World Environment Day 2023

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Mosaic Adventure is committed to raising awareness and taking action on World Environment Day.

On this occasion of World Environment Day, Mosaic Adventure would like to reiterate the importance of the world and to let everyone know that we are actively joining the global movement to address pressing environmental challenges and promote sustainable practices. This year’s theme #BeatPlasticPollution along with #EcosystemRestoration works as a crucial reminder of the urgent need to protect our planet’s ecosystems and minimize the impacts of climate change.

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Our company dedication to environmental conservation is highlighted by the alarming realities that Nepal faces due to the climate crisis. Recent reports reveal Nepal as one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change that is proven by various ongoing disasters that includes experiencing extreme weather events such as droughts, glacier explosions, delayed monsoons, intense landslides, and floods. The increasing heat has even resulted in the closure of many schools in the lower lands of Nepal, posing harm to school children.

In addition to that, the consequences of climate change extend beyond the environment, affecting food security, health, and poverty levels. Rising temperatures have led to the proliferation of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, as well as waterborne diseases such as cholera. Nepal is endemic for cholera with the potential for large outbreaks; in 2022 there have been many cases of Cholera reported in Nepal including Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.  This situation demands immediate action and collaboration between government bodies, private organizations and general people to address these issues and safeguard the well-being of our individuals.

Despite Nepal’s efforts to combat the climate crisis, challenges in implementation persist. The nation’s renewable energy expansion targets have fallen short, with renewable accounting for only 3 percent of total energy consumption in 2020. Additionally, plastic waste remains a significant environmental threat, as the use of polythene bags continues despite pledges to transition to paper and cloth bags.

As an eco-conscious tour operator Mosaic Adventure remains committed in its pledge to mitigating climate change and preserving Nepal’s natural beauty. The company actively promotes sustainable tourism practices emphasizing the importance of minimizing ecological footprints and supporting local communities. Through the organization of small group tours, we are trying our best to ensure responsible exploration of Nepal’s breathtaking Himalayas and fostering a deep connection with nature while minimizing the impact on fragile ecosystems.

On World Environment Day, we would like encourage individuals and organizations worldwide to take immediate action. By adopting climate friendly measures such as reducing plastic consumption, promoting renewable energy and preserving vital ecosystems, we can collectively address climate change and secure a better future for generations to come.

“Every small step counts in protecting environment that we all connected with. Let us hold our leaders accountable, demand action and inspire change through our own actions. Together we can make a positive impact and ensure a sustainable future”: Rajendra Sapkota, Managing Director of Mosaic Adventure.

As Nepal figure out the challenges posed by climate change, we must prioritize funding and initiatives that support climate friendly practices. We can play important role in reducing carbon emission, preserving natural heritage for future generations by raising awareness, advocating for policy changes and empowering individuals.

It is our hope that people around the world recognizes the value of the environment and the Earth we all share. Let us unite in agreement that we must take action to enjoy this world and keep it intact for generations to come. The world is nothing without its natural beauty which inspires us, energizes us, and connects us all together like a thread in a flower garland.

We appreciate thoughts and ideas. Please feel free to comment and share any suggestions on how Nepal can take different approaches to safeguard the environment of the Himalayas. Your valuable input is really important to us in our collective efforts to protect and preserve this precious ecosystem. Happy World Environment Day 2023!

About Author

Madhav started working as a porter in 2001 and then moved on to work as a trekking guide. After working in the trekking and tourism industry for eight years, he co-founded Mosaic Adventure in 2009.

Madhav has trekked to most of the trekking destinations in Nepal, including Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Indigenous Peoples Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and all of the day hikes around Kathmandu.

He has also extensively traveled to other countries such as Australia, the USA, the UK, France, Hong Kong, Japan, China, the Philippines, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Thailand, Turkey, and India. Madhav is the one who answers most of your questions about trekking and tours and helps to plan your trip by giving a personal touch.

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