Climate Impact Update – 2024 Portfolio 2
Sustainable Travel International Blog
by intern
1d ago
Our second Climate Impact Portfolio of 2024 supports four carbon offset projects around the world. Read on to learn more about the impact these projects are creating for the climate, communities, and biodiversity. Carbon offsets purchased from Portfolio 2 of 2024 are distributed across the forestry, energy, innovative climate technology, and blue/teal carbon projects listed below.   Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) by Project Type Learn More about our Portfolio Impact in Numbers Altogether, these projects are accelerating the net zero transition by:  Preventing the ..read more
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Biochar Carbon Removal Training in Thailand
Sustainable Travel International Blog
by KaitlynBra
1d ago
This video takes viewers to the WongPhai Bamboo Biochar carbon offset project in Thailand. During this visit, two members of the project team, Fred Hornaday and Benjamin Bennett, delivered a five-day training. This included performing a thorough site inspection and teaching local partners how to use Planboo’s digital MRV tools to monitor their operation and generate the most reliable and trustworthy carbon removal credits possible. WongPhai Bamboo Biochar is one of the projects in our Climate Impact Portfolio. Explore Our Climate Impact Portfolio Learn more   ..read more
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Climate Impact Update – Q4 2023 and 2024 Portfolio 1
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by intern
1d ago
In Q4 2023 our network supported four climate projects through our carbon offset program. These projects are also included in our first "real-time" portfolio, available starting in January 2024. Read on to learn more about the impact these projects are creating for the climate, communities, and biodiversity. In the past, we shared the carbon offset projects you supported after you purchased them, at the end of the quarter. Starting in January 2024, whenever you offset carbon you can view the exact portfolio of projects that your purchase will support in real-time, providing instant tr ..read more
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What is biochar and how is it a tool for sustainable tourism?
Sustainable Travel International Blog
by KaitlynBra
1M ago
In recent years, there has been an increased focus on the environmental toll that tourism takes on the planet. Air travel and energy consumption are often the center of these critiques due to their high levels of carbon emissions. Yet other overlooked factors also drive up tourism’s carbon footprint, such as managing organic waste.  What if this waste could be an environmental solution instead of part of the problem? What if, instead of thinking of it as waste, we looked at it as a valuable resource? One that could be transformed into an eco-friendly product and climate-fighting technolog ..read more
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Climate Impact Update – Q3 2023
Sustainable Travel International Blog
by intern
6M ago
In Q3 2023, our network supported five climate projects through our carbon offset program. Read on to learn more about the impact these projects are creating for the climate, communities, and biodiversity. We retire carbon credits on a quarterly basis and are committed to providing transparency about the projects supported. Carbon offsets purchased in Q3 of 2023 were distributed across the following portfolio of forestry, energy, and blue/teal carbon projects. Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) by Project Type Learn more about our portfolio Impact in Numbers Altogether, these projec ..read more
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Key Takeaways From the Webinar: Betting on Blue Carbon
Sustainable Travel International Blog
by intern
8M ago
Sustainable Travel International recently hosted the second webinar in our Road to Net Zero series: “Betting on Blue Carbon.” This session focused on blue carbon, specifically, why it’s so important and how tourism can support the protection and restoration of these valuable coastal ecosystems. Our CEO Paloma Zapata led the discussion and was joined by three subject matter experts. Philippa Roe of Six Senses shared examples of how the resort group fosters seagrass preservation at their global properties. We also heard from Robyn Shilland and Mohammed Kassim Juma of the Association for Coasta ..read more
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Climate Impact Update – Q2 2023
Sustainable Travel International Blog
by KaitlynBra
9M ago
In Q2 2023, our network supported three climate projects through our carbon offset program. These projects are accelerating the net zero transition by preventing the loss of 3.7 million acres of carbon-rich ecosystems and generating 1.2 million MWh of renewable energy. Read on to learn more.  We retire carbon credits on a quarterly basis and are committed to providing transparency about the projects supported. Carbon offsets purchased in Q2 of 2023 were distributed across the following portfolio of forestry, energy, and blue carbon projects. Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) by Project Ty ..read more
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Getting to know Amanda Yankow
Sustainable Travel International Blog
by intern
9M ago
We are thrilled to welcome Amanda Yankow as the newest member of our Sustainable Travel International team. The daughter of a flight attendant, Amanda’s love for exploring the world started at a young age. From immersing herself in different cultures to spending time in nature, Amanda’s experiences have led her to embrace sustainability in her own life and travels. In her role as a Climate Solutions Sales Manager, Amanda looks forward to engaging companies in climate action to protect the planet’s treasures for future generations. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Amanda to le ..read more
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Can Luxury Travel Be Sustainable?
Sustainable Travel International Blog
by intern
9M ago
For many people, traveling goes hand-in-hand with enjoying the finer things in life, whether that be private tours, tasting menus, or relaxing at a lush resort. However, in recent years, we’ve seen a push towards sustainability throughout the travel industry in terms of environmental and socio-cultural responsibility. There’s a common misconception that luxury travel inherently cannot be sustainable, but this is far from the truth. In fact, many luxury travel brands and customers are leading the way in green innovations and community engagement. Taking a more sustainable approach to travel do ..read more
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Climate Impact Update – Q1 2023
Sustainable Travel International Blog
by KaitlynBra
1y ago
In Q1 2023, our network offset 9,934 metric tons of carbon with us. Read on to discover how these carbon offsets are catalyzing climate action around the world. We retire carbon credits on a quarterly basis and are committed to providing transparency about the projects supported. Carbon offsets purchased in Q1 of 2023 were distributed across the following portfolio of forestry, energy, and blue carbon projects. Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) by Project Type Learn more about our portfolio Explore the Projects Our Q1 2023 carbon offset portfolio was composed of three climate projects ..read more
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