Sustainability is at the core of Backroads. Inherently, our mode of travel has always been more sustainable! We travel together in vans and we adventure by foot and by bike. This lessens our footprint and allows for a sense of wonder and connection to the amazing regions and communities that we visit. We empower our Trip Leaders to educate guests on thoughtful plastics use on trip (e.g. water bottles, snack bags). Our Field Operations teams seek creative regional solutions for reducing waste and plastics. These include: donating spare food to (food banks, field partners and vendors, etc); bulk buys to reduce packaging; recycling and donating bottles to local organizations. Our Field Houses maximize recycling and compost opportunities, as pertinent to the region. Additionally, we are reducing our reliance on paper print outs in our offices, among the Trip Leader community and with conveying information to our guests. We have migrated to providing Wahoo GPS Navigation units for our guests to use for route guidance.