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An Eco-friendly Family Adventure across the World

One CNN website editor’s choice is “An eco-friendly family adventure across the world”, the story of Dario Schworer, a 42-year-old climatologist and mountain guide, and his family. Their aim: to promote eco-friendly ways of life. He, his 33-year-old wife Sabine SchworerAmmaun, and their three children started out seven years ago with the goal of climbing the highest peaks on all continents and crossing the oceans using only non-motorized transport. They have a sailboat and otherwise walk or cycle to their next destination.

“We are collecting good examples of dealing with climate change and living in harmony with nature and spreading such ideas,” Schworer told CNN. “We want to help people cope [who are] affected by global warming and inspiring children for the future.”

“Great achievements can be done in harmony with nature,” Schworer said. “But we must respect nature.”

Among other things, they have collected 22 tonnes of trash, taught people in Ecuador to use the sun’s rays to purify water and collected trash in the mountains of Nepal with school children, and visited 47 countries. They have also interacted with 45,000 children in South America, Australia and Asia, giving presentations about the importance of recycling and using alternative energy like solar and wind power.

“Since our belief is the need to respect nature, we travel only when conditions are good,” Schworer said.

Read the full article on CNN’s website at http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/09/family.travel.adventure/index.html?hpt=Mid

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