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World's Best Ecolodges

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

In 2007, Hitesh Mehta left his full-time job as a successful landscape architect and environmental planner, embarking on a journey to scout and uncove...

Tribewanted Sierra Leone: Official Launch!

Filippo Bozotti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Filippo Bozotti

Two weeks have passed since we officially launched. It has been a remarkable success, filled with experiences to last a lifetime, as well as major headaches that have tested our resolve.

Go Wild and Green in Costa Rica!

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lauri Lyons

In Costa Rica I got a real sense of what the planet may have been like before humans destructive behavior.

Introducing SustainableTrip.org -- One Step Better Than Reusing Your Hotel Towels.

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James Boyce

If we really want to make a difference while we travel, we need to make better, more informed choices. Real sustainable travel is about more than reusing towels, turning off lights and hotel recycling programs. These days, it has to be.

Tribewanted Sierra Leone: Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Travel

Filippo Bozotti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Filippo Bozotti

On this squeaky-white-sand beach, tribemembers will work together with the local fishermen village, population 352, to build the first eco-community resort in Sierra Leone from scratch.

10 Sustainable Spots in Pittsburgh

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tanja M. Laden

Drawing on its historic ingenuity and mechanical know-how, Pittsburgh is focusing on energy-efficient initiatives, and is now among the top cities with the highest number of LEED-certified buildings in the US.

The Joy of Dirty Destinations

Paul Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Paul Robert

Rather than polluting the sky to catch a breath of fresh air in some rain forest, maybe we should discover the joy of dirt. You could call it the opposite of eco-tourism; pollu-tourism. Take Butte, Montana.

PHOTOS: 9 Amazing Eco-Tourism Travel Ideas

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

Summer is the perfect time for travel, so make your summer vacation count by picking a fun and eco-friendly trip. The International Ecotourism Society...

Greensburg: An Eco 9/11

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Greensburg, with everything that once stood there now destroyed in the aftermath of the most violent twister ever, has transformed into a model town for everything eco, green and sustainable.

Welcome to San Francisco: A Coal-Free City Eco-Tourism Campaign? (Free Postcards!)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While Los Angeles and Dehli have announced their intentions to become coal-free cities, the Bay Area-based Pacific General and Electric company still apparently gets eight percent of its juice from coal.

Gulf Coast to Visitors: Y'all Come Down and Eat!

Bryan Gobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bryan Gobin

With the exception of oil lapping ashore along Louisiana's marshy wildlife refuge, near-shore fishing waters appear clear as ever. Seafood is still available.

Reading the Pictures: Haiti Cruises -- The Fun Is Just Beginning

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-01-24-Picture13.jpgMany argue that an expanded tourism industry is part of the economic path forward for Haiti.

Ecopreneur: Never Let Them See You Sweat

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Boekhoff

There comes a point in every entrepreneur's life when they think to themselves, "What the #$%@ am I doing?!" and August 14th was definitely one of those days for me.

Ecopreneur: From the Boardroom to Bangladesh

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Boekhoff

What made me give up a six figure job at the top of the corporate ladder, donate everything I owned to charity, and move to a developing country that few people can locate on a map?

12 Hip Green Hostels Around the Globe

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fancy spending some time on an organic farm, practicing yoga and taking long walks through the hills? Or would you rather stay in an art-filled old do...

7 Super Cheap And Stunning Eco-Tourism Vacations For the Last Days of Summer

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's nearing the end of summer. The kids are getting ready to go back to school, work is about to kick into high gear again, and it's a great time to ...

Costa Rica Green Report Card: Southern Nicoya Peninsula

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Perry Garfinkel

When we talk about eco-systems too often we forget that humans are part of the system, even if they are the last to join the community of life forms on Earth.

How Green Is My Costa Rica?

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Perry Garfinkel

The country that set the bar on what ecotravel meant and how to walk the eco-talk was Costa Rica. It's a living zoological museum, a geographic terrarium.

Greening Hollywood: Santa Barbara's Film Festival, An Eco-Heaven-By-The-Sea

Paige Donner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paige Donner

Santa Barbara is an eco-tourist's heaven. There are many organic food restaurants and a few outstanding organic spas for the travel and film-screening-weary.

Daryl Hannah's Eco-Tourism: Diving At Mount Sinai

TreeHugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mentioning it a while back when she was being interviewed on TreeHugger, in this video Daryl Hannah ---- TreeHugger's favorite foxy environmentalist -...

Pope Says Tourists Must Not Harm Planet

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROME — Pope Benedict XVI has urged tourists to respect the environment and local cultures, touching again on a theme that has earned him a reput...

Eco-Touring in the Middle East: How About Jordan, Iran and Lebanon?

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

ISA issues aside, eco-touring is no longer a concept found only in the West. More Middle Eastern organizations are starting to cater to the ecologically minded and are marketing eco-tours.

Richard Branson Plans Caribbean Eco-Resort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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