Yes we love the freedom of exploring AND we believe there’s a responsibility that goes along with it. That’s one of the reasons we decided to feature a business who cares about leading the environmental charge and inspires others to take action and protect the extraordinary natural resources that surround us and that so many of us enjoy. As we’ll be focusing our attention on those businesses that are making a direct impact along the A1A corridor, if you’re aware of an area business that’s making a positive difference, please let us know; we’d love to feature them on our site!
And as a majority of the year we’re likely in the midst of nesting season somewhere along our A1A corridor, we’re thrilled to recognize the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world’s oldest and most accomplished sea turtle research and conservation organization, for their research, planning, training, advocacy, and protection efforts as our inaugural recipient.
Much can be learned about the condition of the planet’s environment by looking at sea turtles. They have existed for over 100 million years, and they travel throughout the world’s oceans. Suddenly, however, they are struggling to survive — largely because of things people are doing to the planet’s oceans and beaches. But what does this mean for the human species?
It is possible that a world in which sea turtles cannot survive may soon become a world in which humans struggle to survive. If, however, we learn from our mistakes and begin changing our behavior, there is still time to save sea turtles from extinction. In the process, we will be saving one of the earth’s most mysterious and time-honored creatures. We might just be saving ourselves too.
Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude goes out to the Sea Turtle Conservancy for continuing to make a difference!