Category Archives: Green

Ecotourism defined

Ecotourism: Responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare o local people (TIES, The International Ecotourism Society) Inspiration: University of Michigan: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

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Defining your green ~ don’t pigeonhole yourself! And just take action!

We live in a world that has been gripped by “green fever”. Or so it seems. And naturally, there are many shades of green out there, and we salute each and every one of them. So rather than be stuck … Continue reading

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Green Ideas: Covering Parking Lots with Solar Panels

If you’re going to pave paradise and put up a parking lot, at least cover it with a bunch of solar panels. That’s the message behindthis excellent interview withEnvision SolarCEO Robert Noble in theNew York TimesGreen blog. For the past … Continue reading

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Whimsical Bamboo ~ Soneva Kiri Resort Children’s Activity & Learning Center

By Dian Hasan | July 8, 2010 Located in the Soneva Kiri Resort on the Thai island of Koh Kood, this Children’s Activity and Learning Center provides visiting children a wide range of entertaining activities, giving them both creative and … Continue reading

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Interview with Brad Choyt, Director of John Hardy’s Green School in Bali, Indonesia

The Green School in Bali, a progressive English-based international school that was built on the mission to create a learning environment that is as close to the natural environment as possible. Open in 2008, brainchild of John Hardy, Canadian-born jeweler … Continue reading

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‘Bike and Fly’ at Aloft Portland: New bike-friendly guest program lets travelers go without cars

The program allows travelers to leave their cars at home by introducing a bicycle-friendly hotel in proximity to the runways. Travelers can leave their bikes securely stored in a locked storage area at the hotel for up to 14 days … Continue reading

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Guyana’s Surama Eco-Lodge gets honored for boosting responsible tourism

Geographic Expeditions and Small Planet Consulting have thrown their support toward Surama Eco-Lodge as it is honored at this year’s U.S. Educational Travel Conference (ETC) in New Orleans. This international recognition for Surama’s community tourism programs will boost awareness of … Continue reading

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The surrealistic colors of Bolivia’s Laguna Colorado

Laguna Colorada in Bolivia, is a shallow salt lake in the southwest region of Bolivia, located at 4,300 m above sea level and covers over 60 sq. km. The fiery red shades are caused by planktons that thrive in the … Continue reading

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Africa’s Okavango Delta ~ an ecological haven

The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta on Earth. Instead of flowing into the sea, the annual flood of fresh water flows inland, spreading over 15,000km of the Kalahari sand in a maze of lagoons and channels. The River … Continue reading

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Nature captured at its most stunning ~ The Wild Image Project

In a world of high speed technology, it’s easy to lose our connection with nature. But as humans, we’re dependent on the natural world. It’s where we draw our inspiration and many times, our sanity. Travel is often an excellent … Continue reading

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