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Hard Earth Talk: Traveling Green

January 25, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:20pm
Roble Theater in Roble Hall

Think global, #TravelLocal? Harnessing social media for sustainability.  

Every year, 124 million Americans take vacations. They’re traveling farther than ever, averaging 1,200 miles per trip. Transportation -- particularly airplane travel -- is a leading source of greenhouse-gas emissions. But can blurring the status signal associated with long distance travel lead people to stay closer to home for their holidays? One idea now being tested: a #TravelLocal social-media campaign.

Samy Sekar | PhD Student, Environment and Resources

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