5W encourages its members to travel safely, sensibly and responsibly. With a little planning you can improve the quality of your trip and make a difference to the people and places you visit, whether staying with a 5W hostess or in booked accommodation.
You can choose to help offset your ‘carbon footprint’ by donating to an environmental organisation, such as http://carbonfund.org/
Search the internet and guidebooks to discover the environmental, social and political issues within your chosen destinations.
If staying in booked accommodation, ask about their environmental policies before booking.