Articles for Eco-Travel

Botswana Safari Boycott Urged For Human Rights Complaints

Botswana Safari Boycott Urged For Human Rights Complaints October 11, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Traveling to Africa can be a difficult business because some vacationers often trade closeness to locals or immersion in local culture for increased security. Such actions, a British group argues, are actually perpetuating an ongoing human rights issue in Botswana. Survival International is calling for...

Planned Serengeti Highway Outrages Ecologists, Tour Operators

Planned Serengeti Highway Outrages Ecologists, Tour Operators September 9, 2010 | Africa, Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Every year between July and September, one million wildebeest migrate 1800 miles across the Serengeti plains of northern Tanzania and southern Kenya. It’s one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights, and it’s huge business for the tourism industry, bringing around 100,000 visitors every...

Electric VW Beetle Making Historic Trans-Canadian Trip

Electric VW Beetle Making Historic Trans-Canadian Trip September 1, 2010 | Canada, Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Last week a group of students from the University of British Columbia left Vancouver in an electrified 1972 Volkswagen Beetle on a 4,000 mile road trip to the other side of Canada.  The UBC Electric Car Club members are hoping to not only set a record for the fastest coast-to-coast trans-Canadian trip...

Algae Biofuel the Next Green Step in Aviation?

Algae Biofuel the Next Green Step in Aviation? June 15, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
I was at a store the other day in Manhattan and saw a clock that ran on water. Reading the back, I learned that a mechanism extracted the ions from the water and somehow converted it to electricity that ran the clock. Pretty cool. There are lots of cool sustainable and earth-friendly things popping up...

A Sign of the Times: America, Endangered Animals, and their Remnants

A Sign of the Times: America, Endangered Animals, and their Remnants June 11, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Treehugger.com recently featured a small slideshow with pictures of just a handful of animals and insects photographed in a multi-year project by photographer Joel Sartore. A Nebraskan native, Sartore has shot for twenty years with National Geographic Magazine and authored books like Nebraska: Under...

Buy Wine, Help Gulf Oil Spill Response

Buy Wine, Help Gulf Oil Spill Response June 9, 2010 | Eco-Travel, New Orleans, Travel News | Read More
In honor of World Oceans Day (June 8th), Winery Insider and Humanitas Wine Company are offering customers the opportunity to feel good about buying acclaimed, limited production booze with 100% of profits going to ocean-related organizations to support ocean conservation and Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

EPA Encourages You To Book Energy Star Labeled Hotels This Summer

EPA Encourages You To Book Energy Star Labeled Hotels This Summer June 3, 2010 | Eco-Travel | Read More
How important is energy consumption and sustainability when you book a hotel? If you’ve never given it much thought before, perhaps now is the time to start. Travel is inherently an energy-consuming activity, but we can take steps to try to minimize our ecological footprint. The U.S. Environmental...

Ciclovía: Making Cities Healthier, One Weekend At A Time

Ciclovía: Making Cities Healthier, One Weekend At A Time June 3, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
If you’re planning on spending a weekend or holiday in Colombia anytime soon, leave the car at home and pack up your bike. The phenomenon is known as Ciclovía, and you can check out some video-coverage of it here. The popularity of Ciclovía, or ‘bike path’ has its origins in Columbia, and though...

The Recession Cut Greenhouse Gases, But Now We’re In A Recovery

The Recession Cut Greenhouse Gases, But Now We’re In A Recovery May 31, 2010 | Eco-Travel | Read More
If there’s a silver lining to the economic crisis that hit some 18 months ago, you can find it in the sky. Actually, you’ll have to look a little higher to the ozone layer. That’s the findings of the International Transport Forum who detailed their findings in a recent 94-page report....

Animals On View And On Menu at Beijing Zoo

Animals On View And On Menu at Beijing Zoo May 28, 2010 | Beijing, Eco-Travel | Read More
Most zoos preach conservation and education, justifying displaying wild animals as a powerful learning tool that protects species in the wild.  At the Beijing Zoo, however, visitors can not just view exotic wild animals, they can eat them at the Bin Feng Tang restaurant right in the park.  The menu...