Carbonfund.org’s “Environmental Triple-Play” combined a tree-planting campaign, which enabled people to help the environment, dine for free and enter to win a Caribbean vacation. The trip sweepstakes portion of the campaign was awarded in September to Thom and Kari C. of Boston, MA. The couple spent a week in gorgeous Turks and Caicos with free roundtrip airfare and a condo and car rental included. Kari realized a lifelong dream of horseback riding on the beach and in the surf.
“The trip was wonderful — definitely in our Top Five Vacations of all time. We are extremely grateful to Carbonfund.org for giving us the opportunity to experience the islands.” said Thom of their fabulous Caribbean vacation.
Entry to the trip sweepstakes portion of the Environmental Triple-Play was accomplished by becoming a fan of Carbonfund.org on Facebook.
Thom and Kari took the time to not only enjoy, but learn about the ecology of Turks and Caicos. “We snorkeled for the first time at Coral Gardens and off Middle Caicos where we saw gorgeous coral and colorful marine life. I was aware of both how beautiful and vulnerable Turks’ reef is. The north shore of Turks is protected by the world’s third largest barrier reef. While the country strives to preserve its natural beauty, you can’t help but wonder how larger forces like climate change endanger the coral that sustain all these species. The sea life seemed all the more precious because it is tough to say how long it will survive rising temperatures.”
Carbonfund.org’s trip sweepstakes winners also walked the talk by offsetting their flight on their own. They were compelled to plant trees and were encouraged by the ease with which they were able to do so on our website at http://www.carbonfund.org.
Stay tuned for more campaigns in the coming months that combine planting trees and dining for free. You could be our next winner!