Traveling to Cuba is an enriching and life-changing experience. It allows you to discover new ways of living, fall in love with a different culture and witness a variety of breathtaking landscapes. However, to preserve Cuba as it is, carbon neutral trips should be drawn attention to. But, why is carbon neutral travel so important nowadays?
The importance of carbon neutral travel
In a world where the consequences of climate change are already starting to be noticeable, tourism is still responsible for around 8% of the entire world’s carbon emissions. Things like flying on a plane, getting a transfer from one location to another or creating waste, generate carbon emissions which contribute towards climate change. For that reason, more and more travelers are becoming aware of the importance of choosing carbon neutral travel companies such as Espíritu Travel.
Carbon neutral travel is a great way to reduce the carbon footprint of your trip to zero while still enjoying a life-changing experience. But, how do carbon neutral trips work? Being carbon neutral means compensating for those inevitable carbon emissions by supporting projects that help preserve the environment and fight climate change. In short, choosing carbon neutral means giving back to nature what you took from it.
Thankfully, carbon neutral travel companies are becoming more common, making it easier for travelers to opt for a more sustainable way of discovering the world. However, not all carbon neutral travel companies are the same. Some, like Espíritu Travel, goes one step further to help to maximize the benefits that tourism can bring to Cubans.
Espíritu Travel’s strong commitment towards carbon neutral trips
At Espíritu Travel we strongly believe that each of our trips should directly benefit the communities that you are visiting while having the lowest possible impact on the environment. For that reason, we run under the principles of sustainable travel of which carbon neutral travel is a big part.
Espíritu Travel now offers carbon neutral travel for all trips to Cuba by collaborating with the Carbon Credit Capital project, which allows us to measure, reduce, and offset the carbon footprint derived from each trip we design. Thanks to them, we obtain precise data on our emissions per person and per trip, which helps us analyze our impact and try to decrease it. Additionally, to offset those emissions that do occur, we support a project in the Amazon rainforest, one of the most important carbon sinks on our planet. This project is based on educating and providing tools to indigenous families to help them continue protecting and developing the rainforest. To this date, the project protects 149,000 hectares where almost 44,000 species of plants and animals and more than 6,000 people live.
Besides carbon neutral trips, Espíritu Travel promotes several practices that bring us closer to our aim of creating a more sustainable travel company. Collaborating with artisans and local businesses, making donations toward animal welfare or preaching plastic-free trips are just some of our initiatives. You can read more about our carbon neutral travel policy and, in general, about our responsible travel principles on our website.
Before we finish this article about carbon neutral trips, we want to reassure you that choosing to travel in a more responsible way does not mean having to compromise your comfort or the quality or enjoyment of your trip. In fact, at Espíritu Travel we believe that sustainable travel can enhance your experience in many ways! Once again, we invite you to check out our website to find more details about carbon neutral travel.