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LSS: Cooke + Reeves: Travelling without wings in the Americas

Description: Responsible travelling in the Americas, without wings

Jessica Cooke and Andrew Reeves

6 months in the Americas, from Canada to Colombia without flying, crossing the Atlantic by Cargo ship.

Jessie and Andrew are keen travellers, living on a narrowboat that continuously cruises along Leicestershire’s waterways.

"We love to see the world, but we are also conscious of the negative environmental and social impact that travelling can have.

"We were determined to see the Americas, but to avoid flying, so we found other ways, including a cargo ship across the Atlantic, sailing between Panama and Colombia’s Darian Gap, and many many hours on trains and buses!

"We had an amazing rich adventure, including volunteering with conservation projects though HelpX and Work Away, and staying with locals through networks such as Servas and Couchsurfing.

"We will share stories of our adventure, as well as thinking through ways in which we can all be more responsible when planning our own travel."

Andrew works in environmental behaviour change in DeMontfort University and Jessie works in the cohesion team at Nottingham City Council.

All welcome - admission free.

Useful links:
HELPx (Help Exchange): https://www.helpx.net/
Work Away: https://www.workaway.info/
Servas International: https://servas.org/
Couchsurfing: https://www.couchsurfing.com/
Green Impact - Environmental Behaviour Change at DMU: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/sustainability/sustainable-campus/engagement/green-impact.aspx
Community Cohesion at Nottingham City Council: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/information-for-residents/community/community-cohesion/

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Location: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB
Date: Sunday, 13 October 2019
Time: 18:30 BST
Access: Public
Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 15:05 GMT
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