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Be Weary of Ecotourism Claims: Is Swimming with a Dolphin Really Eco-Friendly?
Like the modern environmental movement, ecotourism is subject to green washing. Green washing is the term that describes when companies spin their products, services and/or policies to appear eco-friendly.
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Things to Look for When Searching for an Eco-Friendly Hotel
EnviroCitizen.org has discovered that finding an eco-friendly hotel is easier than ever! There is an assortment of eco-friendly hotel finders available, but you can do your own research if you have some spare time. In general, there are a few things you should look for when finding an eco-friendly hotel.
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The Staycation: It Does More than Save the Green in Your Wallet
With the current state of the American (if not global) economy, you've probably seen many commercials advertising the concept of staycations. The staycation is advertised as an affordable vacation, where you don't have to spend money to get to a far off place to be able to enjoy some well-deserved time away from your daily routine.
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Bill Wright: The Eco-Tourism Guru
When Bill Wright was a child, he knew that he wanted to work with animals for a living. Wright has a long and distinguished career history as an environmental activist and ecotourism pioneer. He maintains a fierce belief in his ethic of a "non-consumptive" approach to wildlife. Wright runs San Juan Safaris, a whale watching tourism business.
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Can a Vacation Really be Green?
When you consider the environmental impact of a vacation, you might wonder whether you can really have a green vacation. Airplane travel is a monster, when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions. For example, if you and your family of 4 take a flight from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York, you'll rack up more than 11,000 pounds of carbon emissions.
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Defining Ecotourism
Ecotourism takes the environment into consideration, reducing the impact of waste, energy and more when traveling. But many travelers have many questions regarding ecotourism: Where can you find ecotourism options and trips? What do you need to take into consideration?
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Highlighting a Green Vacation Planner: IStayGreen.org
If you want to take an eco-friendly vacation, your first instinct is probably to go online and search for green hotels or eco-friendly hot spots.
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What is Eco-Tourism?
Eco-tourism (also known as adventure travel, sustainable tourism, responsible tourism, nature-based travel, green travel and cultural tourism) is the act of traveling responsibly to natural destinations that support the environment and enhance the welfare of the local community. Eco-tourism can also be defined as travel that does not negatively impact the environment.
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Highlighting a Green Vacation Planner: Ecoventura
The Galapagos Islands are a very cool place for an environmentalist (or an environmentally-conscious individual) to go. EnviroCitizen.org has found that the islands have a rich environmental history worth discovering.
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Highlighting a Green Vacation Planner: Global Volunteers
EnviroCitizen.org has found that there are a wide variety of eco-vacations that you can take advantage of. If you're hungry for more than scenic beaches and low-flow toilets in your hotel room, consider a volunteer vacation with Global Volunteers.
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