Tag Archives: Sustainability

What is poverty, really?

This story was first published in Anthropelago Blog, where the author, Max Hasan, who was on a short stint in Jakarta, Indonesia, working with Habitat for Humanity, pondered the question of “what really defines poverty?“. I felt it was appropriate … Continue reading

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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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From theory to practice | The 4C’s of Responsible Tourism in action

In the world of do-good tourism, Costa Rica quickly comes to mind as a pioneer of a type of tourism that predominantly built on the idea of “low human impact and high community and environmental benefit.” In one word: Ecotourism! … Continue reading

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Hail all natural building materials… let their beauty shine through

Santiago-based Architecture Firm AATA Arquitectos Asociados has a knack for bringing to life eco-friendly concepts with a modern twist. See my other post on their prefab green cubes in Easter Islasnd, the Morerava Eco Cabins.  AATA has brought their design to … Continue reading

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Defining Ecotourism

We hear about Ecotourism all the time, it’s the latest catchphrase that everyone around is using at the drop of a hat. But do we really know what it means? According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), it goes beyond … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On redefining poverty

If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up. ~ C.K. Prahalad Inspiration: Frangia … Continue reading

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Professionals volunteering pro bono services for a good cause [2]

Video from Taproot Founder Aaron Hurst from Taproot Foundation on Vimeo. I stumbled upon a great non profit organization, Tap Root Foundation, whose core mission is to help provide professional services to other non profit organizations, via Pro Bono Services … Continue reading

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