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10
Sep

NABA Member of the Month October 2016: Basecamp Explorer

NABA’s Member of the month is Basecamp Explorer, the Norwegian tourism company was awarded a in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.

Basecamp Masai Mara, the tourism company’s branch in Kenya, competed against more than 500 other nominations globally, in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and will be presented with the prestigious Trophy and Certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London on November 11, 2016.

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as a major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries. The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an International, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.

 

About Basecamp Explorer:

Basecamp Explorer is a Norwegian tourism company that operates a collection of destinations across the globe, in an enlightened and responsible way. The Basecamp ‘difference’ is often described as a special blend of unique destinations, operated with a strong focus on sustainability, with a core commitment towards local communities and the environment. Hence the company’s slogan “Leave a positive footprint.” Tourism can, of course, have a negative impact on local communities and on the environment. Basecamp Explorer have therefore developed a model for responsible tourism, in close cooperation with key partners and local communities. Their operations and projects in Kenya and India help reduce poverty, improve health and strengthen local education, while in the Pyrenees and on Svalbard the company focus on environmentally friendly operations, nature, and conservation of local species.