Pamela Lanier

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International Ecotourism Society’s inaugural North American conference

The International Ecotourism Society’s inaugural Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference North America took place January 25-27 at the University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) which is a LEED Gold certified building. This was the first major…

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Chapter 1.5 – CONservation

EcoGo proudly shares Sustainable Tourism, a guide that’s perfect for getting “insider scoop” about the ecotourism industry. We are excerpting the entire book here on Chapter 1 – Understanding Ecotourism (Excerpt 1.5) Unscrupulous ecotourism operations (“con men”) that practice…

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Small Farms – Big Impact

The California Small Farm Conference (CSFC) began March 6th with field courses taking attendees out to local farms, markets and businesses to discover Sacramento County’s best agricultural opportunities and practices. Despite the rain, the bright spots of the 2016 field…

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Chapter 3.5 – Fair Trade Federation Principles

  EcoGo proudly shares Sustainable Tourism, a guide that’s perfect for getting “insider scoop” about the ecotourism industry. We are excerpting the entire book here on Chapter 3 – Community Development (Excerpt 3.5) Members of the Fair Trade Federation…

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Outsourcing hotel services, sustainably

For many hotels, it’s easier, more economical and greener to outsource cleaning services. In the United States, The Service Companies is a leading one-stop shop for over 400 hotel, casino and vacation ownership properties. The firm cleans more than 15 million hotel…

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Farm to Table International Symposium

The Farm to Table International Symposium (F2Ti) which has just concluded in New Orleans, Louisiana, is an annual event featuring the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2Ti explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally. Topics include the best practices for urban farming, bringing products…

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9th Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference

The ninth annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference was held Wednesday April 30, 2014 in Rohnert Park at the green conscious and solar powered Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center. It brought together thought leaders from industry, academics, and environmental policy to present best practices and ideas to build a sustainable and equitable economy. Amongst the topics focused…

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Sustainability in San Pancho, Mexico

While trendy Sayulita and ever popular Puerta Vallarta are in the limelight, it’s sleepy but hip little San Pancho (San Francisco) Nayarit Mexico around the point from Punta Mita one bay away from Sayulita and in the lee of the Sierra de Valajo that is leading the Mexican Riviera in sustainability efforts. The town itself…

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Introduction to Eco-Tourism

With more than 800 million tourist trips a year, 200 million people employed in travel and a profit of nearly 7 trillion a year, it is evident that tourism can be a springboard for economic development in developing countries and…

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Eco Tourism Increases Worldwide

As I read through the extensive messaging from the travel press at this time of year, one thing stands out in my mind: that responsible travel, ecotourism, and agritourism are increasing in popularity every day. There is a convergence of…

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