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Sustainability

Wikipedia says Sustainability is the capacity to endure in a relatively ongoing way across various domains of life. In the 21st century, it refers generally to the capacity for Earth's biosphere and human civilization to co-exist.

EL Domo promotes various initiatives regarding the environment-preservation, sustainable tourism, local economic development, and social impact.

Afforestation

Afforestation is undertaken where the land is barren, using the Miyawaki method, which makes the plants self-sustaining, do not require watering, and grow rapidly. 

We will be starting our own nursery in this regard with a mixt of fruit trees, wild species of flowering plants, medicinal value, fruits edible for birds & mammals only, etc. We have a Vana Mithra Program receiving donations with 80g/12a tax exemption benefits with our NGO partner.

Read more about EL Domo Director Yuvaraj Green passion here

Foggy Forest
Bath Products

Accommodation actions

Avoiding the use of GM products, grocery shopping in local markets only, ecological cleaning products, energy-saving lamps, separate collection & waste segregation, promote public motility - providing the timetables of the public transports or a free shuttle service to the nearest train or bus station, rent-a-bike service to let our guests discover the surroundings in an eco-sustainable way, recharge service for electric cars, flow-reducers in sinks, water-saving toilets, asking guests to help us reduce wastes - Towel change on request, collect and reuse rainwater, rational use of electricity, promote fair-trade products, aim to promote eco-friendly furniture, preserve Biodiversity in green areas - preferring native species, or plants that arise naturally in the environment of the area, Dome Shape provides natural conditioning reducing electricity consumption

Commitments & Certifications

We have taken action towards being a signatory on Planet Earth Tourism Plastics Initiative, and a signatory to Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism

We are in the process of Indian Green Building Certification

Man Signing

Sustainable Tourism

Kiran Basur

Sustainability Strategist

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Kiran Basur has been a pioneer in Community tourism acitivties.

He has played a keyrole in restoring the glory of Banavasi, ersrwhile capital of Karnataka during the period of the Kadambas reign. 10 yrs back - a rare random traveller asking the localites - What is there in Banavasi to see? would get a reply - 'nothing here', go to Sirsi.

Now the scenarios has changed. There are several homestays and most localites are able to schedule an itinerary of 2-3 days of Tourism experience within Banavasi itself. They adopted a policy of no liquor and no non-veg as is the ways of life for the local population here. It has become a pit stop for travellers to Gokarna and Sirsi.

He has pioneered voluntourism at very early days in his career and advancing into Regenerative Tourism

Initiatives

Community Tourism centre
Devaramane, Chikmaglur

'Forest Therapy Guide'
Certification Program

Miyawaki afforestation
Experience Centre

Crowd funded Community Centre for development in Devaramane. This will have immense benefits to local economy development. Land is ready for the project.

more details soon

The benefits of Forest bathing are immense and need more hosts as Leaders and Community participation. Madikeri receives several thousands of tourists each year and has the richest biodiversity in Karnataka. Each homestay host has to acquire the knowledge to give the experience of 'Forest Bathing' to their guests. Post COVID, this is an important step to progress from disease to wellness

Bring home the forest with a Miyawaki afforestation and experience benefits daily. Redcue your carbon footprint. Experience our Miyawaki forest in Bangalore