If you are asking the question how can we continue to go on holiday and travel given the climate and nature emergencies? Then read on….
Most forms of transport burn fossil fuels that emit carbon dioxide, which contributes to climate change, so the most effective way to have a greener holiday is to reduce those emissions caused by travelling to and from your holiday destination. The single most important way to reduce your carbon emissions when travelling is to seek low emission alternatives to flying.
Whatever holiday you choose you will produce carbon dioxide. You can calculate your carbon footprint using our calculator on our website here.
To be a conscientious traveller you can then offset by paying into a scheme or project that will either remove, reduce or avoid carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere and contributing to global warming. Once you calculate your total emissions you can then contribute to a scheme.
We at Great North Lodges annually contribute to Scotland: The Big Picture a charity committed to the recovery of nature across Scotland in response to the growing climate crisis. We make our annual contribution to the charity in November each year and here are some of the projects our (or your) money goes towards and which we are very proud to support:
Community peatland restoration at Tireregan
Tireragan covers 625 hectares of spectacular wild coastal land and the charity is committed to protecting and regenerating the rainforest woodlands rewet the peatlands and reinstate natural grazing.
Introducing Wild Grazing at Ardnackaig Farm
Ardnackaig Farm is 288 acres and wild grazing is being introduced to boost biodiversity.
Wild grazing is very different from farming or having horses and cows as pets.
Wild grazing by herbivores such as native horses and native cattle is critical to the functionality and resilience of a healthy ecosystems.