Of course, it’s easy to say that we’re dedicated to conservation, eco-friendliness, fighting climate change, etc. The reality is more complicated and demanding, and we’re the first to acknowledge that bringing travelers to remote and not-so-remote places inevitably has local and global environmental and cultural impacts. But—and this is something to which we devote continual thought—we believe fervently that our trips provide meaningful and important ways for local communities to create sustainable forms of development, which in turn relieves pressure on resources. Travel, when it’s intelligently done, is a net plus for the visitor and the visited alike.
Here are the major ways GeoEx enthusiastically puts into practice the strategic principles we developed with our Adventure Collection colleagues:
–We walk the talk at home to be effective advocates for change abroad. GeoEx’s San Francisco office is located in the beautiful Presidio’s Thoreau Center for Sustainability. We are a certified California and San Francisco Green Business.
–We work to minimize our footprint and maximize our contributions to local economies. We’re mindful that our colleagues in the field may have different conservation perspectives, and taking those into careful consideration, we work with with the local community to adhere to minimum-impact standards for all our tours, treks, and voyages. Additionally, we collaborate with a variety of organizations to share best practices.
–We are committed to providing direct monetary and in-kind support to carefully vetted organizations. These groups that a real difference in preserving the integrity of the destinations we have the privilege of visiting.
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The mantra is important and familiar: Keep abreast of global developments in conservation and sustainability. Act locally (and consistently). Cut down on waste, reuse, recycle, rethink priorities. Walk, run, bike, use public transportation, join a car pool. Put your talents to use with organizations trying to get the world on the right track. Vote. Think. Enjoy the world with loving care.