Does the Benefit of Community Based Tourism Trump the Carbon Footprint?
We know flying is dying, that the carbon footprint of air travel is huge. Many say we shouldn't fly at all. Then you visit places like the Chimborazo region of Ecuador, where community based tourism is a force for keeping people in their homes and building an industry based on local production of food, handicrafts and more. The Rainforest Alliance and a local group of indigenous organizers, Cordtuch, are doing important work. Is it all for naught?