This is a collaborative post written by Jodie Lydell.’ Traveling is one of those things that seem both easy and incredibly difficult, depending on how much you enjoy letting go. But when you go traveling, there’s one thing everyone agrees on: Keep your eyes open to see it all. It’s an obvious piece of […]
“Climate Change? Bring It.” A bumper sticker for sale in the visitor center snarkily sums up what the Greater World Earthship Community near Taos, Mexico is all about. Without power lines, water systems, or natural gas pipes connecting it to the outside world, this growing cluster of Earthship homes is built to fend for itself.
Carbon offsets are imperfect, complicated, and highly debatable. Skeptics point out that they resemble the medieval Church’s selling of indulgences in the sense that they don’t actually require a change in behavior. In my opinion, in the absence of any real legislation/taxation that demands us to pay closer to the “true cost” for our flights and other inevitable emissions, carbon offsets are the best tool we’ve got for compensation.
Like a good book should, The Man Who Quit Money changed the way I see a few things. It changed the way I see money – rather than an absolute or a given, it’s a convention that (almost) all of us subscribe to. It changed the way I see my home state of Colorado, where Daniel is from. Mark Sundeen’s account of Daniel Suelo’s life also changed the way I see dumpsters.
This post was originally published by my friend Carlos Buj from Spain. He’s a tourism industry progressive and blogger at ‘Viaje a la Sostenibilidad’. I’ve translated this post from Spanish, so you can see the original post here: 10 verdades incómodas sobre el turismo sostenible y la sostenibilidad. Thanks, Carlos, for the real insights and critiques.
For the month of April’s ecotourism theme, I compiled an article on The Travel Word about tourism and the environment. I asked my colleagues at WHL Group the question, “What is Tourism’s Biggest Threat to the Environment?” Answers were varied, but a few common themes came up.
In Denver, my workspace became a patchwork of places where I found the most focus: the library, a circuit of cafes, and my desk at home. I experimented with taking my work on the road for six weeks in the Pacific Northwest. Once I was back in town, I did few Google searches for coworking in Denver, and Green Spaces crossed my radar as an interesting option.
Is climate change the biggest challenge to tourism sustainability in the 21st century? The academic Journal of Sustainable Tourism started this year off with a debate about climate change and sustainable tourism.