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Global Sustainable Tourism Leaders and Community Stakeholders to Gather in America's Pioneering Green Destination, Monterey, California

California prepares to roll out the "green carpet" to welcome over 400 international delegates who are champions of sustainable tourism, and to showcase its progressive sustainability initiatives, from alternative energy to organic wines.


Harvard University Renews Commitment to Sustainable Tourism Education

Burlington, VT, July 30, 2012 – Harvard University Extension School (HUES) has renewed its commitment to educating students worldwide in the field of sustainable tourism in 2012. Megan Epler Wood, Core Faculty Member of the Sustainability and Environmental Management program, will lead her course for a third year both on campus and as a distance digital classroom worldwide September-December 2012.


Rainforest Expeditions: Experience an Ancient Ayahuasca Ceremony in Peru

Guests at Rainforest Expeditions' Posada Amazonas Eco-Lodge can participate in an ancient Ayahuasca Ceremony, which is said to help repair the spirit. Posada Amazonas eco-lodge was the recent recipient of the coveted Rainforest Alliance 2012 Sustainable Standard-Setters Award.


TOURING RIO+20: Part 3

By Ariane Janér


The show is over. The delegates have gone home, the venues have been dismantled and now all sides are now picking over what has been achieved.


TOURING RIO+20: Part 2

By Ariane Janér


RIO+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, is underway. An estimated 50,000 delegates will be in town to discuss green economy, governance, and a myriad of other social and environmental issues, with the goal of helping the world get back on the right track for sustainable development.


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The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference will highlight global challenges and local opportunities, supporting sustainable development of tourism and promoting solutions that balance conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

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