Plastic pollution is one of the major environmental challenges of our time, and we have an important role to play in contributing to the solution. Much of the plastic used in tourism is made to be thrown away and often can’t be recycled, leading to large amounts of pollution. Young Environmentalists Programme Trust is proud to be a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastic Initiative.
Young Environmentalists Programme Trust is an advocacy and partnership platform to educate communities and raise awareness about positive environment change. It offers a series of outdoor, experiential, coastal field trips for students, school groups, college courses, community members and citizen science groups. Field trips and courses focus on coastal ecology, geology, marine biology, exploration scuba dives, watersheds and conservation outreach programmes aimed at inspiring the next generation to join careers in marine biology, oceanography and marine scientific research.
Young Environmentalists Programme Trust Mumbai has been hosting the World Tourism Day celebrations and Awards to Promote Community and sustainable development programmes.
Young Environmentalists Programme Trust Mumbai has launched the Ocean School, an ocean conservation programme focusing on plastic-free ocean destinations and works with ecotels and hotels improving their sustainability practices.
Young Environmentalists Programme Trust Mumbai works with dive center’s around the world to promote sustainable development and eco tourism and lecture and collaborate with travel and tourism colleges.
In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Young Environmentalists Programme Trust commits to:
Getting travel agencies and dive centers to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative.
Conducting events under the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative banner to promote plastics free tourism.
Incorporating GTPI mission in their Education modules.
Sharing GTPI newsletters to help raise awareness among partners, suppliers, travellers and local stakeholders.