Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

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Barcelo Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Antigua Caribbean Certification Cozumel Dominican Republic Jamaica Mexico News North America Puerto Rico Resorts St. | Green Travel News |. T o celebrate Earth Day (April 22), cheapcaribbean.com has compiled this list of its eco-friendly luxury resorts, all recognized for green initiatives and a commitment to protecting the natural environments that surround them: Galley Bay Resort, Antigua.

The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Cool Green Science

The Caribbean Challenge Initiative is already showing results: The Dominican Republic has already exceeded its 20% goal by creating 31 new marine and terrestrial protected areas, the most since the Initiative was launched. The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have established coral nurseries to counteract the decline of coral reefs in the Caribbean.

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New Cases Show Risks of Trade Deals

Sierra Club Compass

The Dominican Republic, for example, faces two new corporate challenges to its environmental policies. Instead of supporting the Dominican Republic’s right to implement environmental safeguards, the U.S. investors are threatening to bring a case against the Dominican Republic for not allowing them to “extend” a resort—which already includes luxury homes, a restaurant with a rotating floor and tennis courts— into a neighboring national park.

Divers Rescue Sea Turtle: Watch It Swim Free!

Eco Chic

This viral video features divers Colin Sutton & Cameron Dietrich who, while diving in the brilliant waters of the Dominican Republic, noticed that a beautiful turtle was trapped in some rope. You should stop what you are doing right now, and watch this beautiful footage of two divers rescuing a sea turtle from a flipper trapped in a rope.

Obama Nominates Strong Labor Leader

Sierra Club Compass

The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Perez helped pay for college and law school by working as a garbage collector and in a warehouse. On Monday, President Obama made a bold and encouraging move by nominating Thomas E. Perez to be his next labor secretary. Perez, the former head of the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, has a strong record as a leader in the progressive world.

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Coasts at Risk Report Expands Thinking on Natural Hazards

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fishermen, at dawn after a night of fishing on Samana Bay, tend to their nets and catch at the town of Sanchez, Dominican Republic. The contrast at the border between Haiti (largely deforested, background) and neighboring Dominican Republic (with trees, foreground) has been a classic example of the role of natural capital in reducing disaster vulnerability.

Vegan Plantain Burger Recipe

Green Living Ideas

Like many Americans traveling to the Dominican Republic, I became disillusioned toward my dreams of eating only organic tropical fruit for my entire stay there. I quickly came to realize that fried meat and mystery meat were the main players in any meal. To make up for the nutrients you lack in your flour-covered and deep-fried meat, the rest of the plate is filled with white rice and beans. Then the whole thing is covered in butter.

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In Praise (and Envy) of Photographers

Cool Green Science

We were in a small town along the Samana Bay in the Dominican Republic covering stories about the Conservancy’s work with local communities. My notes from that day would go on to find their own purpose, to tell stories of the people and places of Samana Bay, to hopefully move people to care about the plants, animals and people of the Dominican Republic and support the Conservancy’s work there. This is my absolute favorite image in the Conservancy’s photo archive.

Best Buys and Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Halloween Candy

The Green Samaritan

Your purchase also supports small farm families in the Dominican Republic and Paraguay so you are giving in two ways. Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Best Buys and Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Halloween Candy October 22, 2010 One more week until Halloween! My kids can’t wait and I’m thinking about what kind of treat I will offer.

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Op Ed: Failed COP18 Climate Talks Boil Down to Money

Green Prophet

Everybody knows, but only a handful of countries, namely Lebanon, the Dominican Republic, Belarus and Ukraine are prepared to cut their own emissions. Although just about everybody at the COP18 climate talks in Doha understood the importance of arresting climate change following a slew of recent reports that show temperatures and sea levels rising faster than we imagined, the conference closes today without a commitment to cut a single pound of CO2 emissions.

The Global Inventory Project to List Some of the World’s Most Polluted Places

Eco Friendly Daily

For instance, Blacksmith recently lead a tidy up of a polluted site in Haina in the Dominican Republic, in which much of the underlying soil was 35 percent lead from batteries. The hunt is on for some of the world’s most polluted places and the findings could hopefully prove to be an eye-opener. In a first of its kind, ‘The Global Inventory Project’ initiated by the New York-based nonprofit Blacksmith Institute hopes to search out some of the world’s foulest industrial waste sites.

Antarctic Invaders, Fungal Wonders and Birds Galore

Nature Conservancy - Science

Local knowledge helps scientists track rare wildlife in the Dominican Republic. A bird that twists it’s head like a snake and hisses: the European Wryneck, aptly known as the Jynx bird. Photo credit: Arnstein Rønning , licensed through a Creative Commons 2.0 license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, and Lisa Feldkamp of the TNC Science Communications team.

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The Ocean Cleanup reveals the Interceptor to remove plastic pollution from rivers

AGreenLiving

The Dominican Republic will receive the next Interceptor in the pipeline, while other countries are on the waitlist. After recently announcing its first success at collecting plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , The Ocean Cleanup team is widening efforts by addressing the main entry point of litter — rivers. To tackle the 1,000 rivers responsible for about 80 percent of global ocean plastic pollution, the nonprofit has deployed a new invention, the Interceptor.

The US Military in Haiti.

Green (Living) Review

On one side is a basic puppet of Washington anyway – the Dominican Republic – and with Haiti too in US hands the island is just what is needed. a humanitarian aid operation or an invasion/occupation? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Think for yourselves in order to answer this question.

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For Honest-To-Goodness Slave-Free Chocolate this Easter look where can you go?

Green (Living) Review

The pioneering brand produces Easter Eggs for which they import cocoa from co-operative plantations in the Dominican Republic and Peru. million children are involved in the cocoa industry in West Africa, and some have been enslaved. GoodnessDirect deals with ethical chocolate companies and is proud to have dozens of ethical Easter Eggs available on its shelves. For dozens of ethical Easter Eggs, there's a huge range available from GoodnessDirect.

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Sainsbury’s challenges the country to go bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight

Green (Living) Review

Whether it's providing farming communities with computer equipment for schools in Apartado in Colombia or building and improving housing projects in the Dominican Republic, the premiums generated from Fairtrade banana sales contribute massively to livelihoods of those in the developing world.

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10 Best Coastal Eco-Resorts

Green Life Smart Life

Natura Cabañas, Dominican Republic – The Dominican Republic offers more than giant resorts and all-inclusive buffets. Summer is finally approaching. After what seems like an eternity, the sun is coming out to play and the warm temperatures have everyone dreaming of a summer vacation. Unfortunately traveling usually means an increased stress on the environment and more and more people are planning stay-cations for them and their families.

Gorgeous Green Girls Compete to Win the Project Green Search Model Competition

Eco Chic

Karen Pannochia teaches environmental science and for her masters “worked in the Dominican Republic for four years implementing a USAID-funded Environmental policy project. From 125+ entries into the Project Green Search Model Competition , a top 10 have been picked to go to Los Angeles for the November 6th crowning of the new Green It Girl.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I met Ethnobotanist Dr. Selena Ahmed at a tea and climate change event Eco-Chick attended in the fall of 2012. Selena eloquently spoke about her work and the book she co-authored with Michael Freeman: “ Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade with Tibet.”

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I met Ethnobotanist Dr. Selena Ahmed at a tea and climate change event Eco-Chick attended in the fall of 2012. Selena eloquently spoke about her work and the book she co-authored with Michael Freeman: “ Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade with Tibet.”

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Fighting Corruption Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

Access to Information Construction Permit Manual, Lebanon Transparency Law, Panama Office for Access to Public Information, Peru Citizens’ Legal Help Programme, Poland Campaign to Promote Access to Information, Romania and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Whistleblower Protection, South Africa 5. Corruption Fighters’ Tool Kit Special Edition 2004 Teaching Integrity to Youth: Examples from 11 countries Click on the links below to download individual chapters of the Tool Kit. CONTENTS 1.

Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I met Ethnobotanist Dr. Selena Ahmed at a tea and climate change event Eco-Chick attended in the fall of 2012. Selena eloquently spoke about her work and the book she co-authored with Michael Freeman: “ Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade with Tibet.”

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years ), Singapore (5.1), Czech Republic (5.2), Liberia (5.2), Netherlands (5.3), Russia (5.3), Nicaragua (5.4), Finland (5.5), Oman (5.6), Palau (5.6), Brazil (5.6), Uruguay (5.7), Denmark (5.8). “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

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

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

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

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).