In addition to the many links that appear throughout this issue, we have gathered the following recommended resources on ecologically sustainable travel. They include web sites, recommended reading material, articles about ecologically sustainable travel, and general environmental news links.
The Better World Club calls itself “the nation’s only environmentally friendly auto club,” offering roadside assistance to travelers in the U.S.
Canada’s Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program delivers a comprehensive and credible means for assessing the extent of the environmental measures undertaken at participating accommodation facilities.
EcoBusinessLinks provides some helpful information about carbon offsetting services, including a comparison providers that was updated as recently as July 2007. The site includes links to carbon offsetting providers.
Environmentally Friendly Hotels: searchable database of hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, lodges, inns, etc.
Green Globe is a worldwide sustainable travel site.
Green Tourism Business Scheme champions sustainable tourism in the UK.
Green Traveler UK-based, on-line forum for green travel.
responsibletravel.com provides a list of what its founders consider to be the world’s best responsible tours companies and hotels
Alastair Sawday’s Green Places To Stay is an illustrated guide to 160 places in 50 countries. Edited by Richard Hammond, eco-travel expert and writer.
Earthscan’s Ethical Travel Guide edited by Polly Pattullo with Orely Minelli for Tourism Concern. Directory of community-based holidays in over 60 countries. Includes a well-researched 50-page intro to the issues.
Lonely Planet’s Code Green
Environmental News Links & Relevant Articles
Go Green and Stay Green , the Family Travel Forum’s roundup of some of the best eco-friendly travel destinations