Book Review: ‘My Journey With a Remarkable Tree’ in Cambodia

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My Journey’ is both a travelogue of Ken’s movement with a mission through Cambodia and Vietnam, and a tragic, dispiriting account of the impact human greed has upon the forest and those who have depended on it for their livelihood and well-being for centuries. ” “No, nothing from Cambodia.” Ken Finn is a passionate man.

Eating Bugs in Cambodia & Other Strange Things I’ve Done While Traveling. ~ Kyra Bramble

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Painting Marathon Fundraiser

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All money raised will go to fund this service-learning project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, done in partnership with Transitions Global. [.]. Announcements Arts art intervention naropa university painting phnom penh cambodia service learning sex trafficking survivors

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability 24 February 11 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | C limate Counts , a nonprofit that scores the world’s largest companies on efforts to shrink their carbon footprint , has released its latest ranking of major hotel companies—and once again this year, Marriott heads the pack.

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Global Land Grabs: Benefits, Emerging Dangers, and Growing Anxieties

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The new scramble for land in Africa and many parts of South East Asia, such as Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is creating a wide spread geo-political phenomenon, raising new concerns about the long held debate on the benefits and risks of these acquisitions. Behind only these two countries, the United Arab Emirates has become one of the top purchasers of global farmland. The geographic scope of global land deals is also spreading.

Green Siem Reap | Where To Eat Near Angkor Wat | Eco-Friendly.

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2 July 10 · 4 comments | Greening in Cambodia | W hen I last visited Cambodia , in 1995, the country was devastated from years of unspeakably brutal civil war and armed regional conflicts. If I ever get to Cambodia, my first stop will be the Peace Cafe in Siem Reap.

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Art Therapy Marathon Paintings

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The money will support a service-learning project in Cambodia with Transitions Global to help girl victims of sex trafficking. [.]. The Painting Marathon put on by Naropa University’s Art Therapy program was a rousing success. 48 hours of nonstop work by 75 volunteer students, staff and faculty on three large paintings netted over $15,000 in donations.

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 26

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New bird species discovered in Cambodia! ( We’ve got green news on Obama’s climate speech, a massive dead zone in the Gulf and the last Exxon Valdez victim. Obama laid out his plan to combat climate change on a sweltering day in DC, no less. ( MNN ). Gasoline party? Massachusetts could be the first state to adopt a carbon tax. Grist ). BBC News ). All of the rain in the Midwest + massive amounts of fertilizer run-off = biggest dead zone ever for the Gulf. National Geographic ).

World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

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World Responsible Tourism Day , now in its 4th year, is the only global event of its kind sponsored by BBC World News and the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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401-600 sp: Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay; the Sahel countries (Africa), Namibia and Botswana; Central Asian countries and Cambodia. This portal has compared on a per unit of area basis data on the percentage of a total global number of species of birds, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, fish and vascular plants, creating a biodiversity index. 2 Panama (8.8 % of the global number – 976 species / 12 endemic species).

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Sustainable TV?

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27 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | L ook for a new global focus on the Discovery Travel Network series that highlights green. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Sustainable TV?

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Green hospitality going mainstream

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Green hospitality going mainstream 5 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | L atest evidence the global tourism and hospitality industries are surfing the Big Green Wave: Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), along with National Geographic Traveler , has created the a Leader in Sustainable Tourism Award.

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Cashews, The Shocking Facts

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Vietnam grows cashews but brings most of them in from West Africa’s Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Cambodia, and India. It’s expected that the global cashew market will reach $13.48 Tolaro Global.

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Six Senses Hua Hin: Thai us up, throw away the key

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And in our global search for the very greatest, we’ve encountered no one who understands this better than Sonu and Eva Shivdasani. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Invest in “climate nice” rice bonds

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But if you invest in climate-nice rice production, the cornerstone of global food security you will be doing a better thing for this planet. . 3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore. billion), with Asia accounting for 90% of global rice consumption.

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The Power of Rivers

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In The Power of Rivers: finding balance between energy and conservation in hydropower development , we quantify what is at stake with hydropower expansion — a global total of river kilometers at risk from fragmentation and flow alteration from planned hydropower dams — and the potential for more balanced outcomes for energy development and rivers. Given the scale of resources at risk, conservationists’ instincts are to push for Laos and Cambodia to cancel most of those Mekong basin dams.

Quick Take: Finding Balance on the Mekong River

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The Mekong fishery produces more than 2 million tons per year, nearly 20 percent of the global total for freshwater fish harvest, and provides the primary source of protein and livelihood for tens of millions of low income, rural people in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Global Solutions dam Editor's Choice Energy Fish Fresh Water freshwater conservation hydropower hydropower by design Jeff Opperman Mekong Mekong River river Water conservation

Landmine detection using lasers and engineered glow bacteria

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In Cambodia they employ an award-winning rat to sniff out landmines : . Even among his skilled cohorts working in Cambodia, Magawa is a standout sniffer: In four years he has helped to clear more than 1.5

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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Because of extraordinary Mainstream media censorship in Lobbyocracy Australia, few Australians realize that Australia has already exceeded its “fair share” of permissible global GHG pollution before science-demanded zero emissions in 2050. Of course there is no way that Australia will meet its “all men are created equal” global obligations and cease polluting after having already in July 2011 achieved its “fair share” of the terminal 600 Gt CO2 global GHG pollution “budget”.

Heroines for the Planet: Human Rights Advocate and Sexual Slavery Survivor Somaly Mam

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I talked with Somaly about her battle to eradicate human trafficking and how we can overcome this global issue that is even happening right now in America. Secondly, my team in New York and Cambodia, they work so hard to help the victims and survivors. How has the SMF been pressing governments globally to aggressively combat trafficking and corruption? Globally, governments and NGOs must allocate the resources necessary to mirror the size and scope of the problem.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

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Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In a 2008 letter to Australian PM Kevin Rudd, NASA’s Dr James Hansen provided a breakdown of global responsibility for fossil fuel-derived CO2 pollution between 1751 and 2006 that is summarized below as a percentage (%) of the Historical Climate Debt (1751-2006) of 346 Gt CO2. million out of a total global population of 6,983.2

Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

Greentumble

Agricultural expansion, industrial operations, urban sprawl due to an exploding population, global warming, and pollution – all of these factors are fragmenting or eradicating natural habitats and pushing an unprecedented number of plants, animals, insects, reptiles and microorganisms toward extinction. The Caribbean Islands have among the highest number of globally threatened species of any hotspot in the world.

Being green is not just for eco-lodges anymore

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LightStay is a proprietary system that measures energy and water use and waste and carbon output at Hilton hotels globally. To be included, a hotel must be certified as meeting Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and have an on-site audit. The criteria, which offers a comprehensive picture of what it means to be sustainable, was developed by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council , a global coalition of U.N.

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Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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The World is increasingly threatened by man-made global warming due to pollution of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases (GHGs), principally carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), with this GHG pollution deriving mostly from fossil fuel burning and from land use (agriculture and deforestation). Global avoidable mortality since 1950 ”, “ Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History ” and William Blum’s “Rogue State”).

Radisson Hotel Varanasi: 5-star good citizen

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It’s among the more than 240 hotels that have obtained some form of responsible business certification out of the company’s nearly 1,100 hotels globally. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Why Are Elephants Endangered Species?

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World Wildlife Fund has established protected zones in countries including Mozambique, trained wildlife managers in Cambodia and Lao and worked with governments to identify illegal trade routes and shut down suppliers. Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Global Initiative has pledged $80 million to improving anti-poaching efforts, creating intelligence networks and increasing awareness of the issue in order to reduce demand. There is no more iconic symbol of wildlife.

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English Cyclists Killed After Surviving Iran and Turkey

Green Prophet

Tragically, a young couple from the UK were killed last week while on their global journey. “Greetings from Cambodia,” a recent email from the couple to Crotty read. A surge of round-the-world cyclists have emerged in the last few years as touring gear has improved and borders have become more fluid (for certain passport holders.) Two South African men cycled to Mecca , and a pair of American women traveled the Silk Road to support trans-boundary conservation efforts.

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Russian Tiger Summit Predicts Tiger Extinction By 2022 If More Is Not Done

Eco Friendly Daily

World Bank President Robert Zoellick began the Global Tiger Initiative two years ago and is behind the tiger summit being held in St. The countries which still hold small tiger populations include: Russia, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam and Indonesia. The Global Tiger Recovery Program has been estimated to need at least $350 million dollars outside the money governments are already contributing.

Capacity Development Key to Stopping Illegal Trade in Hazardous and Electronic Waste

Green (Living) Review

As part of the preparatory work for the Project, 86 officials underwent capacity building on intelligence-led enforcement, waste takeback, and interagency cooperation during workshops in Cambodia and Thailand, which were jointly hosted by the Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, respectively. Washington, D.C.

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Is Marriott the least greenhouse gassy of them all?

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based hotelier to issue such a report card using the guidelines set forth by the Global Reporting Initiative. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Is Marriott the least greenhouse gassy of them all?

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Tourism website for sustainable marine management

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Banyon Tree reef regeneration in the Maldives Sustainable Tourism Online is a global research hub containing hundreds of academic papers from leading universities, case studies and a wide range of practical fact sheets. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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2011 Elephant Poaching Deadliest Since Ivory Ban

Eco Friendly Daily

In 1989, a ban on the trade of ivory came to be but despite this ban the ivory trade has continued to be a major issue globally. Elephant tusks heading to Cambodia from Kenya were seized and were found to be worth $1.3 It is unknown exactly how many elephants roamed Africa prior to European colonization bringing big game hunters. However, it is estimated that between five and ten million elephants called the continent home.

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Going green in Malta with new Crystal cruise

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This excursion, the cruise line says, highlights its efforts to bring “global awareness&# to its passengers, and is a prelude to a global “You Care, We Care&# program debuting in 2011. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity?

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Opensource tools and libraries allow knowledge sharing through global input. Although sea turtles live over large areas of the ocean, they are endangered globally due to entanglement on fishing gear, pollution, disease and poaching and illegal trade of their eggs, meat and shells. . Life has existed on our planet for over. three and a half billion years.

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Four hoteliers are world's most ethical

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability Marriott: “green&# is a competitive advantage Is Marriott the least greenhouse gassy of them all? Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

Marriott breaks new ground with green hotel prototype

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Six Senses Eco Symposium nets green gains

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Conference On Tigers Held To Save Them From Extinction

Eco Friendly Daily

The countries in which these creatures still roam wild include: Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, China, Myanmar, India and Nepal. Global and regional solidarity and corrective measures are more necessary now than ever to face these challenges.”. Tigers are one of the most majestic creatures on this planet and is also one of the best known worldwide.

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Marriott: “green” is a competitive advantage

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An example for us is with the global financial institution ING , who chose Marriott over our competitors because of our social responsibility and environmental practices.&# Four hoteliers are world’s most ethical Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability Is Marriott the least greenhouse gassy of them all?

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16 eco-friendly Taj Hotels reflag

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Taj says its Vivanta hotels are “intended to appeal to the cosmopolitan global traveler who appreciates new experiences and pleasant surprises, rather than the typical hotel stay.&# The Vivanta brand is positioned to be “stylish and sophisticated, contemporary, vivid and creative and to afford a cool avatar of luxury.

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Beijing hotel freshens the air

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Along with the rest of the Carlson Hotels in the region, the Park Plaza Beijing West recently joined the EarthCheck Program , which is managed by EC3 Global , the world’s largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operators. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Ozone On U.S. West Coast Traced To Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

Ozone is a key component in smog and is also a contributor to global warming. In terms of impact on global warming, it ranks behind carbon dioxide and methane as the third greatest contributor. The pollutants, however, come from other countries in addition to China, including India, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Areas such as California suffer from ozone pollution that causes smog, but not just their own ozone.

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sOccket, a Fun-Powered Energy Ball Kids Kick for Power

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Matthews and Jessica Lin received grants from the Clinton Global Initiative University to develop a prototype of their invention. When Nicholas Negroponte’s XO “One Laptop Per Child” laptop was taken to remote villages in Cambodia, some families were using the kid-powered laptop as their best source of indoor lighting. Turning child’s play into power. Fun seem to be the one truly unlimited source of free energy.

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