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ROOTED IS a...

Solutions platform at the intersection of sustainable tourism, storytelling, and social impact.

Rooted's mission is to responsibly document, support, celebrate, and share sustainable travel initiatives that put communities first – and to help others do the same.

Rooted: A storytelling platform at the intersection of sustainable travel, environmental conservation, and community-based advocacy efforts.

Nepal

In the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park, local residents who used to kill wildlife that strayed onto farmland now keep poachers at bay.

Colombia

In Miravalle Territorial Area for Training and Reincorporation, ex-FARC guerillas laid down rifles for
rafting paddles and established a tourism business to sustain their village.

India

In Ladakh, a trekking company has electrified more than 100 remote villages, providing work for women and discouraging youth from migrating to urban areas.

Around the world, people have found creative ways of responding to some of the world’s most pressing issues.

It’s time we hear their stories.

Rooted is a resource for industry professionals as well as a storytelling platform at the intersection of sustainable travel, environmental conservation, and community-based advocacy efforts.

Find compelling stories about grassroots development projects, written and curated by someone with international living and traveling experience.

For Content Creators

Find meaningful travel experiences to share with your audiences and learn how to responsibly use your influence.

For Travel Service Providers & Destinations

Learn how powerful storytelling can elevate your work and about social impact projects that benefit your local community.

For Social Enterprises & Organizations

Connect with people interested in amplifying your work and learn from representatives of similar social impact projects.

Other Resources

The Resource Hub is a list of internal and external resources, carefully curated to make sure you have the very best, most comprehensive information at your fingertips, regardless of your role.


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JoAnna Haugen - Founder

WRITER · EDITOR · PUBLIC SPEAKER

Join me on a journey of empowerment and amplification with Rooted, where local people plant the seeds and storytelling helps them grow.

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