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October 2010

Ecotourism Certification Standards: Deconstructing Green Globe

The Green Globe program grew out of the 1992 United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, where 182 heads of state from around the world endorsed the Agenda 21 principles of sustainable development. Subsequently, Green...
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Deconstructing the Sustainable Tourism Eco-certification Program (STEP)

The Ecotourism Certification Standards series continues with Sustainable Tourism Eco-certification Program (STEP). The STEP program was created by Sustainable Travel International, which is a non-profit organization “dedicated to promoting responsible tourism, supporting sustainable development, and...
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Helsinki, Finland

This northern most zoo in Europe is in Helsinki.  It is unique since it is entirely housed on its own island. Not only were there natural barriers erected for most of the animals, it was...
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Glen Afric

I stayed at the Glen Afric Reserve & Lodge near the Magaliesberg Mountains in South Africa this past summer. I saw lots of wild animals roaming free throughout the reserve and many species of birds....
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Get in Touch!

Greenloons can create a personalized itinerary that incorporates the green travel tips suggested on this site with accommodations and activities that will make your vacation unique, memorable and sustainable.  If you are a journalist, photographer,...
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Ecotourism Certification Standards: South America’s Smart Voyager Certification

South America’s Smart Voyager is the sustainable tourism certification program for tourist boats, tour operators and hotels operating in South America. The program is so rigorous that in 2002, it was recognized by the United...
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Green Festival this weekend in Washington, DC: Ecotravel speakers and exhibits

This weekend (October 23-24), the Washington Convention Center will host one of the nation’s premier sustainable living events.  In addition to information about green career, media, product, food, energy, investment, transportation, fashion, and construction industries,...
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Ecotourism Certification Standards: South Africa’s Fair Trade Tourism (FTT)

The Ecotourism Certification Standards series continues with South Africa’s Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) program. South African tourism is synonymous with nature and wildlife safaris, cradle of humankind exploration, hiking and water adventure, and most recently...
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Ecotourism Certification: Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism Certificate Explained

The Ecotourism Certification Standards series continue with Costa Rica’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism. In North America, the term ecotourism has become synonymous with the country of Costa Rica. Its lush natural environment coupled with an...
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Ecotourism Certification Standards: Brazil Adventure Tourism Certification

The Ecotourism Certification Standards series continues with Brazil Adventure Tourism Safety (Aventura Segura) program. With the recent granting of both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Brazil’s conscious stepping up of efforts...
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