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2021 Highlights: 12 ways you helped us transform travel this year

We came into 2021 full of hope and aspiration. Though it was another year of uncertainty, we’re closing out the year with a smile on our face and a full heart thanks to your unwavering support.  Over the past 12 months, you helped us create meaningful change for people and places around the world. Together, we strengthened local communities, safeguarded our planet, and protected destinations that we love and care about.  As we ring in the new year, here’s a look back at 12 of the ways that you helped us transform travel in 2021.
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How to calculate your company’s carbon footprint

Is your company ready to take climate action and work towards net zero emissions? Before you dive straight into reducing and offsetting your carbon emissions, there’s one preliminary step you should take. In order to decarbonize your company, you must first understand how much carbon you’re emitting. In other words, step one on your journey to carbon neutrality should be measuring your company’s carbon footprint! 

This blog post is designed to give you a deeper understanding of your company’s carbon footprint and how to go about calculating it. Let’s get started with the basics.

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Does planting trees actually fight climate change?

As the world races to stop climate change, trees are receiving more attention for the role they play in cooling the climate – and for good reason! Trees absorb and store massive amounts of carbon, and unlike other carbon removal methods they don’t require expensive technology. Research indicates that natural climate solutions, such as forest conservation and restoration, can provide over one-third of the climate mitigation needed in the next decade to meet the Paris Agreement targets. 

In recent years, a number of tree planting programs were launched. Some of these programs aim to plant millions or even trillions of trees! Many businesses have gotten on board with the trend, launching campaigns to “plant a tree for every product sold.” 

But as tree planting becomes more popular, there’s growing skepticism about whether or not it’s actually effective. With climate change accelerating, how much should we rely on tree planting to save us? Is planting trees the best way to fight climate change or are we focusing on the wrong solution? 

This blog addresses all of these questions and a lot more!

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Register Now for the Eco Hotel Restart Summit

Rethink the future of hospitality to come back better, stronger, and greener.

We are excited to again be partnering with the team behind Eco Hotel Summit and Eco Hotel Investment Summit for their new event: Eco Hotel Restart Summit. This event will take place virtually on June 17-18, 2021 and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to Sustainable Travel International.