We say no to plastic!
Since our inception, we had been responsible for using over 160,000 single-use plastic bottles a year on travels. Although we were coherently aware of this malpractice, the solution to finding alternatives were somewhat challenging.
Since the fall of 2018 we took the initiative to discontinue all single-use plastic bottles and instead replace them with reusable 20 litre water dispensers, where we started using a pump to refill the insulated stainless-steel water bottles for our travellers. This is an initiative we have genuinely felt good about, and it has been equally appreciated and endorsed by our partners world-wide.
Solar energy for the long run
Solar energy is known for its incomparable environmental value. Robert Swan (the first person to walk to both Poles) once said, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
Half of the energy consumption at The “La Forteresse“ the office premises of Authenticities is powered by solar energy. We are thus a few steps closer to reducing our carbon footprint. We are aware that this barely scratches the surface, but we believe a person could walk over the highest mountain by taking one step at a time. Every step counts.