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Our Own Contribution in 
Minimizing the Carbon Footprint

Carbon Offset Programme

We at Experiential Journeys offer carbon neutral holidays to our valued partners, as well as their clients. We have audited our own operational carbon footprint, and have come up with a mechanism to measure the client carbon footprint also when they are holidaying with us, taking into account their travel and time spent in different accommodations. We at Experiential Journeys offer carbon neutral holidays to our valued partners, as well as their clients. We have audited our own operational carbon footprint, and have come up with a mechanism to measure the client carbon footprint also when they are holidaying with us, taking into account their travel and time spent in different accommodations.


 We along with our carbon offset partner Carbon Credit Capital LLC - USA  enable the guests who are travelling with us to have no carbon footprint in the ground travel component that we provide in their holidays. 


You may log in the page below, calculate your own ground travel footprint in Sri Lanka and make a donation to offset the same. Details of the specific project where your contribution is remitted are also available in the link.  https://carboncreditcapital.com/offsets/experiential-journeys/

 

Recycling

All our waste gets recycled so that the negative impact on the environment from our operations stays at a minimum level. One of the main reasons for recycling is to reduce the amount of garbage sent to landfills. In addition, recycling has a variety of positive economic impact.

Year

Number of Kilos

Paper (KG)

PET Bottles
/Plastic (KG)

Polythene (KG)

E waste (KG)

Other
(Glass + Iron)
(KG)

Total Number
of Kilos

2014

30

270

43

 -

445

788

2015

40

300

20

10

560  930

2016

34

115

32

8

500 689

2017

30

99

25

35

447

636

2018

262  75 90  27.5 454.5

Total Num of Kilos

396

784

120

143

1979.5

3497.5 

 

 

 

Our policy in discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

Animals Are Friends Too: Discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

We at ExJ stay away from tourism experiences that are staged and involve animal cruelty and shopping traps that are contrived to exploit and deceive clients.

Even though some of the popular ‘attractions’ are not included in our programmes due to the above reasons, we have no objections in our clients making their own arrangements with our Drivers to visit these places.

 

Why we do not promote following attractions

 

Turtle Hatcheries

As this concept has serious negative aspects in terms of conservation, we do not encourage our visitors to patronize the turtle hatcheries, as not all of them are really turtle-friendly. We instead encourage them to observe turtles in their natural habitats.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

When we became aware that the animal welfare standards there were questionable, we stopped encouraging our clients to visit the orphanage. We are pleased to observe that the Born Free Foundation has now adopted similar measures.

Elephant back rides – Habarana

There’s uncertainty surrounding the attitude of this place towards animal welfare. There may be a few ethical operators, but in general, we are not in agreement with how the place is run. We all would love a photo of us riding an elephant, but is a lifetime of pain caused to these magnificent mammals really worth a few fleeting likes on social media?

Traditional Village Tour with a Canoe Trip and Bullock-Carts – Habarana

This is a tourist trap where a lot of the trip is ‘staged’ for commercial purposes. Such fake touristic experiences will not give our visitors an idea of what life in the country is really like, so join us as we show you the real side of Sri Lanka. And at the end of every vacation, always ask yourself, “Did you feel that your holiday was ethical, eco-friendly, and reduced environmental impacts?”


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