“Single-use” plastics are items like plastic grocery bags, packaging materials, bottles, and straws that are intended for one use. In many parts of the world, disposing of single-use plastics means burial in a landfill or, worse, burning as a toxin-emitting fuel. And, throwing away plastics contributes to climate change by increasing both the demand for petroleum as a raw material to manufacture new plastics and carbon emissions from the manufacturing process.
The Earth Preservation Fund celebrates 40 years of environmental activism in 2019! After reaching such a milestone, it seems appropriate to examine some past EPF projects while also looking forward towards the future. Part 1 of this series looks at the EPF’s past with an interview with Will Weber, one of the founders of both Journeys International and the Earth Preservation Fund.
A freshly planted Norway Spruce celebrates Earth Day with friends.
In April 2008, Journeys Client Services Director Florine Herendeen traveled to Nepal with her then-14-year-old daughter, Kellyn, and 3 other Journeys travelers. Florine wrote this post about her visit to Everest Namche Lodge Base. Visiting Everest Namche Lodge Base is one way that Journeys recommends to experience Mt. Everest while avoiding the risks associated with a technical, mountaineering ascent.