Go Paperless and Help Save the Planet
For every GET guest that opts to receive e-documents rather than print materials, we plant a tree on your behalf through our partnership with One Tree Planted.
Our parent company, TTC, has committed to focusing all of our brands' tree-planting efforts through the E-Docs initiative towards Australia in 2020, in Bushfire Recover Nurseries with a focus on habitat-rebuilding for affected species including the black glossy cockatoo and koala. Our partner One Tree Planted has committed to planting 1 million trees across Australia as part of a 5-year project in partnership with the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and Australia’s National Parks.
The e-documents initiative was implemented with the goal of reducing TTC’s environmental footprint. E-documents are the same as paper documents, except we’re able to save trees by delivering them electronically to your inbox rather than having to print and ship them, which leaves a much larger carbon footprint. This also means a more efficient guest experience, as travelers are able to access their documents immediately, from any computer or mobile device.
One Tree Planted
Since 2017, we’ve been partnered with One Tree Planted, a leading not-for-profit organization focused on global reforestation. One Tree Planted’s partners work hand in hand with local communities to ensure the proper native tree species are planted in the most sustainable manner and have planted more than a million trees worldwide since 2013. To date, the initiative has seen One Tree Planted plant more than 20,000 trees on behalf of TTC and our guests.
Australia is currently experiencing one of the largest natural disasters in history. This year's fire season has brought about unprecedented destruction as wildfires have spread across every Australian state, burning up nearly 6 million hectares (15 million acres) of bush as of January 2020. But the devastation witnessed in the state of New South Wales is nearly unfathomable - 3.6 million hectares (8.8 million acres) have been lost, over 1,500 homes destroyed or damaged, and 24 people have been killed. New South Wales is home to some of the most iconic of Australia's wildlife - koalas, wombats, and kangaroos to name a few - and their habitat is rapidly declining.
In response to the devastating Australian bushfires, all tree-planting efforts as part of this initiative will be focused in Australia in 2020 to aid in its reforestation for the wildlife and people in all affected areas. While trees for this project will not go in the ground until the fires have ceased and the soil is ready for plantation, your support will help make sure we’re ready to hit the ground running and repair the country’s beautiful and iconic landscape once planting season hits. We’re expecting to have the ability to contribute to the restoration of over 6 million trees across the country in 2020 thanks to our generous donors’ ongoing support.