Village Ways and the environment - true eco-tourism

Village Ways works to raise environmental awareness among its participating villages, to nurture the traditions and local knowledge that have long allowed them to live in balance with their surroundings, and to develop understanding of the changes (positive and negative) that the modern world can bring.

Guides are trained to value and share their knowledge of local flora and fauna; local craftsmen use traditional skills and materials to build or restore guesthouses and at the same time incorporate energy-saving technology such as solar panels for lighting and heating water.

The result is true and effective ecotourism that is bringing benefits to rural regions of India, Nepal and Ethiopia.