Knowing that the love and energy I have poured into creating Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal helps you have a better experience of Portugal is priceless. I never fail to get a thrill when readers or 1:1 clients write to tell me what a difference my recommendations and support have made to their trip.
But I want to make a bigger difference in this world, and help build a better planet.
I’ve now found the perfect way to achieve this.
Enter 1% for the Planet®
I am thrilled and proud to be a certified 1% for the Planet Business Member. As such, I have committed to giving at least 1% of my annual revenue directly to environmental causes. 1% for the Planet® verify my income and donations each year to make sure I’m putting my money where my mouth is.
I get to choose which of the approved 1% for the Planet® Environmental Partners I support, and I make my payments directly to that organisation. Before signing up to 1% for the Planet®, I checked their list of partners to make sure that TreeSisters was on there, and it is.
What I love about TreeSisters
TreeSisters fund a diverse portfolio of tropical reforestation projects that are ethical, community-led, expand natural forest cover and aim to avoid further deforestation. Their work encompasses wider environmental and social impacts, putting forests, communities and gender equity at the heart of their work.
This directly and indirectly supports several of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are about making a dramatic difference in all key areas to make the world a better, cleaner, safer place for everyone.
What is Treesisters?
TreeSisters is an invitation to everyone to do as much radical good as they can for the planet. Our global network of treesisters is transforming both lives and landscapes in extraordinary ways. TreeSisters offers unique global programs that focus on encouraging women’s leadership, Nature-connection, and significant behaviour change as we make the shift from being consumers to restorers.
TreeSisters is funding the restoration of environments, biodiversity and communities within more than 10 major ecosystems around the global Tropics, through a diverse portfolio of vetted, trusted reforestation projects and in the process, planting millions of trees.
By giving to TreeSisters, we are:
- planting tropical trees,
- sequestering carbon,
- directly helping to replenish the world’s forests,
- empowering women,
- helping impoverished communities
How can you contribute?
By all means, make any direct donation you would like to TreeSisters, or 1% for the Planet but you can also support their work simply by using my blog to plan your trip.
Although I offer paid products and services, such as Fully Managed Portugal Itineraries, Custom Itinerary Design and Quick Query travel consultations, you don’t even need to purchase them in order to make a difference.
Every completed reservation you make using my Booking.com, Rentalcars.com, Viator and Get Your Guide and other partners counts. This applies whether you are travelling in Portugal or any other country so bookmark these exact links, which contain my partner code:
- Booking.com for accommodation wherever you are travelling: https://www.booking.com/index.html?aid=360419
- Rentalcars for vehicle rental worldwide: https://www.rentalcars.com/?affiliateCode=thewayfo946
- Viator for tours, transfers and experiences around the world: https://www.viator.com/?pid=P00039391&mcid=42383&medium=link
- Get Your Guide for tours, transfers and experiences around the world: https://www.getyourguide.com/?partner_ID=HUZMYQC
Read why I believe using a travel expert when planning your trip to Portugal is essential.
I’m looking forward to making our world a better place, with your help.
How to travel sustainably in Portugal
For specific guidance on actions you can take when planning your trip, and during your vacation, take a look at the article I wrote about sustainable tourism in Portugal.
What are we doing at Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal?
Besides monetary donations, we are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal and to offsetting our impact to reach carbon NetZero each yer. Our Sustainability Policy outlines this and other steps we are taking to be responsible as an organisation and human beings and promote sustainable tourism.