April 2018 issue
By Peter Fish
Amid droughts and wildfires, a bright note: Players from Washington and Wyoming to Hawaii and Arizona take up the fight against global warming…
Be the Change (sidebar)
Turn your next vacation into a trip that does a whole lot of good.
If you surf, swim, dive, or snorkel the waters off Hawaii, consider becoming a member of Eyes of the Reef Network. After a free training meeting on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island, you’ll be all set to report incidents of global warming-induced coral bleaching via their easy-to-use online forms.
Take a Hike
In Montana’s Glacier National Park, the namesake ice fields are disappearing at an alarming rate. The Sierra Club’s 8-day Grizzlies, Glaciers, and Climate Change outing is both a crash course in climate issues and an opportunity to immerse yourself in stunning alpine ecosystems.
Find Your Balance
It’s pretty hard to go anywhere without releasing some carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, so travel companies such as AdventureSmith Explorations purchase offsets that fund projects aiming to reduce greenhouse gases. Its small-ship cruises include Alaska trips that blend kayak tours with naturalist-led hikes in the 3.3-million-acre Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.