Green Travel

 

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  • We choose to travel ‘green’: We offset the carbon footprint for each traveller! Eden reforestation will plant 120 ( 180) trees for each European (Canadian) traveller travelling with ‘Roots of Asia’.
  • We minimize our impact on the environment while trekking: we provide biodegradable soap and shampoo for the group and follow the ‘Leave No Trace’ rules. Most places where we stay recycle and refill water bottles.
  • Experience authentic Asia culture. At the Village Stays, we eat local food and avoid specialty foods that had to be transported from afar.
  • We support the local community by paying fair prices and staying in locally owned guesthouses.
  • We only travel in small groups. This makes it easier to have authentic social contact with local people. To further enhance the experience, we try to keep the group informed about local traditions and etiquette to bridge cultural gaps.
  • Continued ‘mindful’ living: we truly hope that you will share your unforgettable experiences and environmental awareness with others back home.

We are a registered International Travel Agent by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. TAT-license: 21/005653

 

We support the following projects:

Eden reforestation project reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Nepal by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees. In 2015 Eden has planted 13.020 trees fro Roots of Asia & in 2016 we estimate that we will plant 13.840 trees. Thanks for travelling with us, because of you the forests grow!

 

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Yayasan foundation focuses on education & environment as coral restoration, reforestation, organic farming, waste separation & recycling plastic. They also promote Balinese art, craft, dance & music. For each Balinese trip, we donate 1 million Indonesian rupees to the project of the travellers choice.

 

 

 

 

 

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While primary school education in Tanzania is funded by the government, secondary education is not. Many of our students cannot afford secondary school and are forced to end their education after primary school, which leaves them with limited career options. Through the help2kids Education Sponsorship Program, students can attend secondary school and are given all the tools they need to thrive over the four years. Roots of Asia sponsors Rajabu who will be able to pursue his dream to become a pilot.

 

 

Veronique_VanHoorick_06 (2)Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo has been helping the nuns in Laphag Nunnery since 2006 by building simple dwellings on land provided near Khampagar Monastery in Tibet. The nuns spent several months a year at these dwellings to receive teachings, then return to their nunnery for practice and retreat.