Sustainability has been at the heart of Aravali from the start. We have strongly believed that without community, there is no wildlife. They are the ultimate guardians of our jungles and it is them who face challenges on a day to day basis through human wildlife conflict.
From the start, the majority of staff have been from the local villages. Employing just local people does not define sustainability, but the overall development of their skill set, self development and rise in their ranks through better training, gives them and their children hope for a better future.
Although we have a small vegetable garden of our own, but we strongly believe in encouraging the farmers living near us to grow fresh vegetables. Rather than growing ourselves, the economic benefit should go back to the community while giving our guests a complete farm to table experience.
The entire camp is designed to cause the least impact on our mother nature. As you can see, that idea is to merge sustainability and Art.
Beyond all the initiatives above, we have not specified the basic day-to-day standards of the industry which every Camp / Lodge / Hotel should be doing. Basic practices of No Plastic, Re-usable Water Bottles (presented to every guest), encouraging re-use of towels, Changing bed sheets only at checkout (unless requested), minimal electricity consumption, food waste management, etc are just some of the basic principles which have been there from the start.
We still have a long way to go. There are many other initiatives TGSC will implement as our savings grow. We want to be completely solar-powered, solar hats, work harder to convince farmers to re-wild with us while giving them alternate employment, funding research in the area (which is already happening on a smaller scale), etc are just some of our ambitious goals.