A Mindful Approach
At Under Canvas, we believe that connecting with nature makes us healthier and happier people. We see the Earth as our most precious resource and remain committed to a sustainable future where national parks and open spaces can be enjoyed by all.
Our mission is to inspire connections with extraordinary places, people, and the planet by enhancing access to the outdoors. One of the ways we uphold that mission is through our Mindful Approach to sustainability, which comes to life in the following ways.
As pioneers in the outdoor hospitality space, we remain committed to employing thoughtful, low-impact development and operations initiatives across our destinations. We focus on intentionally integrating our camps into the surrounding natural environment and prioritize recycling, solar power, and carbon offset practices whenever possible.
We conserve water and energy with pull-chain showers, low-flow toilets, faucets that automatically shut off, low-level lighting, and a towel-reuse program. Accordingly, our camps use significantly less water and energy than a hotel of similar size. Rechargeable, USB battery packs are used in guest tents in lieu of electricity, and Rivian Waypoints electric vehicle charging stations are available at select locations for guests to use throughout their stay.
INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY PRINCIPLES
We reduce light pollution by following guidance from the International Dark-Sky Association. Like many of the nearby National Parks—including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, and Grand Canyon, which are certified International Dark Sky Parks—we incorporate environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, effective lighting policies, and education to help protect and preserve the night sky.
Under Canvas destinations are designed to minimize disturbance and maximize open space. As such, we maintain dedicated, undisturbed green spaces at each camp.
IN GOOD COMPANY
We partner with brands that align with our mission and values—and share the same care for our planet. For example, plant-based EO®️ bath products are made in a zero-waste facility, West Elm furnishings support sustainable initiatives, and lululemon is committed to 100% renewable electricity for their owned and operated facilities.
UNPLUG AND RECHARGE
Wi-fi is intentionally not offered to our guests so that they can disconnect from technology and reconnect with others.
As lovers of the outdoors and the beautiful lands that surround our camps, we have joined forces with The Nature Conservancy—a global environmental nonprofit working to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends—to help fund conservation and raise awareness through education, volunteer efforts, and donation programs.
- Under Canvas guests are invited to join in the brand’s mission, as well as support conservation, by donating $3, $, or $10 to The Nature Conservancy upon check-in.
- Under Canvas offers an employee giveback program for all company employees to donate to The Nature Conservancy a paycheck value of their choosing.
- Employees across all 11 camps, and at corporate offices in Denver and Bozeman, have the opportunity to volunteer at parks and preserves across the country.