In 2008 Explore Worldwide was one of the first travel companies to identify the need to mitigate carbon emissions generated by air travel. Ten years on, we’re still working together and to account for every flight taken by a customer or staff member Explore makes an annual donation to Cool Earth.
The funds support indigenous communities to protect their rainforest, and as part of Cool Earth's avoided deforestation approach the partnership has prevented around 200,000 tonnes of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, far exceeding Explore’s current emissions.
"Explore are extremely proud to support Cool Earth in their worthy quest to save the rainforest. Working with local communities to achieve positive results is a fundamental ethos of Explore, so a partnership with Cool Earth is an obvious and exciting choice. We believe in empowerment through education and recognise that without community engagement we will lose more and more of our precious rainforest."
Naomi Jackson, Responsible Business Team Leader
Explore Worldwide is partnering with 16 Asháninka villages to save over 1,000 acres of rainforest in Peru.
The Asháninka are Peru’s largest indigenous nation and until now have lived deep in the heart of the amazon rainforest. Today, the deforestation frontline has arrived on their doorstep. Our Asháninka Partnership is in the Ene Valley, one of the world’s most at-risk areas. Illegal logging and the cocaine trade are destroying the forest. With the support of Explore Worldwide, Cool Earth is linking villages together to shield millions of acres of neighbouring forest.
Acres saved so far
Tonnes of CO2 locked in