roadsurfer and sustainability
#roadsurfing means adventures, freedom and joy within nature! It also means being careful, sustainable and respectful towards nature. Camping equals the great outdoors, enjoying the view and jumping into the clear water. Intact nature is the basis of all great experiences. That is why we want to give something back.
A trip with the camper is not only safe but also one of the most sustainable ways of travel. In contrast to planes and cruise ships, with #roadsurfing, you emit less CO2. You also need less water and – here we are counting on you – you generate less garbage. But it is still not green enough for us! Therefore, in roadsurfer, we compensate all of our CO2 emissions from our campervans and we support great sustainable and climate-friendly projects. Nevertheless, we want to do even more. We need your help to make sure that roadsurfing stays green and sustainable.
roadsurfer is climate neutral but that is not enough for us. We not only want to make the road more colourful with our vans but Earth a greener place to live!
CO2 compensation for your roadtrip
With roadsurfer, you travel in a climate neutral manner because we take our responsibility towards nature very seriously and we compensate with Climate Partner every one of our campervan-emissions. Right now, we are helping with the construction and management of a hydroelectric station in southwest China.
Surfrider Foundation Europe
Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non-profit organization destined to the protection of the coasts and waters. From educational work to beach-cleaning-days, they make sure that our seas, coasts, rivers and lakes stay clean. The organization was founded in 1990 and is now active in 14 countries. We ride on more than one wave and, that is why we support them!
Partnership with Lavazza
Each ecological contribution counts, no matter how small. It will grow. That is why we donate, together with our partner Lavazza and the Hans-Neumann-Stiftung, one coffee plant for each booking. Each booking equals two new trees.
We wouldn´t be true roadsurfers if we didn´t do the work ourselves. That is why we always have a cool project going on. Being a true roadsurfer means being “brutal hands on” 💪
🗑️ The roadsurfer Clean Up Journey
To make sure that packaging waste is correctly disposed and recycled, we are getting our hands dirty!
Given the current situation, we still want to do something. That is why small groups of roadsurfer teams in Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Dormagen ad Hamburg are on the way collecting waste that others dispose of incorrectly on the 16 of May. We will keep you posted here.
What can you do?
Simply participate! Share the roadsurfer spirit and become a sustainability-heroe. How? Here are some tips:
1. Sustainable camping
Forget the routine and step into relaxation? Of course, but with some sense! Travelling in a sustainable way starts with how we pack our luggage and plan our trip.
Travelling alone is not the most sustainable of actions - therefore, take your family or friends with you!
The right parking spot
Park only where you cannot damage nature.
Avoid plastic waste and plastic packaging as well as one-way products.
Aluminium foil has gained fans in the past years when grilling season comes around but it is an ecological no-go!
Use glass- or stainless-steel bottles that you can always refill. And, no, that does not only count for beer - it works for soft drinks too! :)
Back to Basic
Ask yourself if you really need all those creams and lotions or if it would be enough to just pack some ecological soap.
We admit that Zero Waste is not always easy but it isn´t a challenge to hide from, either.
The most important thing remains: take your waste with you and leave the spot how you found it. You must dispose of the waste in the correct way and not simply leave it laying around – not even in empty places.
The next campers and nature will thank you for it!
2. Start your own clean-up journey
… because we are stronger together! It doesn´t always have to a big, organized event – small, daily actions make a big difference and inspire others to do better as well. At home, the park, the woods, the beach or in the mountains – together, we are fighting the pollution of the environment!
Simply post a picture with our hashtag #surfingthegreenwave and for each post we will donate one Euro to a sustainable project*. The more people participate and help dispose of the waste correctly, the better!
Here you have some tips:
should definetely be part of your basic attire!
will help you avoid sharp objects like glass!
Don´t forget waste bags, tongs and first-aid-kits!
Is it enough?
Yes and no. We can all do much, much more! But every step counts. Saying “no” is not an option!
* When the fundraising campaign is over, we will donate a total amount for the first 5.000 hashtag-posts. You will find out which project we support in autumn through our newsletter and Facebook-profile.