Hopping on an airplane is one of the worst things anyone can do for the climate, quickly blowing away the emissions savings earned by a vegetarian who walks to work and otherwise treads lightly on the Earth. So how do people still justify international travel? To see the wonders of the Arctic and Himalayas before they melt?
Advocates for eco travel say going abroad can still have a positive benefit when done mindfully.
Greg Dalton founded Climate One in 2007 after traveling to the Arctic with scientists and journalists. Each year, Climate One pays it forward by sending a Bay Area high school student to have their own life-changing journey at the top of the world.
Students currently in grades 9-12 who attend this event are eligible to apply for a Climate One Scholarship to travel in July with Students on Ice.
Students must attend this Climate One program at the Commonwealth Club to be eligible and are responsible for their own airfare to Ottawa. Applications are due March 30th.
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