At SpiceRoads we are strong advocates of responsible tourism that respects the environments and local communities we visit. After all, traveling by bicycle is low-impact, sustainable travel at its best! Amid the pressing call to tackle global climate challenges and the imperative for sustainability in tourism, we're embarking on a a new journey, taking additional steps to play our part in a more sustainable future. As a first step, we are pleased to announce that SpiceRoads has partnered with Sustainable Travel International to introduce a carbon footprint calculator on our website. As part of booking one of our cycling tours around the world you are now able to access this easy-to-use tool to calculate your emissions, then balance out your footprint by purchasing carbon offsets. You’ll receive a personalized certificate verifying your offset! Click on the link below to give it a try.
Your offset will support climate projects.
When you purchase carbon offsets via this calculator, your dollars support Sustainable Travel International's portfolio of verified climate projects around the world. These projects are carefully vetted to ensure they truly reduce emissions and create added benefits, such as local jobs, improved hygiene, or endangered species protection. Click here to learn more about the types of projects that your offset will support.
Why should you offset your carbon footprint?
Travel and tourism is responsible for around 8% of the world’s carbon emissions. While there are steps that you can and should take to reduce your emissions, all trips will have at least some carbon footprint. Purchasing carbon offsets allows you to compensate for unavoidable emissions while supporting climate projects around the world. By conserving natural carbon sinks and reducing reliance on fossil fuels, these projects are laying the groundwork for a net zero future.
How can you reduce your carbon footprint and travel sustainably?
Along with offsetting, it is important to take action to travel more sustainably and cut down your emissions. These tips from Sustainable Travel International will help you get started: How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Travels & Top 10 Tips for Sustainable Travel. Joining a cycling tour ticks a lot of these boxes and it is no secret that traveling by bike is one of the best forms of sustainable tourism!
About Sustainable Travel International
Sustainable Travel International is a global organization dedicated to protecting the planet’s most vulnerable destinations and transforming tourism’s impact on nature and people. They are charting a new course for travel and tourism – one that leads to healthier environments, greater opportunities for local communities, social justice, and the celebration of cultural diversity. Sustainable Travel International has worked in more than 100 destinations around the world and served as the sustainability partner of the tourism industry for the past two decades, engaging travelers, businesses, and destination leaders in responsible practices.
With a 15+ year track record of helping individuals and businesses mitigate their carbon footprint, Sustainable Travel International is leading the way towards net zero travel and advancing climate action in tourism. They are recognized as the #1 carbon offset provider for travel by leading publications, including Treehugger, Investopedia, and EcoWatch.
To learn more about Sustainable Travel International and their work, visit www.sustainabletravel.org.
In collaboration with Sustainable Travel International, we're embarking on a new journey to reduce our carbon emissions. The introduction of the carbon offset calculator marks our initial stride. Our partnership will also bear fruit to further efforts that minimize our footprint and promote sustainability through the way our cycling tours are operated. Stay tuned for regular updates as we undertake this vital initiative!