Restoring healthy forests through school travel by planting trees every year.
For the eco-conscious, travelling can present somewhat of a conundrum, and we are no exception, we send hundreds of students on life-changing educational and cultural experiences around the world - this, unfortunately, adds up to a lot of air miles and a lot of carbon emissions.
We’d be the first to admit our footprint isn’t perfect and with calls for unprecedented changes, we are happy to announce a new partnership to continue our sustainable development. We are proud to have partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects a global community that’s inspiring positive change in our world, to help reduce the impact of travelling.
Our Partners have so far planted over 250 million trees throughout Africa, contributing to positive social and environmental impacts in the areas that need it most.
Madagascar is more than just an island from an animated movie. It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. But more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.
The tree planting you fund in Madagascar helps counteract deforestation and bring back homes for Madagascar's wildlife.
With 5 of the warmest years on record occurring since 2010 and biodiversity loss being described as the sixth mass extinction, by planting trees we can help clean the air, fight climate change and bring forests back to life.
By planting trees for every traveller, we can also:
Eden Projects have tree nurseries and reforestation sites in areas where tree planting is needed most. Local villagers are hired to plant these native trees, providing much-needed employment, education and opportunities where deforestation has destroyed their livelihoods. As the reforestation progresses, healthy forests begin to emerge restoring animal habitats, rainfall patterns and water quality.