Navigate Expeditions are formulating new ways to experience the outdoors and our natural environments through immersive, nature-based experiences that give back to the environment and community.
Human impact is evident in every corner of the world, from the highest peaks of the Himalayas and the depths of the oceans, to the Poles and the most remote terrestrial environments.
Navigate Expeditions offers immersive and regenerative travel experiences for the environmentally-conscious traveler. Upon leaving one of our tours, you will look back and see the positive impact that you and your group have had. You will leave with a feeling of achievement and satisfaction, knowing that you’ve traveled and left the environment in a better place than when you arrived.
You can read more about these principles by visiting the NOLS website.
Navigate Expeditions have achieved advanced ecotourism certification and climate action business certification with Ecotourism Australia. The ECO Certification program certifies tourism products with a primary focus on nature. It assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.
Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products that operate with minimal impact on the environment and provide opportunities to learn about the environment with operators who are committed to achieving best practice, using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.
CLIMATE ACTION BUSINESS
Businesses that have undertaken a set of adaptation and emissions reduction actions and are measuring and tracking their carbon footprint.
Climate change refers to changes in the Earth’s climate, including changes which are the direct result of human activities. Similarly, global warming refers to the increase in temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere due to carbon emissions and the Greenhouse Effect.
While climate change and global warming are often associated with rising temperatures, they are also contributing to extreme and unpredictable weather events that are having a direct impact on our planet, as well as its wildlife and people.
The Earth’s atmosphere is made up of greenhouse gases. These gases act in a similar way to the glass in a greenhouse, allowing sunlight to pass through from the outside and trapping the heat inside, keeping the earth at a relatively constant temperature.
Some of the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere are naturally occurring. However, over the last 100 years, human activity has caused a rapid increase in the amount of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. This has made it increasingly difficult for solar radiation to escape, leading to steadily rising temperatures.
The burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil or natural gas, and industries such as agriculture and deforestation all contribute extensively to climate change. Scientists agree that the increase in global temperatures and extreme weather events that have been observed over the last 100 years is consistent with the increase in greenhouse gases associated with human activity.
Since the late 19th century, the global average temperature has increased by between 0.2°C and 0.6°C. While this may seem insignificant, the effects of this change have already been shown to cause an increase in global air and ocean temperatures, rising sea levels, and a widespread reduction in snow and ice cover.
We will continue to see extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, heatwaves and bushfires, as well as further increases in global temperatures and sea levels, which will have devastating effects on Earth’s delicate ecosystems.
In the last 5 years alone our region in the far South Coast of NSW has seen devastating bushfires and floods as a direct result of climate change.
Australia is a signatory to the Paris Agreement (2015) which includes a global goal to hold the average temperature increase to well below 2°C, and pursue efforts to keep warming below 1.5°C.
Tourism is responsible for roughly 8% of the world’s carbon emissions (Nature Climate Change 2018). We believe that we need to calculate, reduce and offset our emissions. We has adopted the following strategies and are on a continuous journey to find even more avenues to offsetting our emissions:
If you are interested in calculating, reducing and offsetting your own carbon emissions we recommend ecologi.com to help you on your journey.