute to climate change? Or that every time you fly, your portion of the flight emits nearly a ton, on average, of greenhouse
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 are now partnering with South Pole, a sustainability company that works with businesses and governments around the globe to reduce carbon impacts by offsetting greenhouse gas emissions via projects around the world.
We Offset Your Adventure
Natural Habitat Adventures has paid to offset 100% of the carbon emissions from your trip—as well as your air transportation to and from your adventure! We are the first travel company on the planet to embark on this ambitious undertaking. Here's how it works: We calculate the carbon emitted from activities on your adventure (the majority of these emissions result from burning fossil fuels for transportation). Then, Nat Hab funds carbon reduction projects to balance emissions in an amount equal to that released on our trips. For example, we pay for the reforestation of native tree species in Zimbabwe and the provision of efficient, biomass-fueled cook stoves in Rwanda to replace the burning of wood.
Offset Your Personal Travel
If you are interested in offsetting your air travel for trips other than with Nat Hab, navigate to this handy carbon calculator on South Pole's website, which lets you calculate and offset your emissions at the same time.