Sustainable Eco Tourism
When it comes to sustainable tourism, Outback Spirit operates to its own stringent eco principles. And they're not just empty words; they have real substance.
For example, Outback Spirit is helping save and preserve the precious Kimberley ecology though an annual donation of $100,000 to Australian Wildlife Conservancy, a non-profit organisation with over 1.5 million acres under conservation in the Kimberley.
The Safari Camp that Outback Spirit has built on the Mitchell Plateau is another great example, with close to half a million dollars invested in state of the art waste water treatment and solar power generation. Compared to most other safari camps in the Kimberley, this one is light years ahead.
The philosophy of care, contribution and environmental sustainability carries right through the Outback Spirit organisation. The drivers and crew like to say that whenever they depart a region all they take with them are memories and all they leave behind are tyre prints. Now that's the spirit!
Outback Spirit has received Eco Accreditation for all tour products!
This accreditation demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, something that has always been part of our business philosophy.
1) What is Climate Change?
Climate Change is a change of climate attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is, in addition to natural climate variability, observed over comparable time periods.
Climate Change is undoubtedly occurring and humans are the culprit, namely the enormous increase in CO2 emissions since the industrial revolution. These carbon emissions contribute to 'Global Warming' by trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere, consequently impacting on temperatures and sea levels.
2) Offsetting Options for Tours & Flights
Outback Spirit passengers have the option to offset the carbon emissions that are generated as a result of their travel. Simply ask your friendly reservation consultant at the time of booking. Flights can be offset for as little as $2, while offsetting your tour costs approximately $10 per day.
3) Contribution to Climate Change (clean energy at office and camp, carbon audit, etc)
Outback Spirit is conscious of Climate Change and the effect of carbon emissions. That is why we use Green Energy at our head office in Albury, and our Ngauwudu Safari Camp utilises a 10KW solar system with battery storage for minimal generator time.
4) Resources for further information
Further information about Climate Change and ways in which all of us can reduce our carbon footprint are available at the following websites: