Liz Maw, the CEO of Net Impact, and I thought it would be interesting to slice the data from a gender perspective. Our key question was, “Who wants to be a catalyst for change more, men or women?” Maw was generous to share the gender cut exclusively with me. Sigue leyendo
Think you can’t afford to live a much more sustainable lifestyle? That’s a popular misconception – as the demand of environmentally-friendly products has grown over the years, consumers have been conditioned to believe that green goods or eco products equate to more expensive merchandise. While this is not the case with most eco-vacations, as we pointed out last year in this Blog, this infographic alerts consumers to the fact that a lot of “green” choices cost little or nothing…and when you add them all together, you may actually be saving money. Sigue leyendo
Do we really need to use the “S-word” – sustainability – in order to talk about sustainability? Joel Makower originally posed this question (and answered with a “no”). This strikes me as one of the classic questions for our still-young field, one that goes to its core, and which will be raised again and again.
The polar extremes of response to the question are: “Sustainability just doesn’t resonate with my audiences, I can make changes in my organization without it, so who needs it?” versus “How can you possibly talk about a subject without mentioning the main way you refer to that subject?” I aim to speak both to the critics at the first pole, as well as those who want to take the sustainability term further. Sigue leyendo
En el Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo. Empresas turísticas ofrecen paquetes turísticos. Ampliar En el Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo. Empresas turísticas ofrecen paquetes turísticos. Tiempo de lectura: 2′ 58” No. de palabras: 476 Redacción Ecuador Miércoles 28/11/2012 Empresas turísticas, de alojamiento y operadoras de tours del país se reunieron ayer en el Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo, de Quito, para exponer sus propuestas y lograr, según los participantes, acuerdos y alianzas turísticas. Sigue leyendo
VietNamNet Bridge – The central province of Quang Nam has great potential in history, tradition, culture and environment, as well as two UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites and the world biosphere reserve of the Cham Islands, to promote sustainable tourism, said Lucy Russell, the editorial manager of QUO, a travel brand and communications agency, at a two-day workshop here on Thursday.
Another attraction: Tourists in ancient Hoi An. The central province
has great potential to promote sustainable tourism according to an expert. Sigue leyendo
As we stepped into the cool of the jungle, the thick foliage blocking out penetrating sunlight and the outside world, our host casually picked a leaf off a tree and consumed it without missing a beat. He chewed on the impromptu snack while continuing to explain the symbiosis of the ecosystem we currently were engulfed in, pointing out exotic plants and explaining their proliferation over millennia. While most people discuss the origins of their housewares on a tour of their home (Here’s the dining room, we got the centerpiece from IKEA…) Stephen Farrell was shedding light on the botany and biology of his farm. This wasn’t eco-tourism, this was eco-education.
Si usted no lo sabía, el Corredor ecoturístico en la Cordillera Septentrional, no solo es un modelo de desarrollo sostenible, sino una de las primeras opciones para fortalecer el turismo en las regiones del Cibao, Norte y Línea Noroeste, con grandes atractivos. Sigue leyendo
The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) is for the first time being promoted at the World Travel Market (WTM) with the support of the UNDP GEF. The SSTL is a Sustainable Tourism Management and Certification program designed specifically for use in Seychelles. It is voluntary user-friendly and specifically designed to inspire more efficient and sustainable ways of doing business. The program has been developed in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program under the Global Environment Facility (UNDP GEF) and it falls under the UNDP-GEF funded project which is mainstreaming biodiversity in the tourism sector. It is aligned with the GSTC’s Criteria (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) but has been drawn on local knowledge. Sigue leyendo
La sostenibilidad supone un requisito cada vez más importante en la concepción de los proyectos arquitectónicos pero si la ubicación de la vivienda se encuentra entre Alaska y la península de Kamchatka, se convierte en todo un reto.