Just a quick note – I don’t know how many of you use Tripadvisor, the travel planning website, but they’re giving away a $1 million and they’ve invited their users to vote on where it goes. There are five charities to choose from: Conservation International, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, and Save The Children.
They’re all good causes, but I voted for Conservation International for their groundbreaking work in Madagascar. Madagascar is a heavily endebted country, but has negotiated deals with its two of its biggest creditors, France and Germany, to channel debt repayments into conservation instead. CI has been one of the key brokers in this debt swap, and they get my vote for helping out with this very smart idea.