Be confident that sustainability and responsible tourism are at the heart of your Vagabond or Driftwood small-group tour of Ireland.
To cement this commitment, we have joined the Tourism Declares A Climate Emergency initiative.
- 💚 We declare our shared commitment to unite all stakeholders in transforming tourism to deliver effective climate action.
- 0️⃣ We support the global commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and reach Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050.
- 🌍 We will consistently align our actions with the latest scientific recommendations, so as to ensure our approach remains consistent with a rise of no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100.
As a signatory, we commit to:
- 🗓️ Deliver a climate action plan within 12 month of signing.
- 🎯 Report publicly both progress against interim and long-term targets, as well as the actions being taken, at least annually.
- 5️⃣ Align our plan with five shared pathways (measure, decarbonise, regenerate, collaborate, finance) to ensure climate action is consistent across all of tourism.
- 🗨️ Share information on activities connected to Tourism Declares and/or the Glasgow Declaration among contacts and networks.
- 🤝 Work in a collaborative and constructive spirit with other members of Tourism Declares and/or signatories of the Glasgow Declaration.
All Vagabond Tours staff carry out litter picks. This happens in Wicklow, close to our VagaHQ, and on tour.
Since 2018, we have partnered with the Pure Mile Project to adopt a section of local woodland. Our staff members successfully returned the area near Glencree in Wicklow to its original state. What had become a frequent dumping ground was now pure again!
Out on the road, we've challenged ourselves and our guests to take part in Zero Waste Week. Our VagaGuides got creative to spell out the impact that responsible tourism can have.
Our Sustainability Mission
Do you want to help?
We are all conscious of the carbon footprint we create in our travels. If you'd like to ask us more about the resposible tourism we practice on our trips to Ireland, please feel free to get in touch.
Climatecare is a non-profit organisation which raises awareness of climate change by supporting humanitarian and environmental projects globally.
Use the carbon calculator and offset your emissions at Climarecare.
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Sustainable Travel Ireland
In 2017, we were awarded Irish Ecotourism Gold Level certification.
In 2019, Rob took his commitment to responsible tourism one step further by acquiring Sustainable Travel Ireland (formerly EcoTourism Ireland). We are currently in the process of researching a suitably independent body to re-certify Vagabond Tours, as we will no longer be certified by Ecotourism Ireland.
Our Sustainability Partners
We are proud members of, or partner with, all kinds of sustainability-focused organisations: