Lindblad Expeditions announced they will become a carbon neutral company starting in 2019. The announcement continues the line’s legacy in ecotourism, demonstrating the long-standing commitment toward defining travel industry standards for environmentally responsible operations and sustainability.
Lindblad’s announcement supports the ongoing efforts of National Geographic to identify greenhouse gas emissions associated with travel programs and decrease the impact by offsetting carbon emissions which cannot be eliminated.
The investments of Lindblad Expeditions will effectively offset 100% of emissions from the ships of the company (8 from Lindblad-National Geographic fleet and 5 chartered), employee travel, land-based operations, offices in Seattle and New York, as well as additional measurable emission contributors.
Working in partnership with the leading developer of international emission reduction projects South Pole, Lindblad now has a portfolio of 6 carbon project investments which align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The investments focus on reforestation, renewable energy (wind and solar), and community-based projects in 6 countries, including Peru, Mexico, and Vietnam, countries that Lindblad-NG travelers visit.
Carbon neutrality joins a portfolio of corporate sustainability programs that have recently been expanded under the direction of Vice President of Conservation, Education, and Sustainability, at Lindblad Expeditions, Amy Berquist.