Greenpeace’s famous vessel the Rainbow Warrior visited Bali recently to promote the Ocean Defender initiative. It didn’t get much press coverage, but the people that did visit
Plastic bags are durable, waterproof, light, flexible, and strong. They are perfect for lugging groceries, as bin liners, even waterproof hats for old men. But they are choking our planet – and only a few governments are doing anything about it.
Seychelles is getting serious about sustainability and its hotels are starting to take measures to protect the earth. Hotel L’Archipel on Praslin, after two years of research and planning, has confirmed that they have taken the initiative to “go green” at their property by implementing numerous renewable energy solutions with a positive impact to the environment and in so doing improving guest comfort.
Green Globe announces certification of the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Over the past few years this luxury resort has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and globally responsible practices on multiple levels.
Thailand - Centara Hotels&Resorts, throughout its 30-year history, has always believed passionately in green and sustainable tourism, a policy that is at the heart of the company and which engages every property in its portfolio.
A new international alliance of research institutes has identified eight major shifts that must take place for humanity to achieve sustainable development. The recommendations come in a paper published today by the Independent Research Forum
What makes for quality of life in Singapore? Should we aspire for wealth or well-being? Mallika Naguran writes about these and proposes some indicators from international benchmarks that can apply to Singapore.
With more people than ever before living in cities – and an tidal wave of migration from rural areas, urban poverty is increasing dramatically. The worst places for this new urban problem are all south of the equator – and growing fast.
Media output tells us the world consists successful politicians, businesspeople celebrities and the internet - all with their own “Top 100” lists. The Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIfT) is producing The Other Hundred, a list of what it calls the “incredible yet uncelebrated” who make up the majority of our world.
At first glance, working conditions in Mexican factories, mining projects and even drought may seem like local issues. But not if we want a world based on justice, gender equality and a respect for human rights. Michael Switow reports from the People's Summit in La Paz, Mexico.
For ten years now, a local community in north central Vietnam has managed a 600+ hectare forest, protecting it from illegal logging and fires. Journey with the Forest Governance Learning Group - which includes development workers, foresters and lawyers united by a desire to improve decision-making in forest policy - as they travel here to gauge the programme's success.
The thirst for bio-energy is leading to a shortage of bio-mass. Will First World countries repeat the colonial exploitation they imposed with mineral mining?
Not content with not being evil, Google wants to be clean too. It has revealed it is to invest in clean energy R&D with the aim of active clean power generation - cheaper than coal.
People on the ground, telling the real story, have the power to change our global future for the better. California-based Internews has just launched an online toolkit to help journalists to tell their eco-stories most effectively.
Two dive professionals and bike enthusiasts - Allan Nash and Tommy Soderstrom - will ride all around Australia starting from August 2011 to raise funds for charity. By Sarah Joseph.
The Philippines largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) is known to be a successful low-cost carrier in the Asia-Pacific region. What may not readily ring a bell is that the carrier is busy with non-flight activities too, to make a difference to society and the environment.
Going on holiday with all the comforts of home is fine – as long as you remember to respect the environment and traditions of the destination. Wild Asia’s Deborah Chan gives us some pointers.
On April 22, millions and millions of people will make an active effort to appreciate the planet we live on. You can join in too as Earth Day lets us all raise a hand in support of Gaia
Support Needed for Grassroots Emergency Relief Operations in Northeastern Japan, Led by Japan Ecolodge Association and Tourism Networks.
Travelling to remote places and peoples can help regenerate local communities. But it can also have adverse effects, and needs recognition to make the best appreciated. Article by Ian Hall on indigenous tourism.