Earth Day runs many campaigns that are easy to get involved with – and very fulfilling. One of these is to be a part of Earth Day Network’s work to reforest our planet; “an estimated 18 million acres (7.3 million hectares) of forest—an area roughly the size of the country of Panama—are lost to deforestation each year. That loss is responsible for up to 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions.”
As a global community of tourism and travel professionals, we can do a lot to contribute to the Earth Day movement and to this year’s theme of “Trees for the Earth.” In the lead up to Earth Day 2016 it is a great idea to think about whether your tourism business could get involved with a tree planting venture in communities that you work with. Or better yet, think about initiating your own, whether it’s taking a group tree planting, or implementing new environmental initiatives in your office.
- To be a part of the Earth Day Network click here
- To donate to The Canopy Project click here
- To learn about other ways to Act Green click here.