Climate change is getting in the way of a $17 million, 4-year study designed to determine the effects of climate change on northern ecosystems and communities. Researchers say global warming is making the first leg of the well-planned exploration to perilous to carry out.
Now’s the time for brands and companies to not only voice their stance on current issues, but also implement business models that make a difference in a socially responsible way.
I can’t tell you the number of Earth Day press releases I’ve received from hotels and resorts touting their eco-conscious pledges and packages. This hotel stands out as legit.
Data suggests the fallout over President Donald Trump’s travel bans could result in 4.3 million fewer people visiting the U.S. this year — representing $7.4 billion in lost revenues for the travel sector.
Today, the WWF announced that it will work with the Rockefeller Foundation and the hospitality sector to launch pilot projects that root out and eliminate food waste.
Home to only 323,000 people, Iceland is on course to host 2.3 million travelers this year, a nearly five-fold increase from 2010 — imposing more stress on the nation’s environment and infrastructure.
The Donald Trump administration is considering a revamp to its highly controversial ban on travelers from seven predominantly-Muslim countries. And cities are speaking out. They say immigration makes the nation stronger, not more vulnerable, and they have plenty of immigration history to back them up.
Over the past decade, a dozen significant sites around Britain — including landscapes and historic buildings — have been damaged by severe flooding caused by warmer and wetter weather, according to a recent report.
Patagonia pulled out of the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah due to the state leadership’s opposition to the new Bears Ears National Monument.
Last week Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and others affected by the controversial U.S. travel ban. In an email to users, the company said it was encouraged by the outpouring of support and planned to up the ante by housing 100,000 people in need over the next five years.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Events
The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. With this in mind, Emma Owens of Positive Impact takes a look back at lessons the travel sector can learn from COP22.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure. It’s about the same size as Germany or Japan and is so expansive that it can be seen from outer space. It’s not dead yet, but you could say it’s on life support. Scientists say there’s still hope for its recovery, but we need to act quickly.
“These businesses move a more responsible style of tourism into the mainstream,” Justin Francis, founder of the World Responsible Tourism Awards, said of sustainable operators. “They are the future of tourism.” Is he right?
Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will interfere with their job seniority and the right to perform their tasks as they see fit.