For most people, adventure travel should be fun and safe. It may involve some degree of hardship and sweating but this is where the fun begins! This is where you get your satisfaction that you broke the boundaries within yourself, challenged yourself to do something different, something that requires effort! It’s the best kind of reward.
So with that in mind we now need to think about the impact of travelling around the world, flying from one country to another goes against everything that we believe in and becoming carbon neutral. This can have an adverse effect on our lives and the world we live in, stepping onto a plane and travelling to say America or Australia has a huge impact not only on your own carbon footprint but the contribution of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere from jet fuel. The latest information we have is that 1 tonne of burnt jet fuel releases 3.15 tonne of CO2 into the atmosphere. That statistic alone is quite frightening but what is even more alarming is the deforestation of the planet. It is said that the amount of deforestation that takes place in 24 hours in the world is equivalent to flying 25 million people across the Atlantic.
Trees are one of the best forms of defense against CO2 emissions. They absorb carbon dioxide better than anything else on the planet. It seems obscene that we would deforest thousands of acres of woodland every year knowing that more and more CO2 is being emitted into the atmosphere. Planting more trees has now become a worldwide movement with trillion trees, international tree foundation and tree-nation leading the way.