Our Climate Smart Commitment
Travelers face a dilemma: While international travel is one of the best ways to become a better global citizen, every trip emits damaging carbon into the atmosphere. Fortunately, it's possible to mitigate this environmental toll. Each year, Rick Steves' Europe invests $1 million in a portfolio of nonprofits that are making a big difference. That means that each traveler who takes a Rick Steves' Europe tour can enjoy the peace of mind that they are traveling carbon-neutral.
While there are many ways to do this, we believe the best approach is to pursue long-term solutions: climate-smart projects in the developing world, combined with advocacy to shape legislation in the US.
Learn more about what we're doing and why
We set aside $1 million each year to fund a diverse portfolio of climate-smart, nonprofit organizations that work to advocate for smart policies and laws, conserve biodiverse lands, support small farms, and develop climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices… Read more
When carbon is emitted into our atmosphere, it creates a "greenhouse effect" that traps heat between us and space — heating up our planet. Every person and every business contributes to this problem, and Rick believes every person and every business has a responsibility… Read more