Garbage/Rubbish Minimize waste as much as possible, for example by not using plastic single use eating utensils, dishware and glasses. All garbage is recycled if possible.
Environmental Policy: The company policy is to make a positive impact on the local community and the environment. Our goal is to give travelers a memorable, enjoyable and educational tour, while ensuring that our groups minimize their impact on the delicate Icelandic natural environment.
This Environmental Policy covers: 1. Waste 2. Conservation 3. Energy consumption 4. Carbon dioxide emissions
1. Waste: In general we ensure that waste is minimized and recycled if possible, and that as a group, we leave no trace that we visited an area; a. All travelers are asked not to drop any litter anywhere. b. No food waste, whether cooked or not, is left out in the environment. c. When we encounter small scale waste (plastic bottles, etc.) on our walks, we collect it and dispose of it correctly.
2. Conservation: We distribute information on environmental damage minimization, covering the following points: a. Travelers make every effort not to damage the natural environment, flora and fauna. b. Travelers stick to the paths where they are. c. Travelers “take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints and kill nothing but time” 🙂
3. Energy consumption: a. The company employees use 100% renewable energy in housing where possible. b. Oil and hydrocarbon usage: the jeeps are equipped with diesel engines in sizes to be as energy efficient as possible. Drivers drive smoothly to save fuel and make the tour as comfortable as possible.
4. Carbon dioxide emissions: a. Geo Travel is a carbon offset company. We have a contract with a local farm Baldursheimur to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by sequestering carbon in Icelandic vegetation and soils. The contract is approved and supervised by the Soil Conservation Agency of Iceland .
It is our overall aim to provide travelers with a fantastic holiday, at little or no cost to the local environment.