On June 2 at The Haven, Jacada Travel hosted an exclusive, first-time-in-Asia, film screening of 'Anote’s Ark', an official 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection. Following the screening, four dynamic panel members collaborated to shed some light on what individuals can do on a day-to-day basis to collectively combat the real, imminent threat of climate change.
Special guest speaker and CEO of World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Peter Cornthwaite, sparked the discussion by asking “what can we do to lower our impact on the environment, especially when we travel?”
In response to this, panel members Annalie Chow, Presenter and Producer at RTHK, Bobsy Gaia, Eco-Entrepreneur and Founder of MANA!, Vivienne Tang, Founder of Destination Deluxe and Kit Wong, Travel Designer at Jacada Travel provided actionable takeaways and shareable insights. Each coming from distinct backgrounds, panellists also discussed the causes of climate change, what habits we can incorporate into our daily lives and how to be a more responsible traveller.
“Exploring the four corners of the globe is important and fascinating, however, it is important to be aware and sympathetic of our surroundings. From choosing eco-friendly lodges to bringing your own water bottle or using energy sparingly and embracing local culture and tradition, these are all the simple steps that can collectively make a monumental difference,” explains Kit.
Jacada Travel aims to raise awareness on sustainability that resonates on a deeper level.
“Awareness is the key to sustainable change. We are the richest country on earth drowning in waste and once we are aware, there is no going back,” explains Bobsy Gaia.
Jacada Travel offsets 100% of their carbon emissions for all flights booked with them. In lieu with selecting responsible suppliers and partners, explore some of Jacada’s leading ecofriendly itineraries: