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“We cannot hope to create a sustainable culture with any but sustainable souls.”                                  ― Derrick Jensen

Sustainable Travel is the twin sister of responsible tourism.  Both are focused on the impact that tourism has on local communities, but sustainable tourism is also concerned with conservation and tourism development’s environmental impact. 

RV Travel

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint While Traveling

If you love traveling and take vacations away from home, you’re not alone. An estimated 1.4 billion people on the planet travel somewhere at least once every year. Unfortunately, the travel industry is partly responsible for the increase in greenhouse gas emissions compared to other sectors. Concerns over climate change … Read more   Read more

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Maui coastline

Finding Sustainable Souvenirs in Maui

By Kerri Smith

As travel begins to open up and we’re allowed once again to enjoy the majestic treasures of our world, it’s vital to consider eco-friendly experiences and embrace souvenirs produced sustainably.   Read more

United States Sustainability
Arcosanti silt casting workshop

Arcosanti: An Experiment in the Arizona Desert

By Breana Johnson

Out of view, built into the hill above, rises Arcosanti, a prototype of arcology. Arcology, a concept coined by Soleri himself by combining “architecture” and “ecology,” is the idea that architecture can be in harmony with the landscape.   Read more

United States Architecture Sustainability
Wine glass at sunset - California Wines

Celebrating “Down to Earth Month” with Sustainable California Wines

This show illuminates the intersection of the California winegrowing industry and environmental activism.   Read more

United States Agritourism Sustainability

How to Travel Sustainably Post-Pandemic

By Elizabeth Waddington

After months of lockdowns and restrictions, many of us are understandably raring to get back out there and travel again.   Read more

The World Social Responsibility Sustainability
Plastic garbage on a beach in Bali

Bali battles a plastic ocean while eagerly awaiting economic respite

By Bianca Caruana

As if Bali hasn’t been suffering enough with the economic blow of COVID-19, locals are also battling a catastrophic environmental disaster as an abnormal amount of plastic washes up along popular tourist beaches Kuta & Seminyak.   Read more

Asia Social Responsibility Sustainability
Main Street photo courtesy of Breckenridge Tourism Office. Photo: Jeff Andrew

Save Money and the Planet in Breckenridge

By Kerri Smith

Crisp, fresh air that purifies the senses. Golden aspens shimmering in the sunlight. Clean, white snow blanketing the ground.   Read more

United States Adventure Sustainability
Guatemala Girls selling handicrafts. Photo Terri Marshall

Traveling Post COVID-19: Focusing on Sustainable Tourism

By Terri Marshall

With the COVID-19 virus attacking our world, looking on the bright side seems like a daunting task. But as with every cloud, a silver lining emerges, and while it may not be visible to all humans, it is crystal clear for our planet. The temporary halt of travel gave the … Read more   Read more

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Strawpocolyse by Ben Von Wong

Making an Impact with Photography

We all have gifts that we are called to share with the world. Meet Ben Von Wong, a Canadian artist, activist, and photographer best known for his environmental art installations and hyper-realist art style. Ben is focused on amplifying impact with a mission to make ‘impact’ unforgettable. See for yourself … Read more   Read more

The World The Arts Sustainability

Luxembourg: Spotlight on Sustainability

By Katy Spratte Joyce

“Luxembourg? You’re going to Luxembourg? Where is that? What’s even there?”  Such was the remarkably common response when I shared my early 2020 Euro-trip itinerary with friends and family. Even the majority of my well-traveled writer colleagues hadn’t ever considered a trip there.  With just a quick week to spend … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink Sustainability
Boardwalk closure due to covid-19

Exploring Until the World Opens Back Up

We can’t travel at the moment…but it’s OK because we’ll be able to again soon. Right now it’s important that we stay home. While home we can satisfy our wanderlust by traveling virtually. We can enjoy a safari or visit places we’ve only dreamed about –all online. We can also … Read more   Read more

The World Insights Social Responsibility Sustainability
Relaxing by a lake

Global health crisis brings a much-needed break for nature

By Jessica Barrett

It’s been a rough couple weeks, to say the least. Between market crashes, economic uncertainty, and ever-increasing virus numbers on this side of the world, the news has been kind of… well, gloomy. And that’s understandable. People are scared for both their health and their livelihoods. But it’s also the … Read more   Read more

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Coronavirus Side Effect Leads To Clearer Venice Canal

With the world on edge due to the coronavirus pandemic, it appears that social distancing and mandatory shut-ins have affected the Venice canal waters. The waters are crystal-clear, which has led to the sights of swans, fish and dolphins.   Italy has been locked down since March 8, which means … Read more   Read more

Europe Sustainability
Tallin Old Town Estonia compliments of Visit Estonia. photo Andrea Forlani

Tallinn, Estonia: A perfect blend of old and new

By Katy Spratte Joyce

There’s a reason overtourism was chosen as one of the Oxford English Dictionary’s words of the year for 2018–it is a chronic issue plaguing the world today. Defined as “an excessive number of visitors heading to famous locations, damaging the environment and having a detrimental impact on resident’s lives”, overtourism is something … Read more   Read more

Europe History Sustainability
Zero Waste earth

Zero-waste travel: Can it be done?

By Jessica Barrett

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge push for greater sustainability and concrete steps towards reducing waste. San Francisco was the first American city to ban plastic bags back in 2007 (and many more followed suit), new bulk food stores are opening up around the world, and places like Singapore … Read more   Read more

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