We all love to travel, whether we do it for business or leisure, it’s always exciting to visit a new place or have a new experience from a different perspective of a place you have visited before. Whether we like it or not, the travel industry is a major contributor in the emission of pollutant gasses into the air we live and breathe.
Bunson Travel understands that our Community Social Responsibility should be centered on offsetting our clients and our carbon footprint, whilst dealing with various social and environmental issues facing the communities in which our partners and their projects work. When selecting a CSR program or organization to partner with it is vital that we as Bunson feel strongly about the various issues they address and the communities in which they operate, to ensure that not only our Directors and Managers are involved, but the entire Bunson Travel team.
There are numerous organizations and NGO’s that have various programs that deal with measuring and offsetting the carbon footprint of travelers. At Bunson Travel, we have found that these tools that organizations implement often lead to more disagreement about carbon footprints, how they are measured and the methods used to offset the footprint of each traveler.
Tree planting has always been one of the methods used to offset travelers’ carbon footprints, however, there has always been the question of?“ How many trees does the traveler need to plant to offset one trip?” This also includes accurately measuring the variables around a trip: distance, aircraft type, fuel, how manypassengers on-board the flight…
With that in mind, the Bunson CSR program deals with engaging projects and organizations that address:
Tree planting –community-based tree-planting; school-based tree-planting, nurseries, and woodlots; indigenous forest regeneration
Education – supporting schools in which our partners work by addressing the needs of the school through teacher and student empowerment – setting up tree nurseries, adding to curriculums.
Sport for empowerment – Providing support to our partners that run various sports initiatives and programs that address health, social and environmental problems.