MOAB, Utah—Everything’s coming up green in Moab, Utah. Partnerships with local businesses, special events, and the community as a whole to promote responsible use and environmental awareness has earned Moab the honor of being named the “First in the Nation EPA Green Power Community.” The EPA nominated Moab, Utah as first city worthy of this title. The EPA has begun giving this distinction to cities who take steps in using clean, renewable energy at high levels.
By having four percent of the area’s electricity offset through Utah Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program, the EPA estimates the environmental benefit is equivalent to avoiding the generation of four million pounds of carbon dioxide. Trusted Adventures’ founding member company, Western River Expeditions, is proud to participate in this contribution.
Western River Expeditions is no stranger to walking on the environmental side. Named the recipient of Utah’s Best of State gold medal award for unsurpassed service and achievement in both the Adventure Travel and River Outfitters industries, they have made conservation of the environment their business.
The Best of State award is Utah’s premier recognition and awards program and was created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses in Utah. The Best of State seeks those companies that outshine and surpass all others in three categories; those who excel in their endeavors, those who use innovative approaches or methods, and those who bring the highest contribution to a better quality of life. Western River is all that and more. After 45 years guiding thousands of adventurous travelers through the most spectacular rivers and canyons in the West, Western River Expeditions has carefully crafted what are considered by many to be the best rafting vacations in the world.
Western River Expeditions is a proud member of several of the finest environmentally conscious organizations in the nation, including the premium personal-service-oriented travel consortium in the adventure travel industry, Trusted Adventures. Trusted Adventures is an alliance of top adventure travel companies, each recognized as world leaders in their regions and expertise.
Because consortiums are a growing trend in the adventure travel industry, the founders of Trusted Adventures knew they had to establish what it is that sets them apart from other alliances. One common thread kept emerging: respect. These seven letters represent the truism by which each of the companies comprising Trusted Adventures live and work by.
Respect for the environment, cultures and traditions of the destinations visited; respect for the traveler, ensuring personal connections and authentic experiences; respect for the industry by providing a flawless vacation, every time, from beginning to end; and respect for each other, acknowledging and sharing areas of strength and expertise to continually improve every single adventure offered. Given their parallel philosophies, it is clear why Western River Expeditions and Trusted Adventures are a supreme fit.
Executive Director of Trusted Adventures, Richard Edwards, was named a 2006 Top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler magazine for his efforts in sustainable tourism in Central America. Richard is also co-founder of carbon offsets program NativeEnergy Travel Offsets.
Trusted Adventures offers a vast selection of destinations, vacation activities, departure dates and itineraries that are all neatly packaged on its website, www.trustedadventures.com. Visitors can easily search by destination, activity, departure month or by traveler designation (i.e. family, group, couples); they will also find detailed information on each member company a featured trip section that highlights seasonal offerings, and ongoing special offers and discounts.Follow and Share with Jetsettersblog.