Initiative is doing the right thing without being told to!
Here at Earth Trails we believe that as an adventure company we should support and embrace our social responsibilities and not be solely focused on maximising profits, in fact profits are one of our least focused departments. This entails developing a business strategy with a positive relationship to the environment in which we operate. This relationship between the society and environment in which our business is conducted is a critical factor in our overall operations and is the way the Earth Trails team measure our overall performance and success.
THALO CLEAN WATER PROJECT
25 x water filters provided to each home in Thalo village by the Expedition Medicine (mountain medic) 2016 team.
$500 donated by ETX and a further $440 AUD donated by team members. Total $940.00
THE CHITRE VILLAGE WALL
15 meters of retaining wall built under the guidance of local tradesmen. This retaining wall forms the foundation for the future community health clinic.
$1000 AUD donated by ETX and a further $2389 AUD donated by team members. Total $3389.00
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LESSONS
A series of English communication lessons funded for a group of Nepali mountain guides.
$450 AUD donated so far by ETX and another $450 has been donated by Kasia Ibrahim. Total $900.00
VETERANS WALKING FOR CHANGE
Two veterans completed a walk south across Norway in 2017 to change the current veteran narrative and inspire positive change.
ETX donated $750 AUD and an expedition kit valued at $650. Total $1400.00
LIFESAVING HEART SURGERY
ETX facilitated the Trans Timor Trek to support the East Timor Hearts Association to raise funds for life saving heart surgeries.
A combination of team members and ETX raised $18000.00
THE THALO COMMUNITY TOILETS
Included a solid concrete construction, water tank with all plumbing and electricityto reduce the spread of disease through poor sanitation options in the village. The $10,000 in funds for the project have been raised through kind donations.
EDUCATIONAL AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
The village school in Helambu required support in obtaining school desks, cabinets, printers, computers and a musical keyboard. The Expedition Medicine Team collectively donated $1343 and ETX boosted this by another $1000. Total $2343.00
TREES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
The Earth Trails Expeditions Team is an advocate for tree replantation around the world. As part of our commitment we have supported One Tree Planted. ETX donated $100.00 AUD to impact climate change positively.
HILL SIDE ACADEMY IMPROVEMENTS
The mountain medic team collectively raised $11987.00 for local tradesmen to complete a number of infrastructure improvements for the school including re-wiring electricity, ceiling repairs, carpet installation, toilet repairs and replacement, maintenance and extension of a vital retaining wall and the installation of a number of water filters.
NARAYAN HEALTH AND EDUCATION
The health student team from USC worked with Narayan community to support a Nepali run health clinic providing free community health care access and fund 2 x patient beds for the clinic. Further funds were raised for the local school to acquire 2 computers that will assist get students online. Total funds raised were $1689.00
The Earth Trails Expeditions Team is an advocate for tree replantation around the world. As part of our commitment we have supported One Tree Planted.
ETX donated $100.00 AUD to impact climate change positively.
The Trans Timor team collectively raised just over $10000 for the East Timor Hearts fund through their journey on foot across the jungles and mountains of Timor Leste. They were even broadcast live on national radio from the summit of the country’s highest feature, Mount Ramelau.
The Trek4Paramedics team journeyed to Everest Base camp in 2019 whilst raising over $26 thousand dollars for Queensland Ambulance Legacy. Queensland Ambulance Legacy supports paramedics and their families in times of need and it was our pleasure to host this team.
QLD POLICE LEGACY
The Trek4Police team spent 18 days journeying to the roof of the world whilst raising over $21 thousand dollars for Queensland Police Legacy. They assist the eligible dependent families of deceased Qld Police Officers, Qld Police Officers whose spouse/partner has died and Qld Police families with a parent suffering from an incurable/terminal illness.
TIMOR RETRIEVAL BOAT AND DEFIB
Information coming soon