We are committed to limit the negative impact on the environment by the tours we operate, and aim for positive impacts on all aspects of our services. Therefore, we are proud that all our services are CO2 neutral.
From 2018 on wards we have compensated all carbon emissions from our tours in Indonesia, and starting 2020 we commenced the same in Malaysia.
We compensate our CO2 emissions through a large tree planting program in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan).
Reducing the Carbon Footprint by planting trees is an effective way to offset the Carbon Emission and improve the natural environment for the benefit of Climate, Wildlife and People. We base our compensation planting 6 trees for every tonne of CO2 emitted.
All our CO2 emissions are offset within our destinations. The Reforestation Program we contribute to, is located in West Kalimantan – Indonesian Borneo. This unique island is shared among Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, suffering by large of deforestation, due to the palm oil industry.
The project follows the principle of a “forest-garden”, rehabilitating cleared pieces of land, originally used to grow paddy. The “forest garden” will provide farmers with additional daily livelihood source, while planting trees to offset the Co2 emission and regenerate the forest loss. Moreover, this approach prevents further destruction of rain forest, as farmers are using already cleared land.
A variety of fruiting trees are planted (garden) while other trees will grow naturally (forest) hence the name “Forest-Garden”.
Although out trips are carbon neutral, the emission of carbon is unavoidable.
Therefore, we assist our travelers in choosing and providing options in their trip which minimize their carbon footprint. Such as: Train journeys, trekking, camping, re-usable water bottles.
Additionally, we promote carbon reducing measures to our partners such as trainings, education and microloans for sustainable investments.
Furthermore, internally we take actions as well, for example with the usage of refillable bottles, plastic lunch boxes, less air conditioning and much more.
To Offset the Carbon Emission, we have set up a variety of projects, that help us minimize our Carbon Footprint.
Offsetting the Carbon Emission is a way to reduce the Greenhouse gases which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the planet. The planted trees, will function as “Carbon Sink” absorbing the CO2 in the atmosphere and helping to minimize the temperature increment of the planet.
Whilst we cannot totally avoid the CO2 emission, we take counter action or offset them.
In our Carbon Offset reforestation projects, we aim to offset the Carbon Emission by planting six trees for every tonne of CO2 generated by all the services booked from our travellers throughout the year, within our beautiful destinations.
This includes, but is not limited to: