Intrepid Travel has won the Preservation category of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler World Saver Awards, with its far-reaching commitment to carbon management and low impact travel attracting the nod from the judges.
This is the fifth time that Intrepidís Carbon Management Policy has been recognised, having previously received:
The Preservation category is awarded to a travel company for, ĎChampioning heritage, greening the planetí.
Judges acknowledged Intrepid Travelís achievement of becoming Carbon Neutral in 2010 by reaching ambitious targets to neutralize emissions from its offices, trips and flights. As a result, in 2010/2011, Intrepid Travel's businesses produced a total of 2,887 tonnes of CO2 emissions, which have been offset. Intrepid also purchased $232,200 of carbon credits to offset trips and passenger flights.
Intrepidís commitment to travel that takes travellers to the heart of a destination without having a negative impact was also highlighted by the judges. Its use of local leaders, public transport wherever possible and real life experiences such as homestays were highlighted.
The judges also mentioned The Intrepid Foundation, which celebrates 10 years of giving in 2012 and in this time has given over AUD $3 million to community projects around the world. Intrepid Travel pays all the administration costs of The Intrepid Foundation and matches donations dollar for dollar.*
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Intrepid wins global environmental award
Source = Intrepid Travel
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