I’m busy with all the last-minute must-dos before my trip begins tomorrow, so just a quick post/plea:
National Geographic is sponsoring an ecotourism changemakers competition and awarding three winners $5000 each towards their project. You can read about these 20 inspiring finalists at the link above.
Today is the last day to vote for your favorites, and you’ve got to pick three for your vote to count. So let me make it a smidge easier for you by encouraging you to vote for the Great Baikal Trail project. Having visited Baikal, I know this is a region sorely in need of sustainable ecotourism development and having lived in Russia, I know that environmentalists there need all the support they can get. I also know $5000 is going to go far on this project.
So pretty please, pick yourself two other winners, register at the site (it takes just 30 seconds), then cast your votes. Our Russian friends thank you!
Thanks to Elizabeth for the tip!