Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris
Cheesemans’ is Carbon Neutral
Cheesemans’ And Climate Change
We take you to amazing destinations, navigating far and wide, and when we do, it comes at a price in the form of carbon emissions, which contribute to climate change. While in the past, we offered an option to share carbon emission offsets with you for each trip, we realize that to continue to operate as an ethical travel company today, we must take a stronger stance. Thus, we have committed to make all our trips carbon neutral. In return, we ask you to pledge to offset the carbon emissions for your travel to and from our trips.
What Is Carbon Neutrality?
Everything you do that produces carbon dioxide (a portion of total greenhouse gases) — from driving to powering your home and more — contributes to global climate change.
The phrase “carbon neutral” is a trendy term used throughout the tourism industry, but what does it mean? The terminology can be confusing, so we’ve carefully chosen our approach based on the following definitions.
Also called net-zero carbon emissions – means the amount of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere is the same as the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere.
Also called climate positive and carbon positive – means the amount of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere is larger than the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere.
The amount of all greenhouse gases, which include carbon dioxide, removed from the atmosphere is the same as the amount of all greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.
Why Is Cheesemans' Going Carbon Neutral?
Cheesemans’ is more than simply a “travel company.” Our foundation was built on striving to be ecology-minded in all we do, so we can continue to enjoy nature in its wildest form. While we eagerly plan to take you on your next adventure, we are invested in the awe and wonders of the natural world. Thus, we have chosen carbon neutrality as our company banner.
Our approach to being carbon neutral involves removing carbon emitted by vehicles (cars, boats/ships, and planes) throughout the duration of every trip. As information on climate change evolves, our approach may shift to increase our momentum and environmental impact; however, becoming carbon neutral will be a driving force. In doing so, we hope to protect those wild places for generations to come!
We’ve taken our commitment to sustainable tourism to the next level by becoming a member of Sustainable Travel International. As a member, we are part of a global movement of conscientious travelers and businesses that are passionate about making a difference and giving back to the places we depend on.
Sustainable Travel International is a mission-driven organization dedicated to protecting and conserving our planet’s most vulnerable destinations. They are working to transform tourism’s impact on nature and people by working alongside local communities, engaging travelers and businesses in responsible practices, and strengthening destination management. Through this work, they aim to safeguard nature, combat climate change, and empower communities to preserve the integrity of destinations around the globe. Cheesemans’ is also working with Sustainable Travel International to go carbon neutral (as defined above) for each of our trips to ensure we are offsetting the bulk of carbon emissions, thus achieving carbon neutrality.
In following their lead, we will be taking a two-pronged approach to addressing carbon emissions by:
It’s vital for us to keep the world greener while facilitating you, as an educated traveler, to uphold this same mission.
Thank you for joining us in this important fight!