Hyderabad Trekking Club (HTC), one of the most popular trekking and travel companies in India, recently went vegan. Starting this month, HTC will only provide vegan food to travellers during its treks in an effort to reduce its environmental footprint. Each year, the company organizes more than 220 treks across India for nearly 8,000 people. For the initiative, HTC partnered with animal-rights organization Vegan Outreach India as part of its Green Tuesday campaign, which aims to help institutions reduce animal-based foods in favor of vegan options to reduce environmental impact of businesses. “Globally and in India, institutions are reducing their use of animal products and choosing plant-based foods to fight climate change,” Richa Mehta, India Campaigns Manager for Vegan Outreach, told VegNews. “This initiative by HTC will encourage people to think about the impact of their food choices on the environment.” So far, Vegan Outreach India has collaborated with 10 institutions in the country, including its largest backpacker hostel chains Zostel.
Photo Credit: Hyderabad Trekking Club/Facebook