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  • Passionate Sustainability

“Made on Earth by Eco Team”; a venture by Eco Team to ensure a continued market for products sourced from rural villages

With the abundant availability of manpower and local resources, Eco Team initiated our venture to support all things local under the brand name of ‘Made on Earth by Eco Team” a marketplace to sell organic products from across the country, which are harvested by rural farmers. 
 
The purpose of this marketplace is two fold; to provide rural village farmers a platform to sell their products, at the right price, during these trying times of the pandemic, and which will in turn uplift their living standards by giving them a fair and good return on their productions and crops. The second benefit is for the staff who were at our campsites, as it provides them an alternative job as they were at the risk of losing their jobs. Now with this initiative, they have secured their jobs and generated new opportunities with their partnership in this sustainability project. The platform looks at delivering the product from the farmer to the customer with minimal middlemen to avoid unnecessary cost additions and help benefit both the producers/ farmers and consumers.

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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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