Rick Steves' Europe pays self-Imposed carbon tax of $500,000
Funds go to nonprofits fighting climate change
Last updated 1/23/2021 at 5:43pm
Despite a lean year of grounded flights and scuttled travel dreams, travel company Rick Steves' Europe renewed its Climate Smart Commitment today, paying a self-imposed carbon tax of $500,000.
The Edmonds-based company – which distributed $1 million in 2019 – will distribute the funds to 10 nonprofit organizations, selected for their work in fighting climate change on-the-ground in the developing world and through government advocacy in the US.
Steves said the Climate Smart Commitment reflects the company's core value of demonstrating good global c...