You’ve probably heard a lot about sustainable/responsible/green/eco travel, but what are they all about? What do the terms mean? Hopefully our series of “What is _ Travel? posts will enlighten you.
Comprised of a group of dedicated storytellers who squeeze in six to nine films per hyper-focused trip, interviewing 10 to 14 people a day, the folks at the Green Living Project (GLP) seek to: “educate and inspire individuals and communities to live a more sustainable lifestyle through stories focused on unique and diverseexamples of sustainability from around the world.“
This slideshow was complied for World Travel Market in London last month by Sallie Grayson of peopleandplaces, as part of World Responsible Tourism Day. It’s a great message about responsible volunteering – what it is and what it really means, in SIMPLE terms.
If you are frustrated with the cultural and environmental depreciation caused by tourism, Mekong Responsible Tourism have produced an e-guide for the region, which should certainly offer you something to cheer about.
If you’ve stayed at a great green hotel or B&B, know of an organisation that is doing wonderful things for ecotourism, or want to share your experiences of an eco tour or destination, then now is your chance to speak out.