As human beings, by simply existing on planet earth, we leave behind an unavoidable carbon footprint. Traveling and hosting global yoga events will always be a part of our lives as we believe that world travel and yoga have the ability to transform and change lives. Breaking away from everyday routines and delving deeper into our yoga practice in a new environment allows us to return home recharged with a richer understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
As we encourage yogis to travel and explore the world around them, we also understand our responsibility to sustain and protect the beautiful places we all have the privilege of visiting. Even with our plant-based diet (which is one of the single biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact), not owning a home nor car, reducing our belongings to one backpack each, and living a very minimalist lifestyle not supporting fast fashion, we understand that still doesn't offset one of the most carbon-intensive activities known to mankind: flying in a plane. With our Carbon Offset Initiative, we take responsibility to sustain and protect the beautiful places we get to visit and enjoy.
We are committed to traveling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, and the environment.
That's why we're proud to partner with the Carbonfund Foundation to offset our unavoidable energy expenditures by giving an annual donation to this incredible nonprofit organization to not only offset our carbon use, but to also offset five additional humans. Carbon offsetting is a practical and effective way to address climate change by contributing to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, develop clean technologies, preserve forest conservation, and support a more sustainable future.
Many companies use carbon-offsetting as their golden ticket to get out of holding themselves accountable for making real changes (such as utilizing solar and wind energy, recycling the roof water to use in toilets, composting, recycling, volunteering, energy-efficient lights, etc). However, we've come a long way since carbon-offsetting was introduced and it's no longer *just* planting trees - there are dozens of initiatives that carbon-offset organizations push for the greater good.
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as sustainable flying. Until that day comes, we will continue to offset our emissions, take long-distance trains/buses instead of flying and if we do fly, then we try to fly direct nonstop on economy with one of these eco-friendly airlines.
We invite you to join us in reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future. Click on the logo below to head to CarbonFund to calculate and purchase tax deductible carbon offsets for your travel and lifestyle. By purchasing carbon offsets through the Carbonfund Foundation, you can support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and forestry-based projects across the globe.
Thank you for joining us to reduce our impact on this beautiful planet!