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Trocano carbon offset project unveils new sports center in Borba

A new community sports center opens in Borba, Brazil

The Trocano Araretama Project is one of the projects that was supported by our carbon offset portfolio this past quarter. As part of its approach to protect part of the Amazon rainforest in the Brazilian municipality of Borba, the project is incentivizing local communities to conserve the forest by providing social and cultural benefits. 

In September, one of these co-benefits was realized as a new sports center opened its doors to residents of Borba. After years of planning, the center was finally realized thanks to the partnership with the Trocano Araretama project. The center promotes health and wellness by providing a free, dedicated space for locals to practice popular sports such as futsal, boxing, and jiu-jitsu. 

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Training Brazilian communities on the art of beekeeping

The Trocano Araretama Project is one of the projects that was supported by our carbon offset portfolio this past quarter. As part of its efforts to conserve an area of the Amazon rainforest, this project is providing education and benefits to local communities in the Brazilian municipality of Borba. 

Through the project, two beekeeping courses were recently held for 62 local residents from the Axinim, São José, Purizinho, Piquiá and Caiçara communities. During the training, participants learned about stingless bee breeding and care, known as meliponiculture, and visited an apiary where more than 60 breeds of stingless bees are bred. Here they got hands-on experience building bee breeding boxes, handling the bees, and extracting honey from the hives. 

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‘Sustainable Travel: Where Next?’ Trailer Released

Only one Earth In the universe are billions of galaxies, In our galaxy are billions of planets, But there is #OnlyOneEarth. Let’s take care of it. This World Environment Day, Sustainable Travel International released a trailer of the upcoming documentary series ‘ Sustainable Travel: Where Next?’. The trailer embodies the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, #OnlyOneEarth, which calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.
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St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council 2021 Impact Update

For many tourism destinations, 2021 was a year of both hardship and of hope. In St. Kitts, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to pose challenges for the tourism industry in 2021, but it also saw the destination reopen its borders and the first signs of recovery.  

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Our Top 5 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips for Earth Day

Travel provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the world’s most remarkable ecosystems and natural treasures. Yet it’s no secret that travel can be a burden on the environment and the wild places we visit. But this doesn’t have to be the case.  There are plenty of ways that you can transform your impact on the planet and green your travels. In fact, when tourism is done in a conscientious manner, it has the power to create benefits for nature and wildlife. In honor of this coming Earth Day, we’re dishing up our top five tips for more eco-friendly travel.