Nelson Travel only exists and will continue to exist as a result of the stunning beauty of the natural world. Because of this, we are committed to helping preserve and protect it where we can, doing our bit to allow generations to come enjoy what each has before them.
From operating on a foundation of low impact, we have sought to help our clients travel responsibly - reducing the impact of your trip through our conscientious selection of green and low impact destination partners, providing and offsetting any emissions that could arise from your journey.
Root to Fruit is a Malawi based social enterprise with a goal to give individuals and organisations the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint as well as to combat deforestation in Malawi, through community-based tree planting. The project enables both the local environment and the communities’ lives to be improved by the benefits of trees.
Following the return of your party, we will estimate the total emissions spanning across your entire journey, from take-off to landing, converting this to an allocation of trees to be planted by Root to fruit in Malawi.
Compensating through Root to Fruit allows us to know where our compensation goes and that the effect is real. They issue a certificate with GPS coordinates for the trees, so if you happen to return to Malawi, you are more than welcome to visit them and see how the trees are doing.
Not only does the planting of tree help to offset the total emissions from your trip but this has a measurable impact to reduce deforestation throughout their ecosystem and benefit the local communities as well.
It is clear that reforestation is essential in Malawi, especially as the population increases. By operating in Malawi, Root to Fruit are able to provide reliable offsets to our clients, while partnering with the local community to rebuild a resource. Their extensive knowledge and understanding of the communities there, knowing they rely on wood to survive, so they plant an additional 30% of all trees purchased, in order to provide community woodlots for household use, which will coppice after harvest, allowing the trees to regenerate, providing a long-standing fuelwood source. By providing access to woodlots, the number of indigenous trees immaturely harvested will decrease.