European campervan hire company, Indie Campers announce a long-term collaboration with the sustainability startup Forstfreunde. The collaboration allows Indie Campers travellers to offset the emission of their campervan travel in a simple and effective way with a transparent tree planting process.
As climate change is becoming at the forefront of global concern together with an increasingly conscious consumer group, it is evident that businesses' activities need to follow the journey towards being environmentally conscious. Indie Campers has seen increasing demands from customers who want to rent out campervans as an alternative to flying, and so have recently launched several products to accommodate this interest in slow travel. One such is their new campervan subscription offering that allows people to get the experience of living in a campervan. The company is now looking at new ways to offer sustainable travel alternatives by offering its customers the ability to carbon offset their road trip for as little as €0.7 per 100km, through Forstfreunde. The whole process is operated with full transparency, where the customer can monitor their contributions through time.
“In this time when we are in the middle of a climate crisis, it is crucial to create high-value business- partnerships like this that can have a real impact on the world we live in. We are proud to finally being able to offer carbon compensation to our customers through such a future-oriented company as Forstfreunde”, says Pernille Hembre, Marketing representative for Indie Campers.
How Indie Campers carbon offsetting with Forstfreunde works:
Thanks to this collaboration, Indie Campers customers are able to make a contribution to offsetting carbon dioxide emissions immediately after renting a campervan. After specifying the miles driven, the data are converted into the number of trees that is necessary to offset the CO2 emissions of the trip.
Research shows that forests are the most effective way to bind CO2 and at the same time create habitats for animals and plants that make our planet more livable. The team of experts from Forstfreunde, in cooperation with Indie Campers, has put together a selection of three compensation projects from which the customer can choose: a project in the Eifel, in which areas are leased for reforestation, a local project in Iran, in which increasing desertification is countered and a community project in Malawi, Africa, in cooperation with schools, parishes and churches. Therefore, every single customer can choose his favourite project and make an individual contribution to the preservation of our environment. After the contribution is made, he/she will receive a certificate for the trees that have been planted. In this way, the journey can also be enjoyed to the fullest.
Indie Campers are currently offering 10% off on all 2021 rentals until November 30th, with flexible payment and cancellation policies to promote safe and sustainable travel next year, in their own capacity.