G Project: Welcome to the Jungle!

Daniel Sendecki September 9, 2013 1

This summer, we challenged people all over the world by asking: “What will you do today, for tomorrow?”—and the response was incredible. After 60 days, 350 ideas and 35,000 votes from 10,000 registered change-makers, we enlisted the help of an esteemed group of online judges to help choose just four ideas that sought to make our world just a little more perfect.

This intimate and immersive environment allows attendees and speakers from vastly different fields to cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places.

The intimate and immersive environment outside the gates of Manuel Antonio National Park allows attendees and speakers from vastly different fields to share and draw inspiration from unlikely places at the Summit in the Jungle.

The Summit in the Jungle

This week, we’re bringing these four visionaries together at the first-ever Summit in the Jungle in Costa Rica. Here, they’ll have the opportunity to hone their idea and pitch it to G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip, and a panel consisting of Planeterra’s Paula Vlamings, the UN’s Oliver Hillel and responsible tourism advocate Jamie Sweeting. Once the panel has heard all four pitches and made their decision, they’ll award the boldest idea with the greatest potential $25,000 to make it happen. The winner will be announced on September 23, at this year’s Future of Tourism.

Driven by a passion to build a sustainable, scalable social world, this year’s Summit in the Jungle will bring together global thought leaders committed to providing supportive solutions to local and global problems in one of Costa Rica’s most idyllic settings.

Driven by a passion to build a sustainable, scalable social world, this year’s Summit in the Jungle will bring together people committed to providing  solutions to local and global problems in one of Costa Rica’s most idyllic settings.

Our Finalists

In celebration of the Summit in the Jungle, we’re featuring a notable idea from each our 2013 G Project Finalists this week on the Looptail. Coming from the US, Canada, and Australia, they represent a diverse group of people working to address pressing social issues. One project would offer hospitality training to female survivors of human trafficking, while another would grant passports to underprivileged girls. They range from something as complex as repurposing waste discarded by the tourism industry into building materials to something as simple as increasing crop yields through the provision of sheep and goats to farmers in Africa.

From the lush jungle terraces overlooking the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, attendees will gain insight into the importance of creating customized, long-term solutions to get to the root of the problems we face in the world today from the very people who are working to solve them.

From the  jungle terraces overlooking the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, attendees will gain insight into the importance of creating long-term solutions from the very people who are working to solve them.

Tune in!

Stay tuned to the #gproject hashtag on Twitter—where you’ll get a chance to explore Costa Rica’s Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio alongside our G Project finalists, while discovering first-hand the positive impact travel and tourism can have on the future of our planet.

The views from the hills overlooking Manuel Antonio are spectacular, the beaches (especially those inside the national park) are idyllic, and its rainforests are crawling with howler, white-faced, and squirrel monkeys.

The views from the hills overlooking Manuel Antonio are spectacular, the beaches (especially those inside the national park) are idyllic, and its rainforests are crawling with howler, white-faced, and squirrel monkeys.

One Comment »

  1. Passport Party Project September 9, 2013 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Wow. That’s all I can say. Wow. See ya in a bit! =)

Leave A Response »