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Our commitment to you extends to our community. Providing incredible luxury adventure travel experiences in Patagonia is only part of our mission. At H2O Patagonia we also strive to be an integral part of the communities in which we work. As part of our corporate mission we donate a percentage of annual profits to local community projects--be it funding local schools, generating entrepreneurial opportunities, or assisting local social services. Below are just a few recent initiatives:

1) H2O Patagonia recently ran a Christmas Poem contest in four of the rural schools in Futaleufu. More than 70 entries from participants from 5th-8th grade vied for cash prizes in excess of US$1,000. Cash Prizes for first, second, and third place were granted to the most creative poems by age group and were used to offset school expenses and supplies for the lucky winners.

2) The H2O Patagonia Foundation was established at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) designed to assist graduate students in Latin American Studies fray the cost of a higher education. This years award recipient was Ms. Alejandra Cervantes Paras from Mexico.

3.) We recently established the H2O Patagonia Scholarship at Dicksinon College in Pennsylvania to help needy students of Spanish or Latin American Studies cover the costs of college education and provide unique educational opportunities such as paid, on-site internships in Patagonia, Chile.  H2O Patagonia's initiative was recently featured in the Dickinson Magazine.

4.) In April of 2007 we were pleased to welcome at H2O Patagonia a community service and cross-cultural exchange student group from Geneva, Switzerland.  The students spent their days aiding with nature conservation, assisting the community with English lessons in two rural schools, planting trees and building a trail for locals, as well as learning about Chilean culture and way of life. Read more about the students' experiences.

eco friendly tourism We also work diligently to preserve the environment. In the Futaleufu Valley this most often means protecting the Futaleufu River from proposed dam projects. Currently three dam projects threaten the river. These dams would drown the beautiful Futaleufu Valley and obliterate the traditional lifestyle of the local people. H2O Patagonia supports FutaFriends, a non-profit organization working to end the threat of dams on the Futaleufu.

We are also proud members of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of environmentally conscience businesses that donate 1% of their annual sales to the preservation of the natural environment. At H2O Patagonia we are firm believers that contributing to the health and welfare of our planet makes good business sense and we encourage other businesses to join as well.

Additionally, we are members of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), an organization which promotes responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. TIES works to make tourism a viable tool for conservation, poverty alleviation, protection of culture and bio-diversity, sustainable development and educational, as well as enjoyable, travel.

Our philosophy of corporate responsibility also includes taking care of our amazing employees. We realize that without our dedicated staff members, H2O Patagonia wouldn't be nearly as special. We show our thanks by including employees with three years service in our company's profit sharing program.
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Community involvement, environmental protection, corporate responsibility... all part of the H2O Patagonia mission statement.

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