When we started the Nomad Cruise we had one goal: create an amazing community of entrepreneurs, travelers, and nomads. Little did we know, that the cruise ship itself would give us an arena where building connections happen almost organically, and in a manner, that seems to be nearly irreplaceable at the moment.
Still, with growing a company, we also feel a growing responsibility not only for the community that we are building, or the message of our program but also the significance of our actions as Nomad Cruise.
This is why we decided to take steps to make Nomad Cruise carbon neutral.
For each cruise, we will calculate the carbon emission that is released during our trip and offset it with the official offsetting platform of the UN Nations.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
“This platform features UNFCCC certified projects that reduce, avoid or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.
The projects are implemented in developing countries and are rewarded with Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), a type of carbon offset measured in tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The CERs are available for everyone to purchase to offset emissions or in support of the projects. The full contributions go directly to the projects.”
Carbon Neutral as the Positive Example
We are firm believers that setting an example is the best way to impact and to educate. We hope to show cruise companies that this matter is important, and that change is inevitable. We know that demand and follow-up conversations create positive changes in supply. Our generation knows that the way we travel has to change for good, and we hope that our example will affect the industry.
Raising Money for even more causes
Unfortunately going carbon neutral is still not enough. There is so much more to be done, and we do have the power to make a difference. As a community, we have the possibility to raise money for various important causes.
It has become a tradition for years now, that on the last day of each cruise, we organize a charity dinner, where we raise money to support environmental and social causes.
Here are a few examples of what we’ve done so far:
- Planted 84.000 trees Worldwide with Eden Project
- Donated thousands of euros to an ocean-cleanup project run by local teenagers in Indonesia
- We’ve contributed to restoration work in Puerto Rico after the hurricane
- Fed a village for 4 days after a flood in the Dominican Republic
Raising Awareness about the effect our lifestyle has on the planet
As a conference for digital nomads, we have the opportunity to raise awareness about the environmental situation, and the role that we, as travelers play in it. Offsetting the carbon emission for the cruise is just step one for Nomad Cruise.
We also hope to inspire our participants and other digital nomads to make sure they are offsetting their flights, not just when you catch one of our cruises but all year round too.
And yet again, this is just the beginning…
After all these efforts we know that there are still many things that we can do, and we are continuously exploring new possibilities of how to make Nomad Cruise more responsible.
This is just the beginning, and more ideas will follow after this first step from our community.