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Food Choices Are A Key Strategy for Sustainable TourismLast Updated on 2013-11-25 12:44:35Most people agree that good tasting food is part of what makes our travels more enjoyable. Unfortunately, the food served at tourism resorts is often not very sustainable.
Our food choices do impact tourism in several ways including the climate change impacts, higher energy costs, soil erosion and loss of agricultural land, and marine environment pollution from fertilizers.
It is estimated that global food production contributes between 14 and and 22% of total CO2 the world produces every year.
Food production is one of the greatest sources of greenhouse gas emissions including:
emissions from animals
transport of food
deforestation to develop cropland
The U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization reports that our diets, especially meats, may cause more CO2 than industry or transportation.
Higher energy costs can make tourism operations less profitable. As... More »
IFAW works in Liwonde National Park, MalawiLast Updated on 2013-11-24 11:37:59
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is so important to the protection of local Malawian wildlife. For more information, see his blog post here: http://g.ifaw.org/188R5Pd
Alex Steffen on Carbon-Zero CitiesLast Updated on 2013-07-16 22:52:08March 19, 2013
by Theresa Riley
In 2003, environmental journalist Alex Steffen and Jamais Cascio started a blog called Worldchanging that focused on innovative solutions to the planet’s problems. The blog attracted a global audience and became one of the most trafficked sustainability sites on the Internet. Wired columnist Bruce Sterling called it “the most important website on the planet” and it won numerous awards, including two Webbys, before shutting down in 2010 due to lack of funding. Since then, the site has merged with Architecture for Humanity and will re-launch in October of this year.
Alex Steffen recently published an ebook, Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet, that explores the technology and design innovations that could “transform our cities into low-carbon engines of prosperity.” Earth Day founder Denis Hayes... More »
Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Strategies are the Utmost Needs of the HourLast Updated on 2013-06-22 00:00:00
In India, we have just experienced how devastating the natural calamity can be. I do not need to make it explicit for any Indian citizen since all of us are shocked, scared and deeply morose because of the flash floods caused by cloud bursts occurred in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. For my friends, who are not from India, a few days back sudden flash flood washed away huge areas in these two states of India. The loss and extent of devastation is not yet known since rescue and relief operations are still on. Apparently, in Uttarakhand only about 80000 tourists were stranded. Though the official sources could find out about 600 people as dead, but the number may reach many times than this since villages and towns were simply washed off by the flood water. No one knows how many are alive and how many are not. Perhaps this is one of the worst ever natural calamities in these hill... More »
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