OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Vieri at work in Iceland
Vieri at work in Iceland

As a Fine Art landscape photographer, I work very hard to portray the beauty of the Earth. The Earth is not only our source of life but is our never-ending source of inspiration, and I am fully committed to protect it to make sure that this source will truly never end.

In today’s world, people travel like they never did in the course of human history. Traveling is a fundamental cultural experience, one that uniquely enriches our minds and souls. However, all the traveling we do threatens some of the Earth’s greatest landscapes and areas of natural beauty in a way that is also unprecedented in human history. As photographers, we contribute in no small part to this threat: it is therefore as photographers that we should reflect upon our impact on the environment and do our best to minimize it.

As a business, Zeynep and I believe that our commitment to preserve the environment must turn into action. Therefore, starting from June 2019, Vieri Bottazzini Workshops is a Proud Partner of Eden Reforestation Projects, an organization active in reforestation and reducing poverty in less developed areas of the World, and we are committing part of our Workshops’ fees to offset the carbon footprint you create when joining one of our Workshops. As well, Vieri is committing part of his WONDROUS LANDSCAPES Fine Art print sales to supporting Eden Reforestation Projects for an even more effective contribution to preserve our planet.

YOUR WORKSHOP, CARBON NEUTRAL | To offset the carbon footprint created by your trip with us, every time you book one of our Workshops, we’ll fund the planting of 250 TREES! All tree-planting work is being done by Eden Reforestation Projects for the purpose of reforestation, agroforestry and reducing extreme poverty through the employment of local villagers.

Vieri Bottazzini is a Seed Partner of Eden Projects
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TREES PLANTED TOGETHER SO FAR

Besides being a Proud Partner of Eden Reforestation Projects, Vieri Bottazzini Workshops is a Proud Member of Nature First – The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography and a Proud Partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. By joining one of our Workshops, you help us protect the environment by following the Nature First Principles and the Leave No Trace Principles, contributing to our support to these organizations as well.

NATURE FIRST

Joining one of our Workshops, you agree to help us protect the environment by following the Seven Principles of Nature First Photography:

1. Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography
2. Educate yourself about the places you photograph
3. Reflect on the possible impact of your actions
4. Use discretion if sharing locations
5. Know and follow rules and regulations
6. Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them
7. Actively promote and educate others about these principles

For more information, please follow the link NATURE FIRST to find out more about Nature First – The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography and its mission.

LEAVE NO TRACE​

As well, joining one of our Workshops, you agree to help us protect the environment by following the Leave No Trace Principles of Outdoor Ethics:

– Dispose of waste properly
– Leave what you find
– Plan ahead and prepare
– Travel and camp on durable surfaces
– Minimize campfire impact
– Respect wildlife
– Be considerate to other visitors

For more information, please download the Leave No Trace Seven Principles following the link here: SEVEN PRINCIPLES POSTER. Please follow the link LEAVE NO TRACE CENTER FOR OUTDOOR ETHICS to find out more about Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its mission.

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