Many new initiatives to promote "carbon offsets" have emerged since the letter below was published.
One overview of such initiatives is found in the May 17, 2019, article by Anderw Wan, "Staying Green While Traveling."
Dear Friends: Back to basics.
The life in me needs to be wonderful.
To be wonderful, the life in me -- needs to be safe, needs to be healthy, needs to be happy.
To be happy, the life in me needs to take some risks with my safety and health.
Immersed in stories as humans are – print, radio, television, internet, social media, interactive gaming, virtual reality – we can easily lose sight of truth. Especially when a story fills our imagination with images we dearly want to believe in, we can feel reluctant to break the story’s spell.