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Rick Steves awards first climate smart commitment grants


Last updated 1/23/2021 at 5:36pm

Brian Soergel

Rick Steves at his Fourth Avenue North office in Edmonds.

Edmonds-based Rick Steves' Europe has selected 11 nonprofits to receive its first annual $1 million Climate Smart Commitment grants.

In a news release, Steves said the company's yearly investment will go directly to two kinds of organizations: groups advocating in Congress for US policies to fight climate change, and nonprofit organizations who are helping farming communities in the developing world mitigate their contribution to climate change by employing climate-smart agriculture and forestry techniques.

By supporting organizations with its "self-imposed carbon tax," the company will he...

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