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A world-first carbon scoring system.

As part of our commitment to make travel more sustainable and a force for good, we created the world's first carbon scoring system for tailor-made holidays. It's called CARBONSCORED.

At Far and Wild, we create an infinite number of holidays; wildlife ranging from whales to warthogs, beautiful beaches, five-star hotels or sleeping out under the stars, whatever you want, we can do it, and even better, we can carbon score it all.

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Carbon Scoring

What do we mean when talk about carbon scoring your holiday? We mean calculating the average amount of CO2kge (carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases) emitted into the atmosphere from each person taking that holiday. Your score will depend on how you get to your destination(s), how you travel within them, the accommodation you stay in, how long your holiday is, and the activities you undertake.

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What makes our scoring system different?

When we looked at existing carbon scoring solutions, we found they had set models that weren't designed for the complex dynamics of a tailor-made holiday. The assumptions employed to establish a carbon score were so broad that ultimately they eroded any real meaning in the end number – thus invalidating what we were trying to do.

So, we decided to create our own carbon-scoring framework and we worked with eCollective to do it.

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What do you measure?

Our detailed score measures the carbon output of every step of your tailor-made holiday, from international flights, to the average occupancy of a property, the amount of diesel or other fuel used to power the camp’s electricity generator, how water is sourced, where your accommodation sources their food, and so on. All these individual elements are combined to give a holiday a carbon footprint score.

You can read our full methodology here.

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How to get your score

As standard, when providing a quote for your holiday, we include a tailor-made carbon quote too. If you are interested in learning more, we can go into more detail and talk you through where the carbon output of your holiday comes from.

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Giving back to the planet

At Far and Wild, as well as encouraging clients and suppliers to engage in less carbon-heavy travel activities, we also offset the carbon of any trips undertaken by our team, and we encourage all of our clients to add carbon offsetting to their trips too.

We're proud to work with Ecologi, an environmental organization that invests in carbon removal and forest protection projects around the world including investing in renewable energies, biochar production, mangrove and seagrass planting, and of course, tree planting, in almost all of the locations we sell holidays to. Their carbon avoidance solutions are community-led, mixing environmental protection with poverty reduction, education, and conservation.

Power to our customers

  • One reason we launched this world-first initiative is to empower our customers to make informed decisions and be able to compare holidays in a new way.

What gets measures, gets managed

  • Carbon-scoring trips increase sustainable travel as a valuable commodity which helps lead to change.

Challenge ourselves

  • Finally, it also confronts us to look at our carbon score as a company and work towards reducing this.

Would you like to travel more sustainably?

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