Adventure cruises can
be a nature-friendly way to travel - if you choose an ecotourism trip: a small-scale operation, a customized experiential holiday, and a company that cares about the environment above all else
Learn about Maple Leaf's award-winning ecotourism trips
in Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.
Why We Donate 1% of Ecotourism Trip Sales to the Planet
In the winter of 2007, we read Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard's book Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
and learned of 1% For The Planet.
It's an alliance of businesses who donate 1% of their revenues (not
profits but revenues
) to organizations protecting
While Maple Leaf Adventures already donates at least
1% of revenues
back to the planet, we joined to be part of a growing
community of ethical businesses.
The rich coastal environment nurtures us and our business. It's only responsible to protect it as a cost of business.
We are very proud to be the first adventure cruise (and the first "cruise" company!) to become a member.
Read about how our 2008 donation helped save grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest
What does this mean for you?
For every ecotourism trip
you book with Maple Leaf Adventures in Alaska, British Columbia or the Galapagos Islands (and all our trips are ecotourism trips!), 1% of the price goes directly to other organizations who are protecting the areas you travel.
This is in addition to our other ecotourism practises
at Maple Leaf Adventures, including support of local communities, a very strong education component, an active role in promoting ecotourism in the province of B.C., and our own in-house/onboard environmental protection programs.
1% For The Planet executive director Terry Kellog says
"We're thrilled to see Maple Leaf Adventures leading the way in the travel industry. Experiential travel can be good for the planet, when it's done on a small scale, with strong environmental ethics, and enriched by opportunities for guests to learn. "
For more information about the program, visit 1% For The Planet
For more information about our guided ecotourism trips
, recommended as the "Trip of a Lifetime" by Frommer's
and one of Canada's "Top 5 Guided Trips" by Explore
, click the links below:
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