Sustainable Travel

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Sustainable travel and tourism is based around the concept of making only a positive impact on the destinations we visit. Change-makers around the world are moving sustainable tourism from the niche to the mainstream, and we have our eyes peeled.

A Stupa in the village of Khumjung, Nepal, is visibly damaged after the earthquake of 2015.

A Year After Quake, Relief Efforts Continue in Nepal

As nonprofits and governments go back and forth on how best to rebuild affected communities, the need emerges for the private sector step…
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Hilarious ‘Barbie Savior’ Instagram Highlights the Dark Side of Voluntourism

A hilarious Instagram account called Barbie Savior has gone viral, with depictions of the Mattel beauty that mock those who have put helping…
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From Masai Runaway to Eco-Entrepreneur

Peniel Laizer began his social enterprise while still working for someone else. After three years of work, fueled by a mission to promote…
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Zika Virus Findings Spur Opportunistic Investors and SEC Warnings

New research suggests that there is a link between Zika and fetal abnormalities, particularly early in pregnancy. Meanwhile, some "savvy investors" are looking…
Crowds observe the Excelsior Geyser Crater from the safety of a boardwalk in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., July 4, 2015.

National Parks Face Over-Crowding, Degradation

The National Park Service turns 100 this year, but our National Parks are plagued with over-crowding and lack of funding for maintenance.
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United Kicks Off Regular Biofuel Flights on West Coast

Today United Airlines will debut its first commercial flight using a new biofuel blend called Honeywell Green Jet Fuel. The flight will travel…
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3 Ways to Travel Sustainably

How can we give back to the planet while traveling, an activity that is reserved for the privileged, developed world? Radio host Daphne…
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JetBlue’s CSR Strategy Builds Both Brand and Community

How important is corporate social responsibility to a company's brand today? We speak with JetBlue's CSR manager, Kate Wetzel, about how skilled volunteering…
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Doctors: Microcephaly in Brazil Caused by Larvicide, Not Zika?

Brazil is facing an epidemic of the birth defect microcephaly. The government says it's due to the Zika virus. So does the World…
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The Rising Cost of the Zika Virus Epidemic

Brazil is in a major campaign to stop the spread of Zika virus.
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Ecotourism Creates Livelihoods for Indigenous People in Cuyabeno, Ecuador

My husband, two young children and I spent five days exploring the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in Northeast Ecuador. Ecotourism is a main source…
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EasyJet is Developing Fuel Cell Hybrid Aircraft

EasyJet is preparing to test out a new hybrid airplane later this year. Not only will this airplane utilize regenerative braking to reclaim…
Fans at Super Bowl City in San Francisco.

Super Bowl 50 Aims To Be the Greenest Ever

The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee says this year’s game will be the greenest one yet. The committee aims to achieve a “green…
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This App Helps LA Residents Reduce Commute Time

This week Los Angeles officials announced a partnership with Xerox that seeks to reduce those dreaded traffic jams with an eco-friendly app.
Former “Market Mayor,” turned Founder/President of Las Tías, Leonza Corina Alvarez

How These ‘Aunts’ Used Business to Raise a Generation of Nicaraguans

For more than 25 years, a group of merchant women dubbed Las Tías ("the aunts) have provided vocational training and other services to…
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