I COMMIT TO LEAVING EVERY ISLAND THAT I TRAVEL TO BETTER THAN HOW I INITIALLY FOUND IT.
The 8 Commitments
I will protect the environment by picking up trash when I see it, conserving water, recycling, prioritizing locally grown food, refraining from touching and chasing the wildlife, and engaging in other eco-friendly behaviour whenever it is possible.
I will do my research to learn about the history, the culture, and the important social, environmental and economic challenges that are facing the local island communities.
I will make a conscious effort to choose to work with individuals, communities, businesses and organisations that are actively seeking to tackle pressing issues in the island.
I will raise awareness and change the narrative about the real "island life”, by being an honest island story teller. I’ll share with my people (in person and online) what I’ve learned about the island, both the beautiful & the less appealing things that I witnessed.
I will engage in at least 1 cultural activity during my stay to gain a deeper understanding of the island. I will also learn about and respect local customs
I will engage in at least 1 real conversation and/or exchange every day with a local community member with an open mind and an open heart.
I will support small and midsize locally owned businesses, along with other initiatives meant to move the island forward socially, economically, and environmentally.
8. One Action
I will take at least ONE action to help the local community before I leave by FIRST, asking how I can help and SECOND, using my skills, privileges, and resources to make a positive impact.