Our Clean Travel Initiative
Promoting responsible tourism includes that of clean travel, by motivating Namibian tourism businesses to mitigate their impact on climate change. With mitigation we refer to the actual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to prevent further climate change. In partnership with the Eloolo Permaculture Initiative, trees are planted in communal areas, where they are combined with crop cultivation into agroforestry systems.
This way, not only emitted carbon dioxide from tourism is counterbalanced, but we also help reduce the reliance of rural communities on livestock which is susceptible to drought conditions, and contribute to more climate resilient livelihoods, which you will read more about below. Only indigenous trees are planted, to ensure the maintenance and restoration of biological diversity and reverse environmental degradation. They are part of a permaculture system to ensure their survival.