Gallery: World Monument Fund and American Express Unveil Sustainable Ea...

 
Thousands of eager people bounce over to Easter Island every year to visit one of Chile's most important UNESCO-protected heritage sites. But their desire to see hundreds of moia statues originally built between the 9th and 17th centuries AD to commemorate Rapa Nui ancestors comes with a grave environmental price. As part of their initiative to manage this tourism traffic, the World Monument Fund (WMF) teamed up with American Express to build a supergreen visitor center. Managed by CONAF, the Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de la Aldea Ceremonial de Orongo showcases a bevy of the most advanced sustainable building techniques, and recently opened its cool, green doors.

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