In 2007, Lernidee began another project with the aim of sustainably compensating for the CO2 emissions caused by flights organized by the company. Not only do we organize our journeys following the motto “around the world and close to nature,” but we also strive to acknowledge our responsibilities and protect and preserve ecological resources in our destinations.
As a result, Lernidee has leased two large areas of rainforest along the upper Mekong River, where a dedicated staff looks after their preservation and reforestation. The leasing of these rainforest areas neutralizes Lernidee’s carbon footprint (the size of the areas is based on the amount of CO2 emitted by flights organized for our guests), provides young people with income to support their families, and prevents overexploitation, which in the medium run causes great ecological and economic damage in Laos.
Lernidee founder, Hans Engberding, a regular guest in Luang Prabang, Laos, regularly checks up on the smooth functioning of this climate protection project. Additionally, we give our guests the chance to understand the local situation as a part of their stay as well as the opportunity to contribute to climate protection with their own monetary commitment.