Tag Archives: Eco-Tourism

The plight of Indonesia’s endangered Orang Utan

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) is a nonprofit environmental foundation organization located in Balikpapan, Indonesia. BOS is active in many fields. The main goal of the organization is to protect orangutans and … Continue reading

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Eco Hero | Willie Smit, vanguard of orang utans

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 Dr. Willie Smits is a rainforest inventor who has revolutionized reforestation techniques and policies worldwide and is also the world’s most prominent protector of orangutans and their natural habitat. ~ Ashoka Fellowship Willie … Continue reading

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How does an urban green hotel think and act?

By Dian Hasan | June 10, 2010 Green is the new language of cool. It opens conversations, and opens minds in the process. We all know that. And green buildings attempt to reduce carbon footprints and make less impact on … Continue reading

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Green & Chic | The Ambrose, Santa Monica, CA

By Dian Hasan | May 28, 2010 The Ambrose Hotel, a chic small boutique hotel in Santa Monica may just be one of the pioneers in green hotels. In 2008, the Ambrose was awarded the first Leadership in Energy and … Continue reading

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Green Travel Blogs with the Greenest Ideas

By Dian Hasan | May 28, 2010 The words “Green” and “Travel” seem to be made for each other.  Green-, eco-, sustainable-travel, or anything under a different name, so long as it denotes a certain respect for and devotion (nah… … Continue reading

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A green urban hotel, reality or myth?

By Dian Hasan | May 28, 2010 We all know “going green” is what’s “in” today. This new respect for our immediate environment and community is impacting everything we do, including travel. Eco-hotel is becoming an all-too-common buzzword. But is … 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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