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Green and responsible transportation solutions

Ecological footprint :

The ecological footprint is a way to measure the pressure exerted on Human Nature.

Eco-friendly transportation:

Even going to the other side of the world we can reduce our ecological footprint:

  • Limiting flights and / or optimizing these trips, preferring the train as soon as possible;
  • By increasing the time spent on the spot, and by choosing the least energy-intensive transport for non-renewable energy to move around the place of the mission;

To maximize your time on site you can also do several ecovolunteer missions on a single trip. We offer several missions in some countries such as Benin, or Thailand.

We will help you make reservations that take into account the transfer time between missions.

Take stock by comparing the different means of transport

Train

Taking the train contributes on average to emit 6 times less CO2 than by taking the plane *. It is the most ecological and economical means of transport, to use as soon as this option is offered to you.

For example, if you want to cross Europe or go to Mongolia, you can borrow the Trans-Siberian!

Plane

To better choose your flight when a choice is available to you, here is an ecological ranking of airlines.

Ferries / Boats

The Slow Travel movement, an idea derived from the Slow Food movement, puts forward the idea of ​​taking one's time, favoring slow transport methods. It's a way to discover the landscapes, to meet local people who travel on ferries, a way to come to terms with the real distance that separates us here and there! As soon as the option is presented to you, favor the boat or the ferry to the plane, and enjoy the adventure.

bus

According to Ademe's figures, taking the bus consumes roughly 140 kilograms of CO2 and 30 pounds less energy than the car. To go to work, to move in your own city as well as abroad, this mode of transport is more economical and ecological especially when you are alone in your car. When traveling, driving in a country with a different road code may reveal some apprehensions. Especially if you are tired of jet lag or other. We advise you to take the local buses, and especially not to hesitate to get in touch with the locals!

Bikes

Of course, few of us can go to the place of the mission by bike! However, once there, you can rent a bike to move around the mission. Much less polluting than the bus or the car for example, it represents a real additional autonomy, at low cost! Find more

This is your 1ère ecovolunteer experience?

In case you want to test eco-volunteering with a short-term mission, we recommend, if possible, to start with a Travel in Europe or while serving a mission as part of your trip on another continent.

* See the article Voyage voyage (But possibly not by plane!)