We are aware that our impact reaches far beyond our destinations. The AllTrips team takes this very seriously.
As part of an ongoing effort to track our footprint, we continue to monitor our business practices year round. Several of our business aspects are tracked throughout the year to see where we can celebrate results and where we still need to improve.
- Energy Use:
We measure our monthly energy use in the AllTrips office to calculate our Carbon Footprint.
- Company Travel:
This is measured as needed as well as in an annual review.
- Waste Stream and Recycling:
We monitor our waste stream 1 to 2 times per month.
- Mail Flow:
We monitor the incoming and outgoing mail stream monthly.
- Responsible Purchasing:
We track our needs and calculate that when purchases are made.
- Carbon Footprint:
We conduct a company-wide audit every 2 years for employee's home and office impact. These numbers are compared to the national average per person rate.
Responsible Business Partners
As a team of travel and outdoor enthusiasts, we are eager to share our appreciation for the destinations we serve. We seek partnerships with local businesses and organizations to improve and sustain the qualities that make their backyard great.
Some of our current partners include.
- 1% for the Tetons - member since 2005
- RRR - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - member since 2008
- The Riverwind Foundation
Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program
AllTrips is proud to support the Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program and its mission to be a global leading sustainable destination. This region has a strong history of stewardship, but we all need to work together as a community toward cultural preservation and environmental management. Click here to review the Jackson Hole Yellowstone Sustainability Code of Conduct.
Sustainable Travel International Certification
In 2013, AllTrips applied for and received a Bronze Level Certification with Sustainable Travel International, a globally recognized international program. This sustainable business certification provides the tools to monitor and manage our business impacts. AllTrips completed a triple bottom line impact assessment, provided tracking and evidence for business practices, monitoring for energy, water and waste consumption as well as has a sustainability policy in place. We continue to follow this procedure to monitor annually. Find out more about STI at www.sustainabletravel.org
Our responsible business efforts started when we joined the UnCommon Sense program. In 2009, we joined a small business education program sponsored by a group know as the Yellowstone Business Partnership. We completed the 2 year program in the spring of 2011.
The program helped us make changes in operations and empowered us to become sustainability leaders in the community. We created the foundation from which we continue to grow our sustainable business initiatives.
"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it."-Lyndon B Johnson
Over the span of 5 years, AllTrips donated 1% of our Annual Revenue through the AllTrips Destination Protection Program. In total we have distributed over $82,000. Funds were distributed to organizations in some of our favorite destinations that reflect our mission to protect, preserve, and improve the destination.
Some of our recipients have included the following organizations.
- Friends of Acadia
- The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
- The Big Sky Community Corporation
- Gallatin Valley Land Trust
- Great Yellowstone Coalition-Cody
- Glacier National Park Fund
- 1% for the Tetons
- Grand Teton National Park Foundation
- Beartooth Recreational Trails Association
- The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council
- Summit Fat Tire Bike Organization
- Headwaters Trail Alliance
- West Yellowstone Foundation
- Yellowstone Park Foundation
AllTrips has volunteered our time and energy in some of our favorite outdoor destinations. These are special places where we live, work and play, but also where our visitors have an impact. From trail restoration, to painting and preserving historic sites, we look forward to getting our hands dirty.
We have been very fortunate to work with some excellent organizations.
- 2013 - Big Sky/Big Sky Community Corporation and Friends of Hyalite - Trail work on the Hyalite Trail
- 2012 - Gallatin Valley Land Trust - Trails and Pathways around Bozeman/Painted Hills Trail
- 2011 - Friends of Pathways/Bridger Teton Natl Forest - History Trail, Teton Pass
- 2010 - Western Center for Historic Preservation in Grand Teton Natl Park - White Grass Ranch - Cabin preservation and restoration
- 2009 - Western Center for Historic Preservation in Grand Teton Natl Park - BarBC Cabin preservation and reservation
- 2008 - Western Center for Historic Preservation in Grand Teton Natl Park - White Grass Ranch - Cabin Reservation and preservation
- 2007 - Yellowstone National Park - Grant Village and Lewis Falls Bridge Painting