Travel Impact of Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism

Transportation | Activism > Environment Summary. A topic sometimes avoided by people in the ecotourism industry is the environmental impact of the travel required to reach the environmentally friendly destination. Of course, the reason for this is that those in the tourism, vacation, and hospitality industry know that the best advice to give their environmentally conscientious customers is to not travel at all. Travel Apps. The Green Travel Choice App for Apple iPhone lets travelers make transportation choices based on computed carbon footprint of their available modes of travel to reach a destination. While such applications offer an initial novelty, and are certainly useful for occasional calculations, in the long run, travelers soon learn their best transportation modes and choose those. Of course, just as with recycling, the best thing to do is simply reduce your travel. Public Transit. The City of Iowa City makes public transportation simpler and more effective by tracking public transit buses using on-board GPS systems and then providing real-time bus route and schedule reporting to mobile devices for commuters and travelers. The system used is called Bongo. Ecotourism Conference. In the year 2012, from Monday September 17 to Wednesday September 19, hundreds of people will be traveling to Monterey, California for the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference sponsored by the International Ecotourism Society. In a bazaar twist of irony, thousands of people will be flying to the event from more than 30 countries around the world. One can’t help but wonder if having an online conference would have been a more sustainable way for these sustainability people to meet. Given the heavy attendance by those in the vacation, tourism,...

Small Car Society – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 5 June 2009 ResourcesForLife.com Launches the Small Car Society Iowa City, Iowa |12:18 PM Summary. ResourcesForLife.com announced the launch of the Small Car Society. After decades in development, the unveiling of the Small Car Society comes at a time when thse use of small cars is on the rise as people are seeking ways to save money and save the planet. “Small cars represent one of the fastest growing segments in both the U.S. and around the world.” GM President and CEO Fritz Henderson [Source|Print] The Small Car Society is best known for their Parking Ticket Relief Program. Members of the organization voluntarily pay parking meters and parking tickets for small car drivers. The program is part of an initiative lobby local city governments to allow free parking for smaller cars. For more information, visit www.SmallCarSociety.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
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