Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 10, 2011
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, a leading provider of study abroad programs across the globe, announces its recent donation to the Colorado Carbon Fund to help green student travel overseas. The Colorado Carbon Fund, a program of the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO), is the nation’s first statewide carbon offsetting program.
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has supported the Colorado Carbon Fund since 2006 to encourage students to offset emissions from air travel, as well as build on several existing green initiatives for students studying abroad. The company makes a regular contribution to the Colorado Carbon Fund for each student evaluation form it receives.
“The impact of our most recent donation is amazing when you consider that $312 can offset 15.6 metric tons of CO2e,” said Cynthia Banks, founder and executive director of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. “To date, our organization has donated nearly $1,000 to CCF, which in more tangible terms represents the CO2e emissions from 5,354 gallons of gas or the carbon sequestered from 1,221 tree seedlings grown for ten years.”
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad chose to support the Colorado Carbon Fund because it supports clean energy projects developed in Colorado. Portland, Ore.-based Climate Trust, one of the country’s most experienced offset project developers, is a third-party organization helping to select and manage Colorado’s offset projects, which include methane capture at farms or solar water heating for recreation centers.
About GlobaLinks Learning Abroad:
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, based outside Denver in Westminster, Colo., is a leading provider of education abroad programs for college-level students in destinations across the globe. Students from more than 800 universities and colleges across North America choose to study with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad each semester via its educational programs:
AustraLearn.org offers semester, year, internship, and summer abroad programs in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji via 35 partner universities, and degree programs in Australia and New Zealand at more than 30 institutions: DegreesOverseas.com.
AsiaLearn.org offers semester, year, and summer abroad programs in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand via nine partner universities.
EuroLearn offers degree, year, semester and summer programs, including research abroad, in the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy, and The Netherlands via 17 partner universities.
Since it was founded in 1990, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has sent more than 20,000 students on educational programs worldwide. For the latest news on our programs and partners visit GlobaLinksNewsWire.com.
The Colorado Governor’s Energy Office was created by an Executive Order on April 16, 2007. The GEO's mission is to lead Colorado to a New Energy Economy by advancing energy efficiency and renewable, clean energy resources. The GEO works with communities, utilities, private and public organizations, and individuals to promote renewable energy such as wind, solar, and geothermal, and energy efficiency technologies in commercial and residential buildings. The New Energy Economy benefits Colorado by attracting and creating jobs, protecting our natural environment and building energy security.