Our $10 Carbon Reduction Pledge
With many airlines grounded and borders closed, World Tourism Day is a little different this year. In the absence of international tourism, 2020 gives us a chance to rethink the future of travel and how we can bring it back more sustainably.
World Tourism Day recognises the important role tourism will play in building economies in a post-COVID-19 environment, most notably providing jobs and opportunity for women and youth. The United Nations also recognises the importance of moving towards a more sustainable way to travel, to reduce tourism’s growing contribution to climate change, which is something Inspired Adventures is passionate about.
That’s why, starting from 1 January 2021, we will be using $10 from every booking to purchase carbon offsets from Carbon Neutral’s Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor project, a program that plants trees that will assist in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded, damaged or destroyed.
We want to build back stronger, by reducing our carbon emissions.
Measuring our impact
This year we have partnered with Carbon Neutral to help us measure and reduce the carbon footprint of our business operations. We’re committed to measuring, reporting on and reducing our carbon emissions annually, with a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.
The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor Project in Western Australia
In order to do our bit towards fighting climate change, starting in 2021 we will give $10 from every booking to the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor Project – a native reforestation project in Western Australia – which will capture the carbon dioxide produced by our travellers.
Over 90% of the northern wheatbelt of Southwest Australia was cleared for agriculture by European settlers, which has had a detrimental impact on vegetation and biodiversity. The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor Project helps restore the environment by planting new trees and shrubs at key sites over an area of approximately 10,000km. These new plants will sequester carbon from the atmosphere and help to reduce levels of CO2, as well as provide shelter for native animal species.