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Are all eco-resorts even?

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Recycled toilet paper and organic coffee doesn’t make a resort eco-friendly. Eco-travel is a hot market, but with not reliable rating system or regulatory body, the word “eco” is overused and misrepresented. For those who truly care about the sustainability and environmentally-conscious practices of their travel destination (and we ALL should), we think...

Governments and Green Credits

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Can governments get citizens to care about carbon emissions? Today, many governments have lofty environmental initiatives to meet. They have great ideas and innovative programs; what they lack is citizen engagement. Programs are usually one of two trending: carbon taxes or personal carbon quotas. Instead of punishing for overages, what if we turned the...

More Trees Means Less Carbon

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There is only one known way to take carbon OUT of the world: Trees. A Zero Carbon Britain report notes that all of the various technologies proposed to help achieve zero carbon by 2027 are either low or, at best, zero carbon emitters. “Forests are the only netnegative technology currently available,” says the report. With this in mind, tree-based offset schemes...

The Case of Villages in an Urbanized World.

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In 2008, more people were living in cities than in rural areas. By 2030, its expected that cities will hold nearly 5 billion citizens (two-thirds of the world’s projected population). From a climate change point of view, many argue that mass urbanization helps reduce per capita footprints...

The link between corporate philanthropy and employee engagement

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Big companies want more (social) bang for their buck! The trend is undeniable: corporations are becoming more and more aware of the need to be both financially viable and socially responsible. We are seeing more companies than ever before link their corporate philanthropy initiatives with employment engagement strategies. Take the fictional company Goodcorp...