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  • Plan Your Vacation with Green Roof Safari

    June 26, 8:02 AM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    Here is a novel green vacation to add to your plans. Green Roof Safari offers a unique opportunity to learn about a diverse array of green roof projects in Germany and Switzerland. The Safari will visit at least three green

  • Explore Alberta's Latest Tourist Attraction: The Tar Sands Resort

    June 26, 8:00 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Alberta, Canada has long been known for its ski resorts and tourist attractions like the Calgary Stampede, so we are thrilled to report on its latest tourist attraction, the Alberta tar sands.

  • Marriott Hawaii Offers First Allergy-Free Guest Rooms

    June 8, 11:16 AM by Kristin Underwood in Travel

    We've all been to hotels with the "save water" cards that ask you to reuse your towels by hanging up and we feel good about doing something for the planet. Well the Marriott in Hawaii begged the question,

  • Caravan and Camping Industry's Gumnut Awards

    April 30, 7:56 AM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    "The caravan and camping Industry in New South Wales realises that Australia has some big challenges ahead in order to reduce our eco-footprint. For this reason, environmental programs such as the Gumnut Awards have been developed to get the touring

  • Wine Tour On Wheels, With King David

    April 21, 10:15 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Travel

    Tourism is growing again in Israel and along with it the awareness of eco-tourism. Long-time residents or tourists to the Holy Land looking to travel a bit off the beaten path, should consider the one-week cycling and winery tour laid out by the

  • Carbon Neutral Vacations in Costa Rica

    April 10, 3:17 PM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    The guilt-free, eco-friendly tropical vacation has finally arrived. NatureVacations, a travel agency that operates in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama, hopes to vanquish all of your treehuggerly shame about flying to Costa Rica to soak up some rays by

  • Costa Rica Leads Latin America in Certified Sustainable Tourism Industry

    January 14, 11:27 AM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    As of October 2007, Costa Rica lead Latin America in certified sustainable tourism operations with 68 businesses certified by Certification for Sustainable Tourism, up from 51 in 2006. In all, Latin America now has 167 businesses certified by

  • Round-the-World Bicyclists Stop in Berlin

    January 5, 1:15 PM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    Even if you offset the CO2 from your holiday caravan to Grandmas or flight to the islands, this report probably represents a guilt-threat level yellow. But if you want to be amazed at human tenacity and draw inspiration for what remains after peak oil,

  • Airlines Flying Into The Offset Game

    December 20, 11:27 AM by A.K. Streeter in Travel

    Today came the possibly "too little, too late" news that airlines are to be included in the EU's system of CO2 permits trading...but not until 2012. Waiting four more years to add airlines to a possibly-flawed Euro system is hard to see as brilliant news

  • Eco-Tourism Index for Latin America

    December 13, 10:26 AM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    As more hotels and tourism outfits realize the marketing potential of the eco brand, it's become harder to know what really constitutes bonafide eco-tourism. Fortunately the Rainforest Alliance has launched an Eco-Index Sustainable Tourism, which

  • Ecotourism and Responsible Tourism in China

    November 20, 1:10 PM by Alex Pasternack in Travel

    With China's tourism booming ahead of the 2008 Olympics, its ecosystem in need of smart, ground-up solutions, and its rural areas eager to build their GDP, ecotourism seems like a no-brainer. The Wenhai Ecolodge in stunning Yunnan province is one

  • Warm Showers: Couch Surfing for Bicyclists

    November 18, 12:48 AM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    If you own a bike, a spare bed or couch (with access to a warm shower) and you don't see a balloon on your hometown, you are in the perfect position to make a good thing better. Log in today to warm showers. It's easy: sign up, drop a few hints about

  • Bring on the Indestructible, Light Suitcase

    November 13, 7:47 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Travel

    As the zipper and I battled to the

  • Climate Change and Tourism

    November 1, 7:30 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    The snow came awfully late last winter, and people are worried about how climate change is going to affect the tourism industry in general. Last month the United Nations World Tourism Organization met at at an international conference on climate change

  • Turtle-Oriented Eco-Tourism Springs Up in Central America

    October 25, 2:17 PM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    The Los Angeles Times recently had a rare piece on a Panamanian eco-activist committed to saving the sea turtles, whose numbers dwindled to 80 last year, from hundreds in the 1980s. Arcelio Fuentes raises sea turtles in a beach-side incubator that he

  • Deer Rescued Swimming 1.5 Miles Offshore

    October 21, 6:02 AM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    It was a big catch for Chad Campbell of Washington and Bo Warren of Virginia, even though the fish weren't biting. The bored fishermen were a mile and a half (2.4 km) offshore when they went to investigate what they thought was a seal. Fortunately for

  • Eco-tourism in Zanzibar

    October 14, 10:44 AM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    Zanziibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania known for its history as a key spice trading port, is still far off the beaten path of American tourists, but is increasingly on the radar of British, Italian and Spanish globetrotters. The tourism dollars

  • Arcosanti: "A Utopian Well in the Desert"

    September 17, 8:11 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Paolo Soleri has started building Arcosanti in 1970 and is still at it. However, after 37 years the utopian vision of Soleri, so radical at the time, has proven truly prescient. According to Chris Colin of the New York Times, With its radical

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