At Soliderrance we are aware of the impact of the tourism and travel industry. That’s why we are committed to:
1. Create solidarity trips that regenerate:
Our trips are solidarity and regenerative thanks to the criterias of selection of our hosts and the intentions and motivations of the travelers.
Solidarity because, by his or her presence, the traveler contributes to the development of the place he visits. Place which was not initially dedicated to receiving visitors but which, in doing so, generates additional income.
To “regenerate” means (according to the Larousse) “to bring back to a previous state deemed superior”. Synonym: to renovate, restore, revitalize”. The state of our planet today can no longer bear that we impact as little as possible. It’s time to regenerate it.
So let’s travel and contribute to the development of actors of regeneration. The hosts who will receive you are actors of regeneration! We select them with precise and objective criterias. By visiting them and contributing to their development, you participate in their various regeneration processes. And so, you also regenerate yourself!
Soliderrance brings you to places who really take care of Earth and People for a sustainable and peaceful life:
2. Carbon offset of your transatlantic air travel:
Traveling impacts the environment and we know it well. However, at Soliderrance, we are convinced that traveling and discovering other cultures can only be beneficial to our humanity. So yes, we encourage travelling. But let’s travel consciously and carbon offset.
What does offsetting your carbon footprint mean?
Whatever we consume in our daily lives, we generate greenhouse gases (GHGs). These gases are responsible for global warming which destabilizes and jeopardizes many ecosystems and therefore the ability of living beings to live, regenerate and even survive.
This is why, before compensating, you must reduce (evaluate your consumption). According to ADEME, “voluntary offsetting thus consists of financing a project to reduce or sequester GHG emissions for which you are not directly responsible”.
Soliderrance, aware of its impact, wishes to do its part of the work with you. The price of the trips automatically includes an amount that corresponds to the carbon offset of your transatlantic flight. This amount, collected by Soliderrance when you purchase your trip and is donated to an association working on a specific regeneration project.
The first project supported the Natura-Lien nonprofit association project called “the Oasis of Béziers”.
How is this amount calculated?
First, it is a question of calculating the quantity of CO2 emitted during your flight. The tool used is the following: goodplanet.org. We observe, for example, that a Paris – Bogota – Paris for a person in economy generates 3.1T of CO2.
Then, the question is: what is the cost for Natura-Lien to sequester 3.1T of CO2 within its project? We decided that the amount established to offset the carbon footprint of a France Colombia round trip and donated to the Natura-Lien association is €60.
3. United Nations 2030 Agenda and the 17 SDGs:
Soliderrance considers the United Nations 2030 agenda as a guideline and relies on the 17 objectives of the sustainable development program (17 SDGs) to structure its business and define a medium and long-term strategy. The United Nations World Tourism Organization is of course part of this 2030 plan.
As much by the selection of your hosts as by the strategy and its values, the company Soliderrance SAS is also part of these 17 sustainable development objectives established by the United Nations:
- The hosts :
Your hosts, selected with specific criterias, meet one or more of these objectives through their way of life purpose.
- Company strategy and values:
G5: Inclusion and gender equality
G7:Affordable and Clean energy: Infomaniak, our web hosting provider is one of the most ecological in the market. See here.
G12:Responsible Consumption and Production: carbon offsetting of flights, automatically included in the price of travel / activity for your guests based on the sustainability and permanency of their territory.
G16: Peace, justice and strong institutions.
Find in detail the 17 UN SDG.
4. Adhere to the Glasgow Declaration via the Tourism Declares Community:
COP 26 in Glasgow saw global tourism stakeholders come together and declare a climate emergency. The www.tourismdeclares.com community is one of the actors and authors of the Glasgow Declaration and offers to commit us to:
- Deliver a climate action plan within 12 month of signing.
- Report publicly both progress against interim and long-term targets, as well as the actions being taken, at least annually.
- Align our plan with five shared pathways (measure, decarbonise, regenerate, collaborate, finance) to ensure climate action is consistent across all of tourism.
- Share information on activities connected to Tourism Declares and/or the Glasgow Declaration among contacts and networks.
- Work in a collaborative and constructive spirit with other members of Tourism Declares and/or signatories of the Glasgow Declaration.