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Free and Easy Traveler Offsets Carbon and Plants Trees

by Community Forests International on October 26, 2012

Free and Easy Traveler has partnered with CFI in order to offset the 90 tons of carbon dioxide emitted by their trip leader’s flights. In addition, Free and Easy has planted trees in both Pemba and Canada for each one of their travelers. Free and Easy Traveler shares several of CFI’s values, beyond planting trees. Founded by Curtis Smith and a group of friends in 2000 the organization has since grown to allow thousands of travelers to see the world. Free and Easy offers backpacker experiences to destinations in South East Asia, Central America, Greece and Turkey. Looking to change travel into an environmentally friendly activity, Free and Easy has worked with Community Forests International to conserve a parcel of land in the endangered Acadian Forest Region of Eastern Canada. By conserving land, and managing it sustainably this partnership has managed to offset the carbon caused by Free and Easy’s team leader air travel. The organizations have also partnered to plant trees for Free and Easy’s trip participants. Trees planted have helped support CFI’s river restoration project in Canada, while trees planted in Tanzania have helped provide fruit, timber and conservation for rural Tanzania villages. We’re excited to announce this partnership and look forward to working together in the future. For more information about Free and Easy Traveler please visit http://www.freeandeasytraveler.com. For more information about how CFI offsets carbon please visit the offset section of our site.

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