Category Archives: Eco-Responsible

Doing good through ecotourism in Indonesia’s Wild East

By Dian Hasan | July 14, 2010 In my interest in observing the travel industry, it’s always a breath of fresh air to see how travel-players (yes, including the travelers themselves) do their part in bringing about change to their … Continue reading

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China and the Electronic Waste Export Challenge

By Dian Hasan | May 21, 2010 A simple question that accompanied a promotion for a seminar  at University of San Francisco drew my attention; “How may cell phones, computers, and other hi-tech gadgets have you THROWN AWAY? If this … Continue reading

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What if we gave Orang Utans a Kit-Kat break, instead of us?

By Dian Hasan | April 21, 2009 Borrowing the a tagline made famous by Kit -Kat Chocolate Bar – “Give me a break”, Greenpeace used it in a public campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Orang Utans, … Continue reading

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Less palm-oil based soaps can save rainforests

By Dian Hasan | April 21, 2009 We all know the value of sustaining an environmental balance. Educating ourselves and others better on the dangers of how we – the planet’s most able, intelligent, resourceful species (or should I say, … Continue reading

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Kimpton Named ‘World Saver’ by Condé Nast Traveler

SAN FRANCISCO—Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the collection of nearly 50 boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants throughout the country, has been honored as a 2009 “World Saver” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Announced in the September 2009 issue as part of … Continue reading

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Lotan Center for Creative Ecology ~ creating an Eco Community through “Green Apprenticeship”

By Dian Hasan | September 11, 2009 We continue to search for commendable and do-able “Green Ideas” that relate to travel & tourism, from all corners of the world. We deliberately use the term “Green Ideas” to avoid the confusion … Continue reading

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Ecotravel: Greening Your Getaway

All the talk of “staycations,” reducing one’s carbon footprint, and the wastefulness of private jet travel are enough induce a guilt attack when one thinks of jetting off to New Zealand to explore Great Mercury Island (see picture) or driving … Continue reading

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