Alex Trebek Stresses Need For Responsibility In Antarctica
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Turns out that the Jeopardy host is doing a lot of eco-good lately.We told you that he’s part of an upcoming charity edition of his game show, and even better is that he took a trip to Antarctica with National Geographic Explorer as part of their Lindblad expeditions.
He relayed that the Lindblad expeditions are so crucial because they not only allow you to experience part of the world, but they also stress the importance of our responsibility to leave the planet in better condition than we found it.
The trip allowed Trebek to witness the vast amounts of ice that cover Antarctica, walk across the frozen water, and observe penguin counting research being performed by U.S.-based non-profit, Oceanites. Sounds like a great trip!
“This is truly the last unspoiled part of our planet earth, and to get here was important to me,” he said. “Overall if we have a sense that this planet is fragile, that awareness will help us, helps our families, and will help the planet.”
Trebek has been so impacted because not only was he immersed in the natural environment, but also witnessed the native wildlife at work within the ecosystem.
“To be that close to nature and not upset the balance of nature is very satisfying,” he said after observing a humpback whale feeding. “It’s a very rewarding thing.”
You can check out video footage from his trip over on HuffPo here.