Tourism

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I found the One love, One Planet blog and really liked some of the quotes from one of their contributors, Meghan:

“Eco-tourism and tourism generally, when conducted in a sustainable and socially conscious manner, is really great. Experiencing different cultures is absolutely essential to expanding and reshaping the way you perceive the world you live in. I can absolutely say that studying and traveling in Central and Eastern Europe (more exotic than it initially sounds, formerly communist countries are fascinating and really, really different than the bastion of capitalism, the United States) completely transformed the way I see the world and how I approach problem solving. That said, air travel is completely ridiculous in terms of carbon emissions (I should know…my dad is a corporate pilot and I tried to buy him a carbon offset for Christmas last year…anyone have $9,000 lying around??). The solution to this problem, in my view, is not necessarily eliminating travel from ones life completely, but by supporting companies that are investigating clean fuel technologies. Beyond this, it is the responsibility of companies to actually do this research and governments to financially motivate such initiatives.”

Amen to that.

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