Archive April 2016
The New York Times: How to Travel the Earth and Protect It, Too
So you want to see the world without messing it up? There’s no easy way to do that. Simply going on a trip makes you something of a carbon hog, unless you’re planning to walk, bicycle or sail to your destination. That said, there are ways to make your trip as harmonious with the earth as possible. To give you guidance, we have bypassed the thicket of greenwashing prevalent in travel marketing, and instead asked experts at leading environmental groups how they approach travel. Based on their advice, we’ve put together a guide to traveling while keeping your footprint light.
Local 22: The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is gearing up for a busy season.
“We rely heavily on volunteers so we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the community support of people coming down and helping us out,” says Jen Guimaraes, Associate Director of Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center.
The non-profit relies on dozens and dozens of volunteers to do everything from painting to flipping boats.
“I always say that with all the traveling I’ve done, the Lake Champlain Valley is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in the world” says Volunteer Emily Tompkins.
Guimaraes says all the work is leading up to their public opening Memorial Day weekend. With not as much snow fall, the lake hasn’t been frozen in Burlington Bay, so we are actually kind of lucky we can start right on time.”