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The tiny house phenomenon is one of the most curious and captivating travel and living trends in the sustainable movement. But just what are tiny houses, and why are they fast becoming a social movement?  Put simply, this is part of a push to downsize our living spaces and to give up our regular-sized homes in...
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If you are looking for the highlights of Nicaragua in a short time, then this tour is perfect to truly experience a taste of Nicaragua’s most fascinating cultural, adventure and natural heritage sites.  This unique history and culture tour connects you with the people of Nicaragua. You’ll delve into its vibrant culture as well as its...
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A Greenloons exclusive safari focused on the 4C’s concepts of Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture, you’ll enjoy wildlife and scenery as few visitors can while also getting an in-depth view of how some tourism businesses are ensuring the sustainability of the precious conservation areas of Africa.  This once in a lifetime safari highlights the best...
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Children learning sustainability at Camp Pod Ostrog
Situated in the hills of Montenegro lays a little village named Pod Ostrog. While the village has only 200 residents, there are one million tourists annually visiting due to the Serbian Orthodox Monastery Ostrog. The monastery is visited (by people of all faiths) so that they can pray for their wellbeing and health. Over the...
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Europe Train
As a way to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on April 22nd, GoEuro, the travel platform for comparing and booking trains, buses, and flights across Europe, compiled a list of 15 train routes that are more environmentally friendly and (surprisingly) faster than flying. In collaboration with EcoPassenger, GoEuro compared the carbon emissions and energy resource consumption of...
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Small Farmers Cow
There 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...
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Hoi An 1 vietnam
Our new partner in Vietnam, Easia Travel, has taken the concept of green travel one step further than what is traditionally seen in southeast Asia by supporting specific environmental awareness, aquaculture training, heritage preservation, and gender equality initiatives aimed at improving the living conditions of local communities as well as enhancing the travel experience for their...
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Project Background First, to understand the value of why a business (not only a tourism business) would want to operate sustainably, view the short video below: By all accounts, Ireland has been moving toward sustainable tourism at a rapid pace. In the last decade, Ireland has developed sustainable tourism standards, a globally recognized eco-certification program,...
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Biosphere responsible tourism logo
Of all the eco-certifications available to guiding companies and accommodations worldwide, Biosphere is the only one to have been Approved (versus Recognized) by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as having an independently verified process that is reliable, transparent and aligned with the universally accepted criteria for sustainable tourism. What does this mean to consumers who...
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Collage of Glenuig Inn Scotland
Within the tourism industry as well as many others, the phrase “green is good for business” has been a ubiquitous one, especially in the last decade. But, other than anecdotal information, there has not been the hard data behind the message to prove that investment in sustainable operations actually yields substantial costs savings and/or increased...
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