The Bodhi Tree Foundation Presents a Sustainable Tourism Event in NYC

On May 7, The Bodhi Tree Foundation will welcome travelers and travel industry leaders to "An Intimate Dinner with The Bodhi Tree Foundation" at Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio restaurant, in New York City.  The event aims to bring people together to celebrate the power of travel and the grassroots organizations making important strides to preserve the world's natural and cultural wonders for future generations to experience.

Partnering with Luxury Travel Advisor (LTA), The Bodhi Tree Foundation intends to expand interest and knowledge on the very important issue of sustainable tourism. LTA has been instrumental in promoting the "Travel Powers Change" initiative by allowing readers to select the grant winner. The Ballot closes on April 15th and LTA encourages readers to cast their votes at www.travelpowerschanges.com. This year's April issue included an exclusive feature profiling each of the grant recipient nominees and an upcoming issue will include coverage from The Bodhi Tree Foundation dinner and an interview with the grant recipient.

Evening highlights will include:

A Conversation with Edward Norton, Filmmaker, UN Ambassador to Biodiversity and Board President, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

Stories from Peter Matthiessen, one of America's greatest authors, explorer and traveler, will share some of his marvelous adventures and observations about our planet

A live and silent auction, with proceeds benefitting effective  grassroots charitable initiatives worldwide

A presentation honoring The Bodhi Tree Foundation's "Travel Powers Change" 2012 grant recipients, in partnership with Luxury Travel Advisor magazine

Founded in 2008, The Bodhi Tree Foundation strives to mobilize travelers and the travel and tourism industry to support underserved communities and endangered places.

For more information, or to purchase "An Intimate Dinner with The Bodhi Tree Foundation" tickets, visit www.thebodhitreefoundation.org/2012benefit.

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