JetBlue’s Sustainable Tourism Grant Seeks to Change the Tide of Climate Change in the Caribbean

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JetBlue’s Sustainable Tourism Grant Seeks to Change the Tide of Climate Change in the Caribbean

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Sustainable #Tourism Grant from @Jetblue recognizes Caribbean students' innovations https://shar.es/1739EQ via @CSRwire #CSRtalk

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This is the most recent article in our series "Education for a Sustainable Future". For more articles, go to http://www.csrwire.com/blog/series/86-education-for-a-sustainable-future/posts

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:00am

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For all the good-natured and well-meaning conversations about sustainable travel, there is often a fundamental problem. Sustainable travel conversations happen at conventions, think-tanks and events in exclusive locations, command high-fees, and are just plain hard to get to. That means that the people most affected by (the lack of) sustainable tourism, aren’t at the table. Sure, there are NGOs and groups that represent them. But is that truly enough?

For this very reason, JetBlue created an annual Sustainable Tourism Grant that allows students from the Caribbean to be part of the conversation. To launch the grant, this year JetBlue partnered with the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) to bring two students into the conversation for a think-tank hosted by CREST. Although we knew free flights, beachside resort stays and conference passes wouldn’t be a hard sell, l we were blown away with the response. Seventy seven students - Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's & PhD students – applied, representing 41 universities and 17 countries.

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Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Ecotravel & Tourism | Education | Innovation & Technology | Jetblue | Responsible Production & Consumption | sustainability

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