Green Tourism

 

Our Mission:

 

To reduce our energy consumption and be carbon neutral by the end of 2020
To work towards Ecotourism Certification by the end of 2018 – Achieved!

 

In progress:

 

  • To continually re-assess all our processes to reduce our environmental impact across all areas of the business.

 

  • To encourage our suppliers and other members of the tourism related business community in Montenegro to adopt similar practices.

 

  • Continue to nurture and respect Montenegro’s landscape, culture and heritage by bringing and educating our small-group, low-impact tours to the Eco state Montenegro.
     

Nomad – A Sustainable and Respectful Tour Company

 

Nomad Tours have been in operation since 2018. From the beginning, our main focus has been protecting Montenegro’s ecosystems. Conscious that our tours would bring new tourists to our beloved country, we felt the need to protect our natural environment. 


We commit to a code of best practice in all aspects of our business, including our relationship with, and effect on the environment and the communities that we visit. 


As our tours rely heavily on our natural environment, it in our best interest to preserve our surroundings. 

 

 

Carbon Neutral Adventures

 

In 2018, we partnered with the “Towards Carbon Neutral Tourism” project, implemented by and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism. We’re dedicated to offsetting our Co2 emissions and for this reason, have taken the responsibility of planting new trees each year to give back to nature and promote cleaner air quality.

 

Our CO2 Emissions:

 

We carefully examined our diesel, electricity and heating consumption and calculated our CO2 from business-related flights.  To offset these emissions, we follow a sustainability program: 

 

 

Nomad Forest

 

Our goal is to plant new trees to, one day, create a Nomad forest.

 

It’s on us!

 

We’d like to stress that the cost of planting the trees and maintenance of environmental programs comes from our own profits. This has had no effect on the price of our tours – its our social responsibility. 

 

Is global warming a myth?  

 

We don’t think so, but, we will have at least planted trees and woodland for future generations to enjoy! So, it’s a win-win situation. 

 

Carbon Calculator

 

We are all conscious of the carbon footprint we create in our travels; “Climate Care” is an appropriate non-profit organisation which provides a means to help balance this. Since its foundation in 1997, it has supported numerous humanitarian and environmental projects globally. If you’d like to off-set your carbon footprint, you can do so here: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reducing Energy Consumption and Waste:

 
At Nomad Home Office

 

We have introduced a series of measures to reduce our energy and material consumption and to improve our purchasing procedures in the following areas:

 

Electricity Consumption

 

We have recently replaced ceiling light panels with energy saving LED panels

 

Solar Panels

 

Our current project is installing PV (electricity generating) solar panels to produce the majority of electricity needs, and at times to export to the grid.

 
Reducing Paper waste 

 

All Nomad customer correspondence and booking confirmations are sent by email, while our office paper is carefully recycled. We also try to process most payments online. What’s more, we carefully recycle all office materials and dispose of them at a local recycling plant. These include:

 

  • Office paper
  • Card/cardboard
  • Hard and soft plastic
  • Polystyrene
  • Batteries, phones and printer cartridges
  • Metals and glass
  • Food waste bin

 

 

Vehicle Related:


Fuel efficient vehicles:

 

Our fleet of new vehicles meets standards regarding CO2 emissions. When compared with other vehicles carrying 12 passengers and luggage, our Ford vans produce relatively small amounts of CO2 emissions per person.

 

Driving practices:

 

Our trained drivers opt for comfort and passenger safety, for a smooth ride. Careful driving significantly reduces fuel consumption and wear and tear on vehicles.

 

Off-road driving:

 

Consistent with our appreciation of the natural landscape, our off-road routes are always along previously man-made tracks and never across un-broken virgin land. Local consent and advice are always obtained before driving off road and we remain careful to avoid damaging sensitive ecosystems.