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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. 
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Sustainable Travel International launches embeddable travel carbon calculator for use on any website

Seattle, WA (April 13, 2022) – Today, Sustainable Travel International released an embeddable carbon footprint calculator for calculating and offsetting travel emissions. Now, any company can power carbon offsetting directly from their own website. 
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Sustainable Travel International unveils new tool for calculating and offsetting travel emissions

Seattle, WA (March 24, 2022) – Today, Sustainable Travel International launched a new online carbon footprint calculator that promotes climate-friendly travel by enabling users to measure and offset their travel emissions. This new tool is designed specifically for travel activities including commercial and charter flights, vehicles, cruises, liveaboards, and yachts. 

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Sustainable Travel International announces ‘SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL: WHERE NEXT?’ an inspiring documentary series about the people and organizations that are transforming travel

The documentary series will investigate how the tourism industry is coming together to rebuild a more sustainable future and protect the destinations and communities at the heart of travel. 

SEATTLE, WA (January 25, 2022) Today, Sustainable Travel International announced ‘Sustainable Travel: Where Next?’ an immersive documentary series that investigates the real impact that tourism has on the destinations and communities we visit, and explores what needs to be done to protect these awe-inspiring places. The series is being produced by Zinc Media Group and will be released in partnership with Sublime Magazine on World Tourism Day in September 2022.   

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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!