Greenheart Travel Values

Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage.

Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.

Greenheart Travel is a division of Greenheart International, a nonprofit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community. Learn more about our unique and diverse collection of programs fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism at greenheart [dot] info.

Our local Chicago community is just as important to us as our cross-cultural connections. Greenheart Travel takes special interest in creating and taking an active role in community initiatives, informative workshops, and fundraisers in hopes of making a positive impact at the local, national, and global level.

A commitment to the environment matches our enthusiasm for international travel. As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, our concern for the welfare of the planet drives our passion for helping responsible travelers satisfy their thirst for adventure while respecting the environment and unique cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.  Our organization achieved runner up status in the 2012 STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award for proving an exemplary model for environmentally friendly and sustainable travel measures.

Our Carbon Offset Program is another way to alleviate the environmental impact of travel. We donate a portion of your program fee to offset the carbon emissions your trip abroad will create. Your donation goes to our partner organization in Kenya called Jambo Volunteers. Jambo Volunteers works diligently with Greenheart Travel volunteers to offset carbon emissions by planting trees and gardens for carbon sequestration. These funds are also helping to educate the local Maasai population on the importance of environmental conservation and action. Let us know if you would like more information about the amazing efforts in Kenya! Read how this program is helping the Maasai Community in Kenya.

Our Greenheart Club & Grants for our High School and Teach Abroad participants is just one way we can help you promote green practices while traveling abroad. We constantly strive to find better, more ecologically sound and efficient ways of providing services locally and abroad. 

Creating sustainability within our international communities is an important Greenheart Travel initiative. We believe in creating opportunities for people on the local and international level that allow them to take action in bettering their lives, their neighborhoods, and understanding through cultural and environmental awareness.