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BUSABOUT, in partnership with the TreadRight Foundation, encourages the sustainable development of tourism by supporting projects that benefit the environment, heritage, and community.

TreadRight is a not-for-profit organization established by The Travel Corporation and its family of brands. To date, TreadRight has helped support more than 35 sustainability projects around the world.  Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society’s inaugural “World Legacy Awards,” WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

A leading environmentalist, adventurer and explorer, Céline Cousteau truly embodies the TreadRight philosophy. As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storyteller, Céline has travelled the world working to help amplify the voices of the amazing individuals who are working to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and people. In 2015, TreadRight welcomed Céline as our official ambassador, helping us tell the stories of our projects and partners.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit treadright.org.

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In the fight against climate change reducing carbon emissions has to be the top priority. This said, carbon offsetting is another small thing you can do to make a difference.

It's carbon emissions in the atmosphere that are causing climate change and reducing these emissions comes down to doing simple things like turning off appliances, driving less, and buying local produce. For those emissions that can't be reduced, carbon offsetting allows you to contribute to projects that are working to reduce carbon emissions in other ways.

We have partnered with the following organisations that allow you the option to calculate the carbon footprint of your travel and contribute towards projects that will reduce the C02 emissions.These voluntary schemes invite you to pay a contribution based on the amount of carbon likely to be generated from your travel. You can choose to offset your air travel, coach travel or the energy consumed on overnight stays.

Where you live Carbon Offset Partner:

Australia www.climatefriendly.com/leadingtravel
Canada www.leadingtravel.planetair.inboxfactory.net
Europe www.cleanerclimate.com/leadingtraveleuro
New Zealand www.climatefriendly.com/leadingtravel
South Africa www.cleanerclimate.com/leadingtravelsa
USA www.sustainabletravelinternational.org/offset/index.php?c=45
UK www.cleanerclimate.com/leadingtraveluk

Green FAQs

Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) are emitted when fossil-fuels are consumed. Each time we drive a car, fly in a plane, use electricity, or generate waste these fossil fuels are burnt and CO2 is added into the atmosphere - warming the earth and causing climate change.

 
 

We can all take simple steps to reduce the amount of CO2 we produce. For those emissions we can't reduce, we can neutralise. 'Neutralising' means paying someone to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere on your behalf.

By neutralising your carbon emissions you are supporting projects which lower the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Some of the most effective ways to do this is by supporting energy efficiency projects and the development of renewable energy sources, such as those offered by our partner organisations.

 

 

Each of the carbon projects we support are independently audited and meet high quality standards such as the Gold Standard or the Kyoto Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The Gold Standard is an independently audited, globally applicable best practice methodology for project development that delivers high.

 
  • Take a string bag - perfect for carrying food from the market
  • BYO water bottle and drink the tap water
  • Recycle! Most hostels and budget hotels have recycling facilities so make sure you use them
  • Buy a wind-Up phone/laptop charger. You'll never have to worry about plug points again!
  • For short-haul travel, check out ferries, train and coach options before you book a flight