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Is Marketing, "Fools Green" Making Corporations Real Gold?

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Is Marketing, "Fools Green" Making Corporations Real Gold?
Press Release by Alicia Surgeoner

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Las Vegas is home to a one of a kind, REAL green company. Heather and Jared Fisher put the eco back into the economy.

Las Vegas- Heather and Jared Fisher, are the owners of Escape Adventures; a North American Multi-Sport Touring Company that runs greener than any other on earth. Not only has Escape Adventures been voted, "Best Outfitter on Earth," by National Geographic, they also own the title, "Worlds Only Carbon-Neutral Outfitter," meaning they offset 100% of their company's emissions- and NOT by merely writing a check. While corporations and small businesses hype the promise that they are a "green" company, Escape Adventures is living it.

What makes EA different?

The Fishers use recycled veggie oil in their tour vans, offer organic meals on their tours (which they grow in their own organic garden), have invested hundreds of thousands in the solar paneling of their shops and own home, recycle/compost EVERYTHING from water bottles to bicycle tires and all vegetarian food scraps, have public recycling bins in front of the store, offer their employees $5/day to ride a bike rather than drive and of course, purchase clean energy credits- which is all most companies can attest to. Jared is currently looking into turbine power as well as Nevada is one of America's windiest cities.

The Fishers have been married 18 years, (and if Jared didn't have a touch of grey you'd swear they were early 20's), have 3 sons, Orion 10, Dakota 8 and Phoenix 5, (all of whom are mirror images of their father), and a thriving business that is genuinely one of a kind. This couple's energy and positivity is contagious, and will impress just about anyone who has the chance to see what they practice first and preach later. Jared is the kind of guy who does a triathlon and then goes for a hike later the same day. Heather, also a competitive bike rider, is responsible for creating the coalition which banned big rig trucks from driving the Red Rock Highway 15 9, keeping it safe for bikers. This next weekend she will host her own event, Diamond Kids- a triathlon for children ages 5-10. The American dream is alive and well, even in a city like Las Vegas.

*If these two are products of their environment, we all should live in it. They've found the real fountain of youth! Take care of the earth and it will take care of you.

The Fishers take being the World's First Carbon Neutral Business very seriously, as many other like businesses claim to be sustainable ( not polluting the earth with carbon dioxide emissions), the reality is that they are only buying energy credits, thus adding to a worldwide marketing ploy that is exploiting the green movement.

The Green Controversy- While companies are writing a check so they can claim they are running green, they are essentially PAYING TO POLLUTE, and misleading the public, thus exploiting the real issue, whereas the Fishers are the real, honest, hard working- deal.

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Escape Adventures is audited by a third party company called Sustainable Travel International; a relatively new company and concept which should be adopted throughout the world of honest, eco-conscious companies, large and small. Currently having over 1200 members worldwide, STI has extremely stringent sustainability guidelines. Rating are 1-5, 5 being the best possible rating, and is nearly impossible to receive. Escape Adventures is currently very few points away from a very impressive 4 rating.

For more information on STI:
http://www.sustainabletravelinternational.org/.

Escape Adventures Highlighted in Non-Profit Study

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Tour Operator Highlighted in Non-Profit Study
Escape Adventures Featured in Sustainability Best Practices Report

Press Release by Emily Abell

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LAS VEGAS, NV - Escape Adventures, a leading active travel outfitter, is once again gaining recognition for its proactive environmental approach.

Escape Adventures is featured in a new report of renewable energy best practices. The case study series, released by The Renewable Energy in Tourism Initiative (RETI), focuses on industry leaders that have adopted best practices in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

"Escape Adventures' commitment to sustainability is truly energizing," said Wendy Kerr, Project Coordinator, RETI. "This company exemplifies the spirit of adventure and creativity needed to fully realize the wealth of rewards made possible by incorporating renewable energy into the tourism industry."

Escape's 'Best Practices' noted in the RETI study include:

  • Utilizing onsite solar panels to power its Moab Tour Center and Las Vegas Bike Warehouse
  • Fueling tour support vans with used vegetable oil collected from local restaurants
  • "Ride to work" program for employees, in which they are paid $5/day for biking to work
  • Sponsoring renewable energy projects to offset the waste and carbon generation they are unable to eliminate

Escape Adventures goes to great lengths, both on its outdoor tours, and behind the scenes, to minimize the affect its operations have on the environment. Practicing Leave No Trace ethics limits the tours' direct impact, while a commitment to waste reduction, conservation, and alternative energies decreases the outfitter's overall footprint. All Escape Adventures tours are carbon-neutral, and guests are offered an opportunity to purchase green tags to offset their travel to the trip starting point.

"Escape Adventures stands out as a company that is striving to uphold the highest environmental standards and become the benchmark for small tour operators in the industry," said Brian T. Mullis, Co-founder and President of Sustainable Travel International, the lead author of the study. "Escape Adventures is becoming a catalyst for change, and we at Sustainable Travel are proud to support and promote their efforts."

Specializing in western North America, Escape Adventures is a leader in first-class eco-friendly cycling and multi-sport adventure. For more information on Escape's environmental program and a full list of tour options, visit www.escapeadventures.com. For more information on the RETI study, visit www.renewabletourism.org.

Business Defines Corporate Responsibility within the U.S. Travel Industry

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Business Defines Corporate Responsibility within the U.S. Travel Industry
Escape Adventures Renowned Environmental Commitment

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2007) - Corporate responsibility is becoming more predominant in the United States, but few businesses within the travel and tourism industry have taken a leading role while even fewer have raised the bar. Enter Escape Adventures. Founded in 1991 by a husband and wife team - Jared and Heather Fisher - the company offers active vacations throughout North America like a handful of other companies. But, what sets them apart is their extraordinary environmental commitment.

Escape Adventures named National Geographic Adventure "Best Outfitter on Earth"

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Escape Adventures named National Geographic Adventure "Best Outfitter on Earth"

Press Release by Emily Abell

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LAS VEGAS, NV- With its first-class biking, hiking, and multi-sport adventures, and its industry leading environmental stance, it's no wonder National Geographic Adventure is taking notice.

World-class Mountain Bike Adventure in the Midwest?

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World-class Mountain Bike Adventure in the Midwest?

Escape Adventures Pioneers New Multi-activity Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2007) - Escape Adventures has announced a new multi-activity tour that features mountain biking, hiking, caving and canoeing in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. This 5-day all-inclusive trip is suited to all abilities and is offered in two different formats: inn-too-inn or camping.

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About Escape

Specializing in western North America, Escape Adventures is a leader in first-class eco-friendly cycling and multi-sport adventure. In 2006, we became the world's first carbon neutral outfitter, bringing sustainable adventure to all the places we visit, from Alaska to Belize and beyond. By simply joining a tour with us, outdoor enthusiasts are now helping to preserve the beautiful backcountry areas they enjoy.

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