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Hiking from Chinchero to UrquillosOne thing that strikes you when hiking through Lares Valley in Peru (besides the effect of the altitude on your body) is the rugged beauty of the terrain. With its varying shades of browns, tans, and greens punctuated with bright blue skies and an eerie stillness to the air, you can’t help but feel to be a mere witness in a land that keeps time by the harvest and whose secret treasures have not all been revealed to outsiders.

I’ll always remember the quiet strength, the ready smiles and, of course, the colorful clothes of the women and men who accompanied us hikers (with oxygen tanks and other supplies at the ready) through this terrain.

Small Farmers CowThere are 500 million small farmers across the world producing around 70% of the global food supply. They do this despite the numerous threats and challenges that they face on a daily basis. This is no small feat.  So, in order to support production, we are working with these small farmers to develop their own innovative low-cost solutions.

We are Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF) and we are a charity with difference. We are led by small farmers and owned by 38 producer organisations and their 280,000 members across Latin America and Africa.

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    Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation is an organization who works with smallholders in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.Their programs
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Turkey resizeNot sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way - maybe between the marketing of hemp clothing and natural cleaning products - the concept of a having green lifestyle became a bit, dare I say, boring. Fortunately, this is not the case with green travel.

While there are many meaningful and unique travel experiences to choose from that also happen to benefit communities socially, economically and environmentally, some of these voyages are downright extreme! Here's a few that will get your heart-pumping!

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    Amazing combination
    When I have read this article I was amazingly surprised how easily we could combine two of the most preferable activities, which a
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    When a green lifestyle becomes boring? I have to admit that's a little hilarious. Though, I'll keep these suggestions in mind for

Quite often, I am asked to describe the typical Greenloons travel experience with respect to how our trips promote sustainability for communities, the environment and for travelers. It's always a pleasure for me to give examples, and the latest is no exception.

One of the primary aims of Greenloons is to educate consumers to understand both the similarities and different nuances among the various tourism certifications that exist across the globe today.

While we have offered an easy reference guide to help consumers, it can still be confusing. So much so, even tourism suppliers themselves, who are only trying to operate their businesses in a responsible, ethical and environmentally-friendly manner, can be puzzled by the distinctions.

Lately, I have received a few questions about the difference between Rainforest Alliance verification and certification, which has prompted this posting.

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  • Steve Nomchong
    Steve Nomchong says #
    A valuable post Irene. We (Yacu Amu Experiences) are one such operator in Ecuador that has been Rainforest Alliance Verified and a
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    I have always been skeptical about certification and therefore have shied away from it. Understandably it can be a learning tool f

Compared with the euro zone of Western Europe and some of the more summer tourist attractions in the United States, where economies are affecting the price of ecotourism services and price negotiations by consumers are relatively shunned, green travellers will be pleasantly surprised at how far their dollars will go in these nature and wildlife paradise areas.

These regions of the world have embraced the concept of ecotourism as a necessity not only for elevating their standard of living and conserving their natural and cultural heritage, but also providing a competitive edge in the travel industry.

Recently Alfredo Ferreyros, the President of Explorandes Peru, which is a sustainable tour operator offering authentic ecotours to the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, answered some questions about the process his company went through to obtain ISO 14001 designation.

As a manner of introduction, the intention of the ISO 14001 standards for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is to provide a framework for a holistic, strategic approach to an organization's environmental policy, plans and actions. ISO 14001 is a management tool that enables an organization to identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products, or services; improve its environmental performance continually and to implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets.

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    Organizations applying ISO 14001 only have to take a few steps to become registered under EMAS: The two main differences involve a
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