Earthbound Expeditions offers customized overseas adventures for universities, museums, garden clubs, and numerous public radio stations. Earthbound Expeditions is committed to supporting environmental education, local small businesses and providing guests with a one-of-a-kind, authentic travel experience. Whenever possible, Earthbound reserves locally-owned hotels, utilizes the talents of local lecturers, and dines in family-owned establishments.
Earthbound also supports projects like the Children’s Eternal Rain Forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica, the Soweto Youth and Development Project of South Africa, the Mama Rosie Orphanage in Cape Town and is assisting families and projects in Cambodia and the USA.
Through Earthbound’s proud partnership with the Carbonfund.org, Earthbound Expeditions makes annual donations so as to help offset a guest’s carbon footprint associated with international flights for Earthbound Expeditions tours.
For every guest who signs up on an Earthbound Expedition, $50 will be donated back to the Carbonfund.org.
These funds will be used to purchase and retire third-party validated and verified carbon offsets in voluntary carbon offset projects around the world, but these offsets only will neutralize some of our travelers’ commercial flight emissions. Your Earthbound Expeditions tours include ground transportation, hotel room-nights, meals, entertainment and shopping opportunities. Each of those activities has a carbon footprint and makes a negative impact on our atmosphere and the planet.
The Carbonfund.org motto, “Reduce what you can; offset what you can’t” fits perfectly with Earthbound Expeditions’ long established philosophy of supporting locally-owned businesses, promoting education and embracing the concept of “slow” travel.
We encourage each of our tour customers, and all travelers, to do their part in calculating and neutralizing their travel-related carbon footprint.
By using a simple carbon calculator, Carbonfund.org is able to determine the size of your carbon footprint for any specific domestic or overseas adventure. You then may purchase carbon credits. These credits go towards supporting (1) renewable energy, (2) energy efficiency and (3) reforestation projects.
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