1) Educating The Youth on The Importance of Incorporating Sustainability Into Their Careers
Hundreds of thousands of students Cassie has spoken to, have had no idea what "sustainable tourism" even means, let alone how they can incorporate sustainability into their careers. Cassie has and continues to aim towards making a difference starting with the youth, on educating them on the importance of our environment and what steps we can take to tackle global warming on a larger scale. Cassie says, "First, it's crucial to identify the problem, which is a lack of education in third world countries of what sustainability even means. Next, is to educate, that's been my job, and so far, students have really taken a fascination towards the notion of sustainable tourism and how they can incorporate it into their careers for the rest of their lives."
Sustainable Tourism and It's Importance to Cassie
Cassie has traveled to 196 countries by means of public transport, which is in no way “sustainable” or beneficial to our environment. Never has she stated that she has “traveled sustainably” throughout Expedition 196. Cassie’s goal of enhancing our world and regenerating our environment has only accelerated since the age of 18, when she studied Environmental Studies in College and continued well after to advise hotels on energy efficiency initiatives in order to make a significant, positive impact on the environment. Her Mission since the beginning of Expedition 196 and now her ‘Life’s Mission’, is to continue to “promote sustainable travel”. As a result, Cassie is confidently doing so in three major ways.
- Educating The Youth
- Microplastics Project
- Planting As Many Trees As Possible!