Summertime is here.
What are you planning to do? Any last minute plans? Want to have an amazing trip AND help our planet?
VOTE with your DOLLAR$
Consider supporting hotels and resorts that have your same planet savvy values.
Currently, there are many choices worldwide that offer eco-friendly vacations. You don’t need to sacrifice luxury if you like the 5-star accommodations. Alternatively, if you prefer to travel more economically, those planet-friendly locations are widely available as well.
Create a positive ripple effect. The more people booking eco-friendly vacations will send a message to hoteliers worldwide that we value conservation and corporate social responsibility. Thereby, offering more value, choices and global citizenship for everyone.
The easiest way to book your eco-friendly hotel
Use Trip Advisor to find the hotels and resorts that follow eco-friendly and environmentally conscious business practices.
Search for your preferred city and dates for your vacation. Look for “GreenLeaders” written next to eco-friendly qualified locations. These are also marked with a small leaf badge and one of four levels earned: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.Read More »
The tropical rainforest offers nature, beauty and adventure. It’s valuable for us to explore, firsthand, the most diverse plants and animal species on earth. It is also an opportunity to meet indigenous people and learn tribal wisdom. Ecotourism is one key to saving our vital tropical rainforests. Plan a trip and learn how to help save these important ecosystems.
Listed below are three ECOleisure trips that may be of interest to you:
Ecuador Amazon Immersion Pachamama Journeys. Honored as one of 2014 National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” 12 days. $3,495.
Peruvian River Cruise National Geographic Expedition. Travel on a luxury riverboat with a team of naturalist experts. 10 days. $5,990-6,990.
Costa Rica Family Volunteer Trip Globe Aware. Volunteers help villagers with projects to build the Carara Rainforest Reserve plus leisure activities. 7 days. $1,290.Read More »
Las Vegas is GREEN. Amazing but true.
I lived in Las Vegas for five years and never heard a word about sustainability in the 1990’s. However, I was always impressed and inspired with the innovative business practices of my employer, the Wynn properties (including Bellagio, The Mirage, Treasure Island and Golden Nuggets). I often wonder, if I still lived in Vegas, whether I’d be working for Zappos.com. Either way, it’s wonderful to know that even sin-city who thrives in lights, action and over-consumption is taking steps to ‘do good and do well.”
I am inspired to share this article I read this morning from Smart Planet, “Verde Las Vegas?” by Mary Catherine O’Connor. Ironically, I’m now in Las Vega$. Apropos. as we’ll be visiting the revamped downtown today.
Progress in Las Vegas
The following stats were excerpted from this inspiring Smart Planet article:
– Reduced its energy consumption by 22 percent since 2010.
– 8 percent of electricity comes from solar panels with plans to gain another 13 percent of energy from solar.
– Local government is prioritizing walkable communities.
– Waste oil from kitchens serving the nearly 40 million annual visitors is collected and used to help power city busses, running on biodiesel.
– Caesars has reduced its landfill contribution by 25 percent by managing their own recycling facilities.
– Water consumption has reduced about 40 percent since 1989, despite the city’s significant growth.
Looking forward to seeing more
Kudos to Las Vegas. Hoping they will inspire more cities to make positive changes for our future and prosperity for all.REGISTER FOR NEWSLETTER Read More »