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Rick Steves' Europe pays self-imposed carbon tax of $500K

Funds go to nonprofits fighting climate change


Last updated 1/28/2021 at 12:04pm

Rick Steves' Europe

Despite a lean year of grounded flights and scuttled travel dreams, travel company Rick Steves' Europe has renewed its Climate Smart Commitment, paying a self-imposed carbon tax of $500,000.

The Edmonds-based company will distribute the new funds to 10 nonprofit organizations, selected for their work in fighting climate change in the developing world and through government advocacy in the country.

Steves said the Climate Smart Commitment reflects the company's core value of demonstrating good global citizenship – and he hopes other travel businesses will steal the idea.

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