A local farmer |  <i>Julie Hauber</i> Cycling a backroad through rural Vietnam |  <i>Richard I'Anson</i>
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100% Carbon Offset Trips

Protect wildlife, change lives and help provide clean energy

By joining any of our adventures, you are directly supporting positive impacts in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We’ve calculated the carbon emitted on each trip and offset the land travel by purchasing credits that support these projects.

The carbon offsets we purchase on your behalf are sourced from the reputable carbon management company South Pole Group, and the credits we have in stock support renewable energy and community welfare projects in Vietnam, China, Australia and Zimbabwe.

This does not come at an additional cost to you as this is already part of the all-inclusive pricing on our trips. 

Supporting these projects contributes to economic, social and environmental viability of communities and their ecosystems, shifting the focus from fossil fuel energy to adequate renewable resources. 

In addition, a range of these project activities support the independence and well-being of local communities, such as providing employment and quality education through agricultural workshops and activities.

Positive Impact Projects you will support

You are supporting projects in Australia, Africa and Asia.

Bac Lieu Wind Energy project, Vietnam

Provides clean and affordable wind energy.
This project includes the construction of a wind power farm in the area of ca. 500 hectares in Vinh Trach Dong commune in Bac Lieu city. The demonstrative use of the technology has a number of benefits, such as providing decent work for local communities and economic growth in the area.

  ● Accelerate the deployment of wind energy technologies in Vietnam, where the technology has high potential.
  ● Effective use of the technology will help create employment and, in effect, reduce poverty.

Sustainable Development Goals addressed:
  ● No Poverty
  ● Affordable and Clean Energy
  ● Decent Work and Economic Growth
  ● Climate Action

Our Positive Impact Projects, such as the Bac Lieu Vietnam Wind Project, supports local economies and their sustainable development. |  <i>South Pole</i>

Myamyn Conservation, Australia 

Protects Australia's native wildlife and ensures biodiversity in Victoria's lowland forests.
Sections of the Annya State forest land were illegally cleared around a decade ago negatively impacted the biodiversity of the area. By protecting the land against deforestation and replanting it with natural vegetation, this project helps preserve the habitat of endangered native species, such as the scented spider-orchid, the powerful owl and the long-nosed potoroo.

  ● 8 hectares of ancient forests protected from deforestation and replanted with native vegetation.
  ● Improved quality of vegetation through weed control and elimination.
  ● Habitat for threatened and endangered native species protected.

Sustainable Development Goals addressed:
  ● Life on Land
  ● Climate Action

Our Positive Impact Projects support conservation projects in Victoria's Annya State forest land in Australia. |  <i>South Pole</i>

Kariba REDD+ forest protection, Zimbabwe

Helps save forests, protect wildlife and benefit local communities socially and economically.
For the the past 20 years, war-affected communities have delved deep into the forests to satisfy basic needs. This project ensures forest and wildlife protection, including the endangered black rhino on the southern shores of Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba. In addition, it supports the independence of local communities with employment-creating activities, such as agricultural workshops, low-emission brick making, establishing fast-growing fuel-wood plantations, and ecotourism.

  ● 85,000 people benefiting from the project through employment, economic growth and developing life and career skills.
  ● 20,000 people provided with safe water through borehole maintenance.
  ● 40% of project participants are female.
  ● Almost 785,000 hectares of land conserved or protected, encouraging ecosystem biodiversity.
  ● More than 1.7 million tonnes of carbon emissions mitigated.

Sustainable Development Goals addressed:
  ● No Poverty
  ● Gender Equality
  ● Decent Work and Economic Growth
  ● Clean Water and Sanitation
  ● Life on Land
  ● Climate Action

Our Positive Impact Projects, such as the Kariba REDD+ forest protection in Zimbabwe, which support local communities and their sustainable development. |  <i>South Pole</i>

Huoshui Grouped Small Hydropower, China

Provides clean energy for remote mountain communities.
This grouped hydropower project consisted of 95 small-scale plants that generate hydro-energy for rural South West China. The plants 'run-of-river' design allows them to do so with no significant impact on the surrounding environment. Supplying clean hydroelectric power to the local grid displaces greenhouse gas emissions and helps mitigate climate change while improving the lives of local people.

  ● 240 women employed by the project.
  ● 192 students participate in environment and wildlife protection workshops.
  ● Nearly 770,000 Megawatt hours generated per year, which mitigated almost 770,000 tonnes of carbon emissions on average each year.

Sustainable Development Goals addressed:
  ● Quality Education
  ● Gender Equality
  ● Decent Work and Economic Growth
  ● Affordable and Clean Energy
  ● Climate Action

Our Positive Impact Projects, such as the Hydropower China Project, supports local communities through employment. |  <i>South Pole</i>

Images courtesy of South Pole.

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