One Horizon & Sustainability
Sustainable tourism is a way of traveling and exploring a destination while respecting its culture, environment, and people. Unlike sustainable tourism, which focuses on interacting authentically with local culture, Mass tourism is a multi-trillion dollar industry that is primarily focused on generating income. Therefore, it does not prioritize local traditions, natural resources, and residents. In fact, most of the money generated from mass tourism goes to large transnational companies instead of remaining in the country you visit. One Horizon is a Kenyan based registered ‘not for profit’ organisation who revenue is returned to specific programs whose aim is to alleviate poverty.
When it comes to sustainability, there are actually three “pillars” to consider: environmental, economic, and socio-cultural. Tourism has to be sustainable in all three areas to truly be considered “sustainable tourism.”
Sustainable programs are the foundation of One Horizon. When you’re with us, you visit grassroots Kenya and our partner communities. Here you stand alongside us and help with the implementation of our sustainability programs. Our programs are a collaboration with Kenyan communities and our partners within local, regional and national government and private sector agencies.
It’s this experience of becoming involved in Kenyan life that makes our experiences unique. One Horizon works hard on sustainable programs and to make them a success. But it is a joint effort and we are increasingly recognized for the positive impact we have both in a social, economic and environmental context. And by opening ourselves up to the involvement of travelers we have simply marshaled those that share our passion and empathy.
Our videos below, which give you an insight into some of our sustainability programs that are helping Kenyan families and communities to be able to determine their own destiny and journeys to build positive and happy futures.