Pamela Lanier

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MiaGreen teaches building green

Pamela Lanier, who heads the Friends of Sustainable Tourism International (FOSTI) and Ecogo.org, came back from the MiaGreen annual conference with enthusiasm about building practices. MiaGreen covers sustainable practices in the U.S., Latin American and Caribbean. The MiaGreen Expo & Conference 7th edition took place February 10 at the Miami Airport Convention Center. It is the only event in…

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We agree: Support cultural tourism

The United Nation’s World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, connects country travel development and efforts together. At the heart of the organization’s mandate, it supports “the tourism sector to adopt sustainability principles.” Here is UNWTO’s report about their most recent February conference, held in Cambodia. Over 900 participants, including over 45 Ministers and Vice Ministers of…

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World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress (WPC) 2014 has concluded in Sydney, Australia, with the release of “The Promise of Sydney” which outlines an agenda for the protection of the Earth’s natural assets over the next decade, and positions protected areas (PAs) as effective and in-place efficient solutions to many of…

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National Heirloom Expo

There are few places where cattle ranchers, home gardeners and rare-fruit aficionados, can mingle with world-renowned scientists and environmental visionaries and last week Santa Rosa,California was just such a place.. Whether it’s heirloom seeds or heritage breeds, genetic conservation was at the core of the fourth annual National Heirloom Exposition. 20,000 gardeners, farmers, environmentalists, students,…

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Heirloom Seed Festival

There are few places where cattle ranchers, home gardeners and rare-fruit aficionados, can mingle with world-renowned scientists and environmental visionaries and last week Santa Rosa, California was just such a place.. Whether it’s  heirloom seeds or heritage breeds, genetic conservation was at the core of the fourth annual National Heirloom Exposition. 20,000 gardeners, farmers, environmentalists,…

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Croatia: International Conference on Sustainable Tourism

The 6th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism was held in Opatija, Croatia, July 8 to 10 by the Wessex Institute of Technology, in collaboration with the Complutense University of Madrid and the Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia. The conference convened 32 scientists and experts to personally present their research and was broken into:…

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Milestones and Transitions: Alaskan Ecotourism Conference

The Alaskan Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association brought together Alaskans involved with conservation through tourism from all over the state. The 22nd annual Alaskan Ecotourism Conference reinforced the paramount importance of nature in the Alaska experience and the local economy “proving undisturbed nature is a business asset shared by residents and visitors alike,” said AWRTA executive…

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Stand-out in conservation and ecotourism in Mexico

While trendy Sayulita and ever-popular Puerta Vallarta are in the limelight for tourists, there is a sleepy but hip little town in Mexico that is leading the Mexican Riviera in sustainability efforts. San Pancho (San Francisco) Nayarit Mexico is forging the way forward in ecotourism and is located just around the point from Punta Mita…

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Upswing in Sustainable Tourism Worldwide

Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland Canada Photo credit: Alex Fradkin 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, sustainable tourism, and agritourism are increasing in popularity every day. There is a convergence of ecotravel and luxe in…

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Thoughts on responsible travel, ecotourism, and agricultural tourism

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