Since 1995, AllTrips has helped over 37 million travelers plan their vacations without wasted paper brochures. We strive to leave our virtual footprint everywhere, but our physical footprint shouldn't have a lasting effect.
We're not perfect. Yet, we do realize that what we do affects the places we love. Here are some of the changes we've taken on here at AllTrips.
UnCommon Sense Program
In 2009 we joined a small business education program through the Yellowstone Business Partnership called the UnCommon Sense Program. We completed the 2 year program in the spring of 2011. We gained a lot of knowledge about our current business practices and continue to make efforts towards operating sustainably going forward.
What is the UnCommon Sense Program?
The UnCommon Sense Program equips businesses to make desired changes in their operations and empowers them to become sustainability leaders in their communities and industry sectors.
Uncommon Sense Presentation
Below is our power point presentation of what we learned and changed within our organization through participation in the Yellowstone Business Partnership’s Uncommon Sense Program.
Each summer and fall we will set out to share our time and energy with two regional groups. We hope to work on projects that affect not only us and the areas we live and work in, but also that affect our visitors and where they have an impact. From bike trails, to painting and preserving historic sites we look forward to getting our hands dirty.
We invite you, our visitors and vendors, to join us on our next Volunteer Day. Check out our Events Calendar or Facebook to see where we will be working next.
Painting in Yellowstone National Park: August 2007
In the summer of 2007, we worked with a group from Grant Village to repaint bridges around Lewis Falls and the West Thumb of Lake Yellowstone.
Working on the White Grass Ranch: July and August 2008
We spent two separate days working for the Western Center for Historic Preservation at the historic White Grass Ranch. This ranch was one of the oldest working dude ranches inside Grand Teton National Park at the base of Death Canyon. We worked with the crew to remove old roofing material and to apply temporary materials to each cabin on the property preserving it for future work.
Working on BarBC Ranch: July 2009
This year we worked on the original BarBC Ranch inside Grand Teton National Park along the Snake River. This ranch held so much history, such as visiting presidents and famous people from early in the 20th century. The ranch is a future project of the Western Center for Historic Preservation so we worked with their team to remove old rooftops, apply temporary roofing materials and clean up the area around the ranch.
White Grass Ranch and Bar BC Ranch: July 2010
We returned to these two special ranches to put our team to work. We replaced two other roof sets on the BarBC Ranch and then moved over to the White Grass Ranch to try our hand at log chinking on the first finished cabin.
Friends of Pathways - Teton Pass Trails: July 2011
We decided to work on a project that would directly affect our visitors. We chose to partner up with Jackson Hole's Friends of Pathways and the Bridger Teton Forest Service to work on a trail used for foot and horse traffic in the Teton Pass and Black's Canyon area. The trail is called the History Trail. We helped the team redirect the trail around a washed out section by digging out the new trail, hauling gravel from a stream for ground coverage and installing a walkway over a culvert.
Gallatin Valley Land Trust: September 2012
AllTrips volunteered with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, in Bozeman, MT. This year we did trail work on the Bozeman city trails system. The GVLT is working to link downtown Bozeman with the surrounding mountains so that visitors can bike, run or hike from downtown to the mountain trails. AllTrips spent the day widening a section of trail along Kagy Road and then smoothing ruts along the Painted Hills Trail.