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Columbia University Climate Science Ecotourism Adventure

Looking for a unique way to ‘pay it forward’ and add to your resume with your sustainable travels? The Columbia University climate science program applies responsible tourism practices with practical scientific research.  The Bidoup Field...
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Fair Trade Tourism – First Certified Volunteer Program in the World

Does this sound familiar?  You are a person with sought-after technical, teaching, and/or artistic skills that would love to combine your passion for travel with your pay-it-forward attitude.  You have the drive but are unsure...
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From the Eyes of a Child – How Travel Impacts My Life

A few weeks ago, my husband and nine-year-old son took a long weekend getaway to Nicaragua. The purpose of the trip was to assist with a service project for Soccer Without Borders, which is a...
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Open Letter to Citizens to Save India Wildlife

The vast and diverse landscape of India is embedded with a rich biosphere that is home to myriad species of flora and fauna.  I believe that with the evolution of technology and infrastructural development in...
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Top Tips for Finding Responsible Animal Tourism

In an increasingly urbanized world, wildlife tourism is gaining more and more popularity, and many travellers choose to spend their holidays getting to know – even volunteering with, wild animals. Unfortunately, in the vast majority...
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Volunteering at an Organic Vineyard in Tuscany – A Personal WWOOF Travel Experience

As our bus driver expertly weaved around the bends and curves of the Tuscan countryside in Italy, I found myself totally transfixed by the rolling hills that surrounded us. Looking out, I felt that the...
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Top 10 tips to jumpstart your ecotourism career

Updated August 16, 2018 A few days ago, a recent college graduate, Jessica McGarry, submitted her story on the Community section of Greenloons detailing her educational credentials, passion for the environment and professional experience within...
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Voluntourism: Checkbook Philanthropy Morphing into Participatory Philanthropy

Whether it is responding to the disasters in the Gulf Coast, Haiti and Chile or helping to save sea turtles around Zakynthos island in Greece, voluntourism is fast becoming a popular way to donate one’s...
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