Last year I visited Costa Rica along with the ATTA and Visit Anchorage for a very enlightening trip about Carbon Neutrality.
Rafael Gallo, an amazing guy, one of the top conservation advocates in Costa Rica (if not in the world) and owner of Ríos Tropicales rafting company, was our guide through this awesome experience. He was also the one who challenged Visit Anchorage to make their Adventure Travel World Summit the first carbon neutral one, setting in motion a movement that brought this critical subject to the attention of many of the adventure travel industry leaders! Kudos, Rafa!
With Rafa’s help and under the guidance and supervision of EARTH university (a leading carbon neutrality institution based in Costa Rica), the ATTA and Visit Anchorage gathered over 300 volunteers to plant 5,000 trees which will be cared for by Rafa and his people for about 3 years until they can sustain themselves, and will be kept in the ground for at least 12 years to capture the carbon that was produced to make the Summit happen.
I encourage you to research this very interesting subject. I hope you’ll be inspired and will inspire others within your reach to take action on this super important matter.
Photo taken at: El Cairo, Limon, Costa Rica