Aboriginal People of Australia
Feb03

Aboriginal People of Australia

Aboriginal People of Australia Aborigines The three stout Aboriginal women stood in the dusty dirt drive, their deeply-featured faces squinting in the late-day sun. They put themselves in a straight line – I spied them adjusting each other like children lining up in school – waiting for us to go down the line and say our good-byes. Marcie, the gracious one, held out gifts – coffee mugs and tote bags with their community’s Jumbun logo...

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Aeromexico Launches Green Operations to San Jose, Costa Rica
Sep30

Aeromexico Launches Green Operations to San Jose, Costa Rica

(Mexico City, September 28th 2011) – Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announced that beginning September 27th, the airline will be operating ‘green’‘ flights from Mexico City to San Jose, Costa Rica with Next Generation Boeing 737s, as part of its Vuelos Verdes, Green Flights, program.  The flights use a mixture of biofuel and fossil jet fuel provided by Airports and Auxiliary Services. The biofuel is...

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Aruba Continues Efforts with 18th Annual Reef Care Project
Jun30

Aruba Continues Efforts with 18th Annual Reef Care Project

New York, NY – (June 28, 2011) – Aruba’s efforts to preserve its pristine beaches and crystal blue waters continue this July 2 and 3 with the 18th annual Aruba Reef Care Project. With over 900 participants last year, this clean-up of the One happy island’s most popular beaches, dive and snorkel sites is the Caribbean destination’s largest volunteer environmenta initiative. Locals and tourists are invited to participate at one of the...

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Mud Bricks and Karaoke in Taanayel, Lebanon

“You absolutely must tell your driver to go to Taanayel, you’ll love it,” my Lebanese friend Lara said. Our conversation was conducted on a cell phone during a drive in the Bekaa Valley and those were the only words I understood clearly. What followed was: ‘typical mountain village, very pretty, traditions’ and some more fractured words which lead me to believe she was talking about a kind of open air...

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Zimbabwe: Proving that Eco-travel Doesn’t Equal Roughing It

If you’re thinking of venturing to Africa, I strongly encourage you to design your trip in a sustainable manner. Contrary to popular belief the terms sustainable and eco-travel do not translate to lesser hotel accommodations, recycled bedding, and infrequent showers to save the water. In fact, the reality is quite the opposite. African eco-travel lodges tend to be the most luxurious accommodations around. While there is no clear set...

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The Eco-Vacation in Trinidad

When traveling it’s often hard to avoid the excesses of traditional hotels and restaurants, but for the eco-conscious tourist it is possible to find earth-friendly accommodations that celebrate and protect nature’s beauty. My husband, Steve, and I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Trinidad and I hoped to explore it in the greenest way possible. I surfed the net and was happy to discover that ecotourism thrives on the island....

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Costa Rica and the 2008 Geotourism Challenge

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, October 14, 2008 – National Geographic, in partnership with Ashoka’s Changemakers, recently recognized Costa Rican eco-adventure company, Rios Tropicales, as one of the three winners of its 2008 Geotourism Challenge. Rios Tropicales was selected for its commitment to protecting the rainforest in collaboration with local communities, tourists, and conservation organizations in Costa Rica. The Rios Tropicales...

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The Westin That’s Fossil Fuel Free

Praslin Bay, St. Lucia ( Sept. 9, 2008) –The Westin Le Paradis Beach & Golf Resort, St. Lucia aims to be the Caribbean’s first fossil fuel independent resort when it opens in June 2009. The sophisticated 554-acre resort is being developed with special consideration to social and environmental impacts, with the goal of improving the community in St. Lucia. Situated along the island’s breathtaking east coast, The Westin Le Paradis...

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Nesting Sea Turtles in Los Cabos

Populations of female endangered sea turtles return to Cabo San Lucas beaches for the first time this year — marking the official kickoff of the 2008 sea turtle season SAN JOSE DELCABO, MEXICO, July 16, 2008 – Each year in July marks the beginning of sea turtle season along the beaches of Cabo San Lucas when female endangered sea turtles start returning to shore to nest and lay their eggs. The first group of endangered female...

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Middle East’s Green Accommodations

Dubai is one of those odd places that I want to see to believe. This release comes from the Dubai newsletter and talks about a new hotel that is both green and budget in Dubai. Both are hard to believe in the land of opulance. It also shows how green policy in tourism has taken off globally. If any one gets to Dubai for the 2009 opening, let me know. devin ITKT Editor Ecos Hotels, the Middle East’s first environment-friendly budget...

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