As inhabitants of our planet, we completely depend on our natural surroundings, both on a physical and emotional level. With this recognition comes the obvious responsibility to preserve both the environmental and the biological diversity.
To be honest, this is easier said than done, and we sometimes find that our different goals are in conflict with one another. Much of what we do involves being in nature, an environment we often must travel to get to. In addition, our cross-cultural focus implies that we bring people together from different countries, even continents. Traveling, especially by air, contributes to global warming. At the same time, if we no longer visit one another and each other's natural environments, we will gradually become culturally alienated, perhaps with lowered incentives of mutual care. For Motiva this poses a challenging dilemma, and our best response is to show in action a continued awareness of, and moderation in, the way we conduct ourselves. We do this by:
- As far as possible, include the symbiosis between humans and nature as a topic in our courses and activities
- Travel smart and as environmentally aware as possible
- Purchase double climate compensation quota for all Motiva flights - both for employees and participants. See myclimate.org
- Adapt a ´leave no trace` practice when in nature
- Bring with us garbage we find in nature
- Our food will not consist of industrially produced red meat. Generally aim for organic and locally produced food.
- Promote environmentally sound values in terms of consumption and equipment
- Learn from other cultures about their local environmental issues, how they experience the global environmental challenges, and what they do to meet these challenges. We most often have a lot to learn from others!