We believe the world has reached an environmental crisis. Without drastic action to reduce greenhouse gases, to remove and recycle plastics in the ocean and initiatives to combat water and air pollution our planet will loose the ability to repair itself. Ecosystems on a global scale will collapse and humankind will struggle to survive.
Expedition Engineering already donates 1% of all gross sales to grass roots environmental organizations through the 1% for the Planet initiative. We also offset all flights taken by our staff and we encourage our guests to do the same. Our recycling program in Indonesia not only reduces the amount of plastic on the beaches but also educates the locals on the importance of recycling.
In an effort to step up our commitment to environmental causes we have increased our donations program. Five percent of all direct bookings made with Expedition Engineering will be donated to a certified environmental organization. Each of these organizations have been vetted by the 1% for the Planet program and are a trusted partner. When booking a trip with Expedition Engineering, guests will have the ability to choose which organization their funds will go to.
This donations program does not affect the cost of your trip.
Please see the list below and select which organization you would like your funds to be donated too.
Please select up to 3 charities from the list below and input that selection in your booking form. Upon receiving full payment for your trip, Expedition Engineering will donate a total of 5% of the trip cost in equal portions to those Environmental Charities. You can find out more about each charity and their environmental focus by clicking on their included links.
The BC Wildlife Federation works diligently to uphold its two core strategic objectives:
1) the long-term management of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, parks and outdoor recreational resources,
2) develop and support wilderness and conservation educational programming. The BCWF is one of the largest and most influential conservation organizations in British Columbia, standing over 50,000 strong with our members and supporters. Together, we speak up on behalf of all British Columbians who cherish our outdoor spaces and all the wild creatures that inhabit them.
As outdoor lovers, we see the impacts of climate change now – not just the physical impacts, such as glaciers shrinking and ski seasons shortening but also the economic impacts of this on the tourism economy. A lot of people we talk to are really so worried about the problem but unsure what to do about it. And that’s why we exist.
We have a simple mission – encourage and support people to take effective action on climate change, to drive demand for low carbon products, companies and investments. And by doing so accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.
The good news is that we are aware of the solutions to climate change and there is significant awareness and action around these. And its pretty simple – we just need to move rapidly to a low carbon economy. What is worrying, is that we have left this extremely late, there is a very high level of risk which is poorly understood by many and there still appear to be a number of powerful entities and individuals seeking to delay climate action. http://protectourwinters.uk
Be the Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) is a Vancouver-based, charitable, non-profit organization that empowers individual and collective change for a resilient, just, connected, and sustainable world.
We create new and innovative spaces for holistic learning about sustainability in the education system through developing and delivering school programs & resources for educators, learners, and partners. We also foster a community of leaders by providing tools to support capacity building and change. BTCEA is currently providing schools in Metro-Vancouver and beyond with opportunities to tackle climate change in their backyards through interactive empowering assembly presentations, engaging in-class workshops for at-risk and leadership students, youth leadership training and mentorship, and curriculum resources for teachers. BTCEA is also currently fundraising to provide our extensive curriculum resources to all teachers free of charge, on waste reduction, resource conservation, personal and environmental health, social responsibility, connection to community and nature, and resiliency, and to provide teacher training. Learn more at www.bethechangeearthalliance.org.
- 25 million acres of the world’s carbon and species rich forests have been formally protected or placed under moratoria from logging. That is more than three times the size of Vancouver Island.
- Canopy greened the Harry Potter series internationally with J.K. Rowling’s last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, printed in 24 countries deeming it the greenest book in publishing history and keeping 197,685 trees from being logged.
- More than 750 companies are improving their fibre procurement practices, reducing pressure on ancient and endangered forests globally.
Canopy is a small nimble team. We rely on the support of individual donors who share our passion for the planet.
The Canadian Canoe Foundation runs environmental education canoe trip adventures that educate youth about water issues and what they can do to protect the health of their watershed.