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TreadRight

Created as joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, TreadRight is a not-for-profit foundation that supports projects to help improve the environment, protect and conserve ecosystems and benefit communities. As part of The Travel Corporation family, Grand European Travel is a proud supporter of TreadRight’s projects and initiatives. TreadRight’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. To date, TreadRight has helped support more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. These include projects that protect the planet’s most at risk wildlife populations through support of leading wildlife organizations WildAid, Wilderness Foundation, and Wildlife SOS.

The TreadRight Foundation

The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. TreadRight understands that travel matters; it allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination, its history, and culture, through enriching experiences. 

Both travel and tourism companies play a vital role in protecting the world’s natural habitats, cultural heritage sites, and communities. It is out of this belief that The TreadRight Foundation was created. 

TTC President & Chief Executive, Brett Tollman, chats With Photographer Roger Moenks for his book I Am Eco.

The Wildlife Initiative

As part of its continuing dedication to sustainability efforts, TreadRight, with support from Grand European Travel, launched The TreadRight Wildlife Initiative. The Wildlife Initiative, delivered in partnership with WildAid and The Wilderness Foundation SA, is dedicated to helping stop wildlife crime.

The Heritage Initiative

As part of its continuing dedication to supporting destinations worldwide, The TreadRight Foundation, with support from Grand European Travel, launched The TreadRight Heritage Initiative. The Heritage Initiative looks to further TreadRight and Grand European Travel’s commitment to the people and the places that we visit.

Céline Cousteau

For TreadRight Ambassador Céline Cousteau, adventure runs in the family. Granddaughter of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Céline has carried on a tradition of exploration and conservation. As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storyteller, Céline has traveled 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 its official ambassador, helping to tell the stories of its projects and partners.

Offset Your Carbon Footprint!

As part of our continuing sustainability journey, we feel it’s increasingly important to provide our guests and our team with the necessary tools and information to allow them to make responsible travel choices whenever possible. With this in mind, we are now happy to provide you with opportunities to carbon offset your travel experience. If you’re looking to offset your carbon footprint for an upcoming or previous travel experience, TreadRight Foundation has identified these four leading carbon offset programs that provide travelers with a number of ways in which to offset your travel experiences and a variety of carbon offset projects to choose from.

 

Carbon Fund
by Conservation International

Conservation International’s Carbon Fund invests in sustainable landscapes that help combat climate change by reducing deforestation and conserving critical ecosystem services — the services we need to grow and prosper as a society. These include food and timber, as well as clean water, livable climates, recreation and renewable forms of energy.

myclimate

myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. The Swiss Non-Profit Organisation wants to shape the future together with its partners through consultation, education and climate protection projects. myclimate pursues this as a science-based and business-orientated non-profit organization.

The Nature Conservancy

Contributions to The Nature Conservancy’s carbon offset program help fund forest conservation, improved forest management or reforestation projects that produce measurable climate benefits. Projects in this program help reduce or slow climate change and protect habitats and the natural services they provide.

Forest Credits
by Rainforest Concern

Forest Credits is an initiative of Rainforest Concern set up to enable individuals and businesses to acknowledge and address their impact on the environment by using the unique power of forests to lock up carbon while also delivering biodiversity and local community benefits.

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