Catastrophe, n., /kəˈtæs.trə.fi/, the phenomena of the physical world, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations
The climate emergency demands all of us to act as responsibly as possible – also when planning a holiday. As the travel sector is accountable for nearly a tenth of all global carbon emissions and being one of the fastest growing economic sectors, the impact of tourism on the planet’s climate crisis becomes even more apparent.
Furthermore, overtourism rises the social and ecological toll of travelling: National Parks are struggling with overflowing toilets, landscapes are clogged with cars and hiking paths in fragile eco systems can’t recover under heavy boots.
This is why we chose sustainability to determine LandyCamper’s business conduct – responsible decisions, sustainable products and processes and the vision of enabling our clients to enjoy an eco-friendly and low-impact holiday as a step towards a more ecologically aware lifestyle by all of us. It sometimes just requires some inspiration and planning to try to reconcile your love of exploration with the impact that globe-trotting and can have on the environment. Let’s go!
What we are doing:
Landycamping is about choosing a holiday destination that enables you to discover what’s closer to home and renounces a long-haul flight – which by far would be the biggest impact on your carbon footprint.
Camping itself is one of the most responsible ways to go on holiday, as carrying your sleeping quarters and all amenities with you is the purest form of a ‘low impact accommodation’ – no mass tourism or large concrete developments that are half empty in low season.
There is no denying it – we are offering a service that encourages driving around the UK with a diesel engine vehicle. While we are seeing this as a means to an end – inspiring you to partake in a slow and low-impact camping holiday in Europe – we are offsetting each mile driven by any of our LandyCampers double via xxx. A Carbon offset is a way to compensate for your emissions by funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere. In many instances this also provides much needed employment, health improvement, biodiversity and broad social benefits to impoverished communities.
What we ask you to do:
Do not, ever, leave any litter behind wherever you are (this also includes food waste, and especially human waste which disrupts wildlife, and is just plain unpleasant!).
inconvenient or not available at campsite and you have to carry your recyclables with you for a bit. We provide separate waste containers for different materials and also provide a rubbish bag to be attached to the outside of the vehicle for more smelly items.
Travel smart – we know it’s tempting as our vehicles can take you anywhere, but please choose a route and destination relating to the time you have available. The shorter the trip, the closer your destination should be. If you start your trip from our pick-up location near London, just bear in mind how much there is to discover in the south of England. Travelling shorter distances does not only reduce your ecological impact but also gives you more time to relax and explore.