In honor of this year’s Earth Day theme, “Restore Our Earth,” we not only want to celebrate all the natural beauty that is our communal home but also take a moment to reflect on how, we, as travelers, can do our part to restore our planet in our #PPRestoreOurEarth Instagram Challenge.
This time though, we’re doing things a little differently. In this week’s challenge, everyone’s a winner just by entering—including our planet. We have a goal of planting 500 trees and we are looking for your participation to help. For each entry into our #PPRestoreOurEarth challenge, Passion Passport will plant a tree on your behalf.
From breathtaking landscapes and seascapes to experiences that have made you feel connected to the Earth, let us know what these moments mean to you, along with thinking about and answering this question: How will you travel more sustainably moving forward to help “Restore Our Earth?”
To enter:
  1. Share a photo/video showcasing how you’ve connected to the Earth between April 16, 2021, and April 26, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.
  2. Take us into the scene through a detailed caption describing what this particular moment means to you and answer this question: How will you travel more sustainably moving forward to help “Restore Our Earth?”
  3. Tag #PPRestoreOurEarth and @passionpassport to plant a tree and for a chance to be featured on our feed as our challenge winner!
  4. *Adding a tag to existing posts won’t count for entry.*

Our panel of guest judges @lonelywhale, @captainmaji, and @waterthruskin are looking forward to reading your stories and answers.
Be sure to get your entries in soon, as we will be keeping a close eye on reaching our goal of planting 500 trees! 

#PPRestoreOurEarth Guest Judges:

Lonely Whale | @lonelywhale | Non-Profit & Ocean Health Advocate

Maji Bransfield | @captainmaji | Wildlife Photographer & Writer

Valeria Hinojosa | @waterthruskin | Sustainability Connector and Activist

Entry Example:

Photo and words by @loicdupuisphoto 📍Walakiri Beach, Sumba Island, Indonesia 🇮🇩 // “Looking back at this image, simplicity, and peacefulness come to mind. I had seen a few photos of this place online and knew I had to visit myself. I eventually spent four days here, working day and night to come up with my Walakiri series. This beach is incredibly beautiful. Every day, I would take a swim and soak in everything this part of Indonesia offered me. After every shoot, I would unwind over local food, beer, or coffee while editing photos on the beach. As beautiful as this place is, Walakiri is also very fragile. It’s crucial that we protect this wonder by being super careful when we visit.” #passionpassport


*NOTE: Entries must be posted or re-posted (i.e. you cannot simply ‘tag’ an older photo/video) from a public account during the challenge period. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the challenge period will NOT be considered eligible for a feature.

We’ll announce the winner and honorable mentions the following week on our Instagram feed based on Quality of ImageQuality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.

Check our full Terms & Conditions, and contact our Social Media Manager, Alex Ortega, at with any questions. No questions? Get going!