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EcoAction Foundation

Long term sustainable plan Participatory activities to raise concern. Donate old books to local kids.

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Brochures

EcoAction's brochures are full of amazing travel inspiration.

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Your Contribution

5% of your payment directly supports the non-profit projects for the conservation and local communities.

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Travel Ambassador

"Be the change and witness" to spread the ecotourism and responsible travel. Share your responsible travel story.

Reduce Your Eco-footprint

Maximize Your Experience, Minimize Your Impact

At EcoAction, you can relax in the knowledge that the most carbon intensive components of your trip- transport, accommodation and waster- have all been measured and ways available to offset on your behalf.
EcoAction also tries every effort to reduce our footprint.

Energy Audit and Solutions throughout the tourism value chain.

Transportation:
Public traffic
Lodging:
Home stays and reducing resources using
Catering:
Local food
Environment:
Friendly facilities

Carbon Offset Program


Adopt tree planting locally

There are tree seedlings reserved for nature reserve's development every year. They hire local people to take care of the seedlings. EcoAction calculates every trip's eco-footprint so that you can choose to buy your carbon credit locally for the seedlings and you also can track and update every information of YOUR tree. Also see EcoAction Foundation.


Buy carbon credit from international programs

Leave No Trace

EcoAction encourage every one to bring a water holder so that we don't need to use the disposable bottles but can get safe water as well.
EcoAction prepares every one of our trips a easy bag so that we won't leave any waster in the places we visit.

Seven Principles

Plan Ahead and Prepare

Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit.
Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller ones.
Repackage food to minimize waste.
Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging.


Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.

In popular areas:
Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.
Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy. Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.
In pristine areas:
Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.
Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.

Dispose of Waste Properly

Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods.
Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.
Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.
Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.
To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.


Leave What You Find

Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts.
Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.
Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.


Minimize Campfire Impacts

Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light.
Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires.
Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.
Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.


Respect Wildlife

Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.


Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.
Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.
Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.