We love the planet as much as you do. That's why we are committed to taking care of the environment in a variety of ways.
Tinggly works with Climate and Sustainable Development experts at ClimateCare to support projects that cut carbon emissions and improve the lives of people in some of the world’s most disadvantaged countries.
One of the main areas we look at is reducing and offsetting our carbon emissions. We realise that this is not a perfect solution, and that one of the best ways people can help the environment is by flying as little as possible. As such, we encourage all of our clients to travel overland by public transport in a destination as much as possible, rather than by air.
Our Carbon Policy
Tinggly is committed to tracking, reducing and offsetting the carbon emissions produced in our business activities. We also offer our clients the opportunity to offset their own when purchasing a Tinggly experience gift voucher. Tinggly works with the Climate and Sustainable Development experts at ClimateCare, http://climatecare.org/ to support projects that cut carbon emissions and improve the lives of people in some of the world’s most disadvantaged countries.
Most recently, Tinggly has signed up to the DHL GoGreen climate neutral service so that together we can offset our greenhouse gas logistics emissions through investments in internationally recognized climate protection projects, including our own independent project in Lesotho.
How Offsetting Works
When purchasing a Tinggly gift experience, at the Checkout stage you will have the option of offsetting some or all of the carbon emissions likely to be produced either by travelling to, or taking part in an experience. A guide to the amount of CO2 emitted by certain activities is found below. Tinggly transfers all donated funds to ClimateCare, one of the leading UK organisations in offsetting CO2 emissions. ClimateCare invests these funds to support award-winning projects that have been proven to benefit the world’s poorest communities and promote sustainable development.
Projects We Support
Lifestraw Water Filters - Providing safe water in Kenya
Gyapa Stoves - Improving lives with heat-efficient cooking in Ghana
The Tinggly collection is home to some of the most incredible experiences in the world. These experiences often provide jobs for local people, benefitting their communities, environments and economies. Our experiences do not just entertain - they can educate, support and have a positive impact on a destination. We want to ensure that the benefits of our experiences continue to outweigh the costs to the planet. With that in mind, we’ve created ‘Eco’ badges to denote experiences in our collection that we consider truly sustainable, making it easy for you to find and support sustainable activities around the world.
Measuring Your CO2 Emissions
If you want to measure your carbon footprint, then carbon calculators such as this can be helpful. Some rough estimates are:
1 tonne: The emissions generated by flying one-way from London to Delhi, or by driving 4000 miles in your car (further than Los Angeles to New York)
2 tonnes: The emissions which you’d generate if you flew from New York to Sydney, or drove 8000 miles
5 tonnes: The emissions you’d generate by flying around the world, or driving 16,000 miles
Tinggly is always looking for ways that we can make our operations and experiences more sustainable and eco-friendly. If you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.