The Nomads Bus

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The impact

What difference will your contribution make?

  • By joining the bus, you not just choose for an adventurous & unique holiday, but you’re also voting for a travel organization that’s aware about its ecological footprint.
  • We want to challenge ourselves to do what we love in the most conscious way possible. We are taking responsibility for our actions and make this journey not only fun, but also a sustainable one, so our grandchildren will still be able to enjoy riding knee-deep pow!
  • This project is not about make a huge profit; it’s mainly out of the love for the mountains and all the activities nature has to offer us, like snowboarding and skiing. All profits will be reinvested in the project and/or donated to mountain sustainability projects.
  • The Nomads Bus is sponsored by brands that create their products with an enormous love for the sport. It’s time to choose products not for their big brand name but because they are made out of passion for skiing/snowboarding.
  • This project is 100% carbon neutral. We reduce what we can and offset what we can’t by neutralising our emissions through a non-profit offsetting company, Carbonfund.org.

These are the most important eco-features of the bus.

No meat

No meat policy: “The amount of carbon dioxide that is given off per pound of beef is, in fact, greater than burning a gallon of gasoline” Dennis Hayes. This quote says it all: the easiest thing we can all do individually to reduce CO2 emissions is to stop eating meat or at least begin by eating less meat. On the bus we want to let you experience that food can taste great and be very nutritious without the need of a 300gr steak on your plate. Not eating meat is not only good for the planet, it is also good for your heath. More and more research indicates that eating meat increases the risk of a large scale of modern diseases, like cancer, obesity and diabetes.
Insulation
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Roof
insulation: Doschawol® is made 100% out of sheep wool and does not contain any chemicals or fire-retardants. Animal keratin is a renewable, ecological and secondary resource, causing Doschawol to have a very low impact on the environment. We have chosen this type of insulation because of its moist regulating capacities, which will come in handy when traveling in areas with extreme cold or warm temperatures. We got our wool at Ecomat, an amazing Belgian company specialized in everything that has to do with Eco-friendly constructing.
Solar Panels
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We’ll have two Yeti 1250 generators on board. They are the epitome of unlimited, portable backup power for complete peace of mind. From phones to refrigerators, and everything in between, with the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator, has the power to back up your life in any situation. Ditch the noise, fumes and gasoline and enjoy unlimited power from the wall or the sun.
Compost Toilet
Every time you flush the toilet, literally SIX liters of drinking water goes down the drain. An average person uses up to 35 liters a day for his/her toilet visits. A total of 12000 liters a year! Our “Separett” works uses ZERO liters. By separating liquids from solids the volume of solid human matter is significantly reduced and turned into non-offensive com- post. “Separett” unexpected capacity means that up to a season’s worth of week- end use may be held before emptying. (Based on two persons’ use twice every weekend for five months: 80 uses). A couple can expect 60 uses (one month of full time use). Our compost toilet will make the world a more fertile place.
Carbon Zero

We neutralise our CO2 emissions in collaboration with Cool Effect, a non-profit organisation which focusses on real projects that help to reduce to CO2 we produce with our hostel on wheels.

Currently we are supporting two projects on a monthly basis:

– The Makira Rainforest Conservation in Madagascar 
– Biogas Digesters for Farmers to redirect methane into clean energy in Vietnam.

WHAT DOES THE COOL EFFECT WEBSITE STAND FOR?

“Carbon Offsetting Done Correctly”

Every international carbon standard requires a project to provide and prove measurements based on peer-approved scientific methodologies. This documentation is reviewed by two independent Technical Advisory Committees. Cool Effect verifies, once more, the work of these Committees as well as validates the financial durability of the project.

This process guarantees projects that are scientifically and financially strong and ethically sound. It also guarantees that our projects are 100% additional—which means that the reduction in carbon emissions would not have happened under any other circumstances.

A mission to reduce carbon emissions.

Combining science, expertise, and transparency, Cool effect is creating a community built around one simple vision: give people the power and confidence to band together and reduce the carbon pollution that causes climate change.

Check it out here if you want to contribute: www.cooleffect.org

Woodstove
 
Say hi to our beautiful MBS wood stove. With a 6 KW capacity this stove will give us the necessary heat during those cold winter nights.