As NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft was about to leave our Solar System in 1989, Carl Sagan, who was a member of the mission’s imaging team, pleaded with officials to turn the camera around to take one last look back at Earth before the spaceship left our solar system.
The resulting image, with the Earth as a speck less than 0.12 pixels in size, became known as “the pale blue dot.”
Sagan later wrote “Everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
And for the time being this pale blue dot is the only home we have…
It is time to understand, time to change, time to act.
We are actors in the world of travel, at the same time we want to be protagonists of sustainable tourism, creating awareness among our guests and contributing in saving our planet through some simple tangible acts.
Your next event not only will help flourish and consolidate local tourism and businesses but will truly leave a lasting impact on our planet for future generations.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but we can help to build a better future everyday
This is our engagement for a sustainable tourism, together we can achieve more.
On a daily basis:
We minimize the use of paper
We recycle all office waste
We donate our old equipment
We heat the minimum necessary
We avoid plastic bottles
When possible, we privilege the use of trains for our local travels
A light-weight aluminium bottle, with optional branding, to be given to each participant upon arrival and be used and reused throughout the entire program (and even after).
We create eco-friendly programs, contact with the nature, well-being activities, hiking and biking, thus limiting the maximum the use of vehicles
During our events and specifically for team building activities, we work with partners that care…
3 trees are planted for each guest and guests can then follow the growth from remote.
Rise Against Hunger
Meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
When we need a gadget, may it be an a eco- bottle, a head-gear, a t-shirt we favour the services of Grove – a nature-inspired Swiss-based brand striving to protect the natural ecology of our coastal wetland habitats and mangrove ecosystems. GROVE pledges to plant two mangrove seedlings for every product that is purchased, representing that individual’s contribution and commitment to the planet.
Focused attention, in tandem with local associations, in giving the untouched aliments from restaurants and caterings to the people in need.
Flower decors are replaced with a decorative image and text explaining that instead of flowers, the equivalent in cash has been donated to charity.
Waste is strictly sorted and recycled
We strongly recommend a day dedicated to team building activity consisting in cleaning beaches or lakeside from plastic and other materials. For a more brainstorming activity, with the help of professionals, we build “your personalized” beach village. Teams construct their chosen project that will be part of the final fun area – a play haven for the local children.
Differently from TreeDom, we identify an area where guests feel motivated in planting trees, wood sculptures, insect nests or building a log cabin to be used as a future school refuge nature school
Children /Elderly Aid
For schools in needs, for elderly homes, unfavoured children institutions, we organize team building activities whereas we create a playground, a BBQ area, we paint walls we deliver equipment. We can organize a special “Fair” day for children or elderly where they get to win eco-friendly prizes and are entertained throughout.
Teddy Bear Challenge
A rather informal ice breaking event, simple and yet rewarding for those that receive it and for those that contribute.
Plans are being put in place in distributing 1% of our total turnover directly to a school or a hospital in an African Country – the donation can be per single project so that the donation is discussed directly with the client.