Principles of ecotourism are rooted in the model of sustainable development.
Sarah Marcinko- EcoTourism Green Mondays 12-12-11
PASSION, INSPIRATION, AND INNOVATION THROUGH TREE-BASED ADVENTURES
What is a “Canopy Adventure?” A true canopy adventure is a 100% tree-based experience consisting of a series of zip lines, bridges, and other challenge elements spanning from tree to tree within a forest. The adventure allows participants to explore the forest in a brand new way and is intentionally designed to be a thrilling and educational experience.
Tree-top sustainability:The environmental, economic, and socialdimensions of a canopy adventures tour.
Current Sustainability Practices Environmental Economic Social
Environmental• Canopy tour planning, design, and installation• Waste reduction• Energy efficiency• Educational programming• Natural resource management
Economic• Donations and discounts• Strengthen local economy• Locally sourced, green products
Social • Create meaningful partnerships • Invest in special places • Develop and invest in our staff
Conclusion: sustainability is not static – alwaysWhat’s next? looking into other initiatives and continuing to evolve. – locally and nationally. Things we are considering: -Solar -Water catchment