Mindful Travel in the Age of Climate Change
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.
Climate One Adventurers Scholarship
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 on one of two journeys specifically for high school students. One adventure is on a ship around the Canadian Arctic from July 23 to August 7 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 30.
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation, World Wildlife Fund
President, American Himalayan Foundation
Founder, Women for Wildlife
Founder and Host, Climate One
6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception