In big news this morning, Lindblad Expeditions will become a carbon neutral company this year in their fight against climate change which they describe as “arguably the greatest threat humanity has ever faced”.

Lindblad Expeditions’ investments will offset 100% of emissions from their ships (eight from the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet and five leased), all land-based operations, employee travel and their offices in New York and Seattle.

CEO and Founder of Lindblad Expeditions Sven Lindblad said the company’s goal is to reduce and offset their carbon footprint and commit to carbon neutrality throughout the many layers of their business.

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“It has become increasingly more apparent that we, human beings, and our planet which sustains us are out of balance,” he said.

“Climate change and its resulting impacts on global biodiversity and human health and livelihoods has provided a clarion call and awakening. The message is clear; we must rebalance and rebalance urgently.”

CEO and Founder of Lindblad Expeditions Sven Lindblad

Working in partnership with South Pole (a leading developer of international emission reduction projects) Lindblad has a portfolio of six carbon project investments that align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

These investments focus on renewable energy (solar and wind), reforestation, and community-based projects in six countries, including Mexico, Peru, and Vietnam, countries that Lindblad-National Geographic travellers visit.

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South Pole requires independent third-party verification and regular monitoring of all projects in their portfolio to ensure they deliver the stated impacts and adhere to the highest internationally recognised standards.

The move comes amid other eco-friendly initiatives from Lindblad including eliminating guest-facing single-use plastics fleetwide in 2018 and operating sustainable seafood program aboard the fleet.

 

Join us in congratulating Lindblad on becoming carbon neutral.