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Rick Steves' Europe's Climate Smart Commitment (40 words)
Travel is a major contributor to climate change. To help mitigate our impact on the environment, each year Rick Steves' Europe is investing in a portfolio of climate-smart nonprofits and advocacy groups. Learn more at www.ricksteves.com/climate.
Rick Steves' Europe's Climate Smart Commitment (80 words)
Travel is a major contributor to climate change. Carbon emissions from transatlantic flights, in particular, are a major threat to the environment. As a company that promotes (and profits from) travel, Rick Steves' Europe self-imposed a carbon tax by making an annual investment in nonprofit organizations that support conservation and climate-smart agriculture in underdeveloped countries — with an emphasis on projects that empower women and strengthen communities — as well as organizations that advocate for climate-smart legislative policies. Learn more at www.ricksteves.com/climate.
Rick Steves' Europe's Climate Smart Commitment (140 words)
Travel is a big contributor to climate change. Carbon emissions from transatlantic flights, in particular, are a major threat to our environment. As a company that promotes (and profits from) travel, Rick Steves' Europe feels that it's ethical to mitigate our travelers' impact on the environment. Many travel companies purchase "carbon offset credits," which are managed by brokers and fund clean energy projects in wealthier countries. Instead, Rick Steves’ Europe invests annually in a portfolio of nonprofit organizations, directly funding climate-smart agriculture, conservation, and agroforestry in underdeveloped countries — with an emphasis on projects that empower women and strengthen communities. Rick Steves’ Europe also supports organizations that encourage our federal government to adopt climate-smart policies. This way, the next generation can enjoy the same happy travels we've had. Learn more about the Climate Smart initiative and thinking behind it at www.ricksteves.com/climate.
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Climate Smart Videos
- Our Climate Smart Commitment (Rick Steves)
Travelers face a dilemma: While international travel is one of the best ways to become a better global citizen, every flight emits damaging carbon into the atmosphere. Fortunately, it's possible to mitigate this environmental toll. Each year, Rick Steves' Europe invests in a portfolio of nonprofits that are making a big difference. 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. Visit www.ricksteves.com/climate.
- Ethical Travels in a Warming World (Rick Steves and Craig Davidson)
Join Rick and Craig Davidson, Rick Steves' Europe Chief Operating Officer, to learn about the issues facing the ethical traveler today, including how to travel ethically in light of climate change, the benefit of learning about your home by leaving it, and the "how and why" of the Rick Steves' Europe Climate Smart Commitment program.