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.
Australia, Costa Rica Said Good Ecotourism Examples
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.
Ecotourism at Conservation International
Eco Travel: Business and Pleasure
Environmentally Friendly Hotels: searchable database of hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, lodges, inns, etc.
Global List of University Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Programs
Green Globe is a worldwide sustainable travel site.
Green Hotel Initiative web site
Green Tourism Business Scheme champions sustainable tourism in the UK.
Green Traveler UK-based, on-line forum for green travel.
International Ecotourism Society
National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations
responsibletravel.com provides a list of what its founders consider to be the world’s best responsible tours companies and hotels
Sustainable Travel International
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
Better still: reduce your carbon footprint in the first place: hot to cut your emissions and still keep on travelling
Canada: Eco-tourism Resorts Practice What They Preach
Eco-Friendly hotels, tours help travelers stay green on the go
Go Green and Stay Green , the Family Travel Forum’s roundup of some of the best eco-friendly travel destinations
Survey of Carbon Offset Services (as reported in March 2006 on treehugger.)