If it’s a farm-to-table experience in the rainforest you’re seeking, we’re here to fill your senses. But what about filling your souls? Is there a rainforest medicine that gives you hope about the planet? We think so, and it’s called regenerative farming. We produce food in a way that mimics how rainforests create food energy – growing food that repairs and enriches our ecosystem.
We define community tourism as travel experiences owned, led, and run by local communities – non-profits, cooperatives, community orgs, and social enterprises. Community tourism embraces a more responsible way to travel by encouraging genuine encounters between local communities and travelers, while ensuring that local people are benefiting.
The hotel industry has set out ambitious goals to lower industry related impacts via the Net Positive Hospitality pathway document. It takes a “holistic approach” which can reduce costs and enhance value for companies, destinations, and guests. Hotels will measure and manage the impacts of tourism: water use, waste, emissions, and impacts on biodiversity, while delivering protection of human rights, etc.
Are you involved with your local Land Trust? If the answer is “Yes, I go hiking on the local trails,” you are not alone. There are currently more than 1,700 Land Trusts including 467 accredited Land Trusts in the U.S. When you are called on to make a donation or to join the staff or board, this will help give you some insight into the current and rapidly changing landscape of finance for community protected areas.