Envision Festival 2015: Costa Rica’s Burning Man with an eco-twist

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| Green Travel News | Envision Festival returns to the breathtaking shores of Uvita, Costa Rica, February 26 through March 1, 2015. Central America Costa Rica Green Travel News The Americas Uvita Costa Rica Burning Man Envision Festival 2015 green music festival Michael Straus Steven Brooks sustainable music festival

Costa Rica: 5 great green reasons to go NOW

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| The Americas’ Greenest | Costa Rica and eco-travel have long been synonymous. Although smaller than West Virginia, this tiny Central American country is home to nearly five percent of all species on Earth, and over 25 percent of the Costa Rica has been permanently protected as national parks or nature [.] Costa Rica: 5 great green reasons to go NOW is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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United Airlines launches Eco-Skies Vacations in Costa Rica

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Initial destinations are in Costa Rica, a destination known for stunning biodiversity, beaches, rain forests and a commitment to sustainable tourism. “United […] United Airlines launches Eco-Skies Vacations in Costa Rica is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Arenal Central America Costa Rica Guanacaste Tamarindo The Americas Barcelo Langosta Beach Hotel Costa Rico green resorts Flamingo Beach Resort Tabacon Grand Spa United Eco-Skies Westin Playa Conchal

Costa Rica: 5 great green reasons to go NOW

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| The Americas’ Greenest | Costa Rica and eco-travel have long been synonymous. Although smaller than West Virginia, this tiny Central American country is home to nearly five percent of all species on Earth, and over 25 percent of the Costa Rica has been permanently protected as national parks or nature [.] Costa Rica: 5 great green reasons to go NOW is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Permaculture Design Courses in Costa Rica at Punta Mona

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Stephen Brooks is a permaculture expert and festival organizer for the wild and wonderful Envision Festival, along with upcoming permaculture design courses in Costa Rica at the lovely Punta Mona educational center. The post Permaculture Design Courses in Costa Rica at Punta Mona appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle community Costa Rica Envision Festival herbal medicine permaculture permaculture design course

A 5th Anniversary for Forever Costa Rica

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If ever there was a country that could declare conservation success, you could make a pretty strong case for Costa Rica. Through Forever Costa Rica , the centerpiece of President and Nobel Laureate Oscar Arias’ “ Peace with Nature ” initiative, they became the first developing nation to complete and fully fund their parks and protected areas system in 2010. Forever Costa Rica has inspired a number of like-minded conservation efforts around the globe.

Learning about Permaculture and Sustainable Living at Envision Festival, Costa Rica

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I’ve never studied permaculture, but I am so excited to have the opportunity to learn more about this integrative, sustainable solution at the upcoming Envision Festival in Costa Rica. The post Learning about Permaculture and Sustainable Living at Envision Festival, Costa Rica appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Ecotravel/Ecotourism Costa Rica Envision Festival events permaculture sustainable living

A Green(ish) Destination Wedding in Costa Rica

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My husband and I just returned from our destination wedding in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Luckily we narrowed down our location to Costa [.]. Tags: carbon footprint living green waste reduction Costa Rica eco travel green wedding Paperless Post reusable bottle It was incredible and a forever memorable trip. Because we wanted to keep it affordable and started planning only about 3 months ahead of time we didn’t have a ton of options.

Beachfront hotel in Costa Rica pays tribute to the land and its inhabitants

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A new hotel, Hotel Nantipa , located in the Puntarenas area of Costa Rica, has been built with several sustainable features while also paying homage to the indigenous Chorotegan people who first inhabited the area.

Costa Rica is now running on 100 percent renewable energy

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Costa Rica has been getting all of its electricity from renewable energy sources since the beginning of the year. The year 2015 has been one of electricity totally friendly to the environment for Costa Rica,” the state-owned power supplier Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) announced in a press release. We are declaring peace with nature,” Costa Rican ambassador Mario Fernández Silva said in 2010 when his country won the Future Policy award. “We

Comfy in Costa Rica in Aventura Tie-Dye: How I Wear Eco Fashion

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A couple weeks ago, I got the chance to zip down to Costa Rica—one of my favorite places on Planet Earth—to stay at The Retreat Costa Rica (don’t worry, I’ll be featuring it in an upcoming post!). I changed into my dress post-ziplining through the cloudforest in Costa Rica—it’s that kind of dress—and then headed to dinner in town! The post Comfy in Costa Rica in Aventura Tie-Dye: How I Wear Eco Fashion appeared first on Eco-Chick.

Parador Resort and Spa: Costa Rica’s Sustainable Jewel

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Nestled high above Costa Rica’s scenic Pacific coastline, on acres upon acres of teeming-with-wildlife rainforests and adjacent to stunning Manuel Antonio Park, sits Parador Resort and Spa in Punta Quepos. It was a first-time trip for me to the beautiful country; sincere thanks to Costa Rica’s tourism board. In no-time, Oscar had two girls who thought they wouldn’t be able to catch a wave in Costa Rica, riding them onto shore.

Regenerating natural capital in the rainforests of Costa Rica

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Read the rest here: Regenerating natural capital in the rainforests of Costa Rica. The land impact investing company Blacksheep Regenerative Resource Management wants to use the power of business for conservation. Business Green business-for conservation corporate-adoption esg facilities-and for-the greenbiz 350 podcast physical-risk the sustainable mba

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Spirit: On Vacation at The Retreat Costa Rica

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Case in point: The Retreat Costa Rica ‘s focus is fixed on what I identified during my time there as three key areas: Physical health, Mental health and Spiritual health. The location of The Retreat is in a part of Costa Rica, Atenas, which is supposed to have some of the best weather on the planet —it certainly felt that way during my visit. The post Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Spirit: On Vacation at The Retreat Costa Rica appeared first on Eco-Chick.

Costa Rica hopes to end selfies with wild animals

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Costa Rica, renowned for its wildlife , has recently launched a campaign to dissuade people from taking selfies with wild animals. To spotlight animal rights , promote wildlife safety and minimize animal selfies, Costa Rican authorities instead recommend taking photos with a stuffed toy. As an animal lover’s utopia, Costa Rica sees many instances of selfies being taken with animals, whether for personal memories or for social media influencing.

Breezy, prefab home stays naturally cool in tropical Costa Rica

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Developed for mass production, the first No Footprint House prototype was installed last year in Ojochal, a small village at the edge of a tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. Breezy, prefab home stays naturally cool in tropical Costa Rica.

Lindsay’s Going to Costa Rica: Advice and Recommendations Needed!

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Here’s an excerpt: Lindsay, Because of the large readership of the Brown Loves Green blog, your influence through 2Booms.com, and your involvement in other eco-friendly blogs across the web, Costa Rica’s Tourism Board would like to give you a free trip to Costa Rica. Costa Rica’s tourism board really has so graciously given me a gift of complete and utter happiness: an all-expense-paid trip for two for eight days to their beautifully green country!

Win the ‘ultimate’ Costa Rican dream green vacation

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Enter online to win a week in Costa Rica at eco-luxe lodgings, with organic meals and travel on the world''s first certified carbon-neutral airline. Win the ‘ultimate’ Costa Rican dream green vacation is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Central America Costa Rica Experiences/Events News Nosara Osa Peninsula San Jose The Americas Tours Alta Hotel Cayuga Collection Coati Green Travel News Harmony Hotel Lapa Rios Eco-Lodge Nature Air Playa Guiones Reuters

Top 10 ethical destinations in the developing world

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Argentina Bahamas Central America Chile Costa Rica Dominica Europe Latvia Mauritius News Palau Serbia South Pacific Islands Uruguay Ethical Traveler Green Travel NewsEvery year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world's developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

Go mushroom, go mushroom! Fungi catching more climate change carbon?

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To answer these questions, Treseder traveled to Alaska and Costa Rica. Experiments were set up in Alaskan Boreal forests and the cloud forests of Costa Rica. “. “We Clouds are disappearing from the mountaintops of Costa Rica.”. Gardening Nature carbon offset Costa Rica forests mushroomsWhen we think of climate change, we tend to think about greenhouse gases, fossil fuels and pollution. Most of us don’t think about fungi.

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New Year’s resolutions for green travelers

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Africa Alaska Australia Chile Costa Rica Croatia Europe Kenya Masai Mara North America Osa Peninsula Peru South America Sweden United States Croatia truffles Great Ocean Road Green Travel News Kenai Fjords Masai Kuku Group Ranch Reuters River Klaralven Tambopata Torres del Paine PatagoniaTis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year's resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler.

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 5

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Costa Rica is closing its zoos and setting the animals free. There’s news on another unexpected consequence of climate change in today’s green news. International Business Times ). Is climate change connected to a global rise in violence ? A new study in Science says yes. ( BBC News ). Moonbird has been spotted in Canada! Philly.com ). A world without lions , elephants and rhinos? We’re on the way to that reality. National Geographic ).

TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

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Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

Building the World’s Most Sustainable Festival

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I was given the opportunity to attend Envision Festival last week in Costa Rica, and what an adventure it was! Green Lifestyle Costa Rica Envision Festival festivals permaculture sustainability in actionEnvision was my first true big festival: music all day until 7am, thousands of people, and true immersion in jungle festival life. Surviving my first festival was an adventure for sure, but one of the [&hellip.

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 25

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The love affair we have with bananas has an unintended victim: Costa Rica’s crocodiles. ( Animals Biodiversity Birds Central America Climate Change Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Uncategorized 100-day climate disasters bananas bat climate disasters costa rica crocodiles deer eagle attack market watch MNN national post nbc news npr pesticides rhino poaching russion toad

Nature Photo of the Week: Just Hanging Out

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Kudos to Flickr photographer SallySuomi for capturing this colorful shot in Costa Rica and for submitting it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Animals Nature Photo of the Week Photography Costa Rica daily nature image Flickr Nature Conservancy Flickr nature image nature photography nature picture photography tree frogHappy Friday! We encourage you to take inspiration from this tree frog this weekend: head outside, hang around and just enjoy the view.

National Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Costa Rica

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Luxury prefab Costa Rican home features dramatic wing-like roof

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In a remote jungle on the hilltops of Costa Rica’s Santa Teresa province, San José-based architecture firm Studio Saxe has completed Santiago Hills Villa, a luxury home that embraces nature in more ways than one. Luxury prefab Costa Rican home features dramatic wing-like roof.

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Get away from the urban chaos in one of these 8 amazing eco-friendly treehouses

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The rest of your day can be spent exploring the deepest part of the Costa Rican rainforest or strolling along pristine coastal waters. Located in the southern region of Costa Rica, this idyllic sustainable community offers ecotourists their choice of eight amazing eco-friendly treehouse retreats. Casa de Tigre This studio-style treehouse offers a beautiful stay for anyone wanting to explore the Costa Rican jungle.

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Island Biogeography Theory Misses Mark for Tropical Forest Remnants

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Countryside surrounding La Amistad International Park in Costa Rica harbors both agriculture and forest fragments. Islands of forest in a sea of crops…that’s how people often think of tropical forest remnants (and the species that live in them) in places like Costa Rica or Indonesia. Photo credit: Rich Young via Flickr under a Creative Commons license. The study : Mendenhall, C.H., Karp, C.F.J. Meyer, E.A. Hadley, & G. Daily.

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 17

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Are Latin America’s Protected Areas Effective at Conserving Nature?

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Costa Rica was the standout with only 5 hectares (12 acres) lost to degradation on average inside each of its projected areas each year. Protected Areas Costa Rica Craig Leisher Guatemala Latin America Mexico remote sensing research Sierra del Lacandon National Park, Guatemala. Photo: © Susan G. Ellis/TNC. By Craig Leisher, Senior Social Scientist.

No Surprise: Protected Areas Work

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More strictly protected areas are not necessarily more protective: evidence from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Thailand. In Costa Rica, however, the location of the protected areas matters more than the level of protection, with protected areas located in more remote areas less likely to be deforested regardless of the protection level. Yes, protected areas do have less deforestation — usually. Photo: Mark Godfrey.

How open data can help countries address climate emergency impacts

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In Costa Rica, for example, the development of the National System of Climate Change Metrics (Spanish) strengthened relationships and institutional arrangements between various data-producing government agencies to produce an open data platform on a wide range of climate change drivers, risks and responses — something that reportedly had been lacking due to the effort required to establish processes for consistent data sharing.

Sustainable teak home blends into the Costa Rican hills

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San Jose-based Studio Saxe has completed Tres Amores, a contemporary family home that takes in spectacular ocean and mountain views in Costa Rica. Related: Luxury prefab Costa Rican home features dramatic wing-like roof Covering an area of approximately 515 square meters, Tres Amores is spread out across two staggered floors topped with extended horizontal roof planes that shield the interiors from the sun.

The key things to know about Biden’s EV infrastructure plan

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Business Eco Green a-boosted-tax america article biden california costa rica data development election featured-column investment obama pagasa presidentThe key things to know about Biden’s EV infrastructure plan Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 04/07/2021 – 01:15 Within President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan — the American Jobs Plan — unveiled last week, the White House is proposing a massive $174 billion investment “to win the EV market.”

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 7

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Now that Costa Rica has decided to close its zoos, where will the animals go? New information in todays green news shows that elephants don’t have the longest memories of the animal kingdom. So who does? NOAA’s report card on 2012′s climate is out — and it’s not pretty. ( CBS News ). It’s dolphins — not elephants — who appear to have the longest memories in the animal kingdom. ( The Register ).

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Daniel Karp

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Karp, an ecologist whose research interests center on developing innovative methods for harmonizing agricultural production with conservation, conducted his borer beetle research in Costa Rica , where the beetle had first been spotted in 2000 and had swept through the country in five short years. His inquiry was inspired by previous findings that showed patches of native forest left in Costa Rican farmland supported native bees that raised coffee yields up to 20 percent.

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These ultra-cool, vintage-style travel trailers can go off the grid for a week

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Scientists support use of reusable containers during COVID-19 pandemic

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Business Green a-long-time businesses costa rica covid environment health-expert minimal site impact natural cooling plastic plastic ban prefab santiago-hills virusSince the start of the pandemic, there have been concerns that using reusable containers and bags at grocery stores and cafes could enhance the spread of the virus. However, such claims have now been refuted by a team of 119 scientists.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

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In the mid-2000s, this struggle was expressed in terms of moving “beyond the Catskills” and “beyond Costa Rica,” then the poster-children for natural capital ideas. Could the national Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme in idyllic Costa Rica possibly work anywhere else? Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek.

7 Embracing Eco-Caribbean Summer Destinations

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Image of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica via Flickr User Arturo Sotillo. Similar to Belize, Costa Rica has the fortune of being home to a huge portion of the world’s biodiversity, so for anyone interested in exploring the flora and fauna of Central America and the Caribbean, this small country with its purple volcanoes and beaches of sea turtles is perfect for you. Escapes Belize biodiversity Bonaire caribbean costa rica eco tourism st john sustainable tourism

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Amsterdams new circular archives building sustainably generates all of its own energy

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Green architecture costa rica energy-neutral hotel nantipa passive heat prefabrication solar water heaters sustainable designThe city of Amsterdam has officially opened the Depot Amsterdam Noord, a new repository for the capital’s Stadsarchief city archives. Designed by cepezed and cepezedinterieur, the new building offers nearly double the amount of space of the existing archive facilities.

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