Fiji resort named ‘Australasia’s leading green hotel’

Green Traveler Guides

W orld Travel Awards has picked Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort as “Australasia’s Leading Green Hotel” in 2011. It is also the only resort in Fiji with a full-time, on-site marine biologist—a native Fijian. “We We believe providing an unforgettable and authentic Fiji experience for guests includes supporting environmentally friendly practices and community interaction,” says General Manager Greg Taylor. | Green Travel News |.

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Fiji’s Cousteau Resort launches a new botanical program for guests


For travelers who want to learn more about the environment they are visiting, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort , a leading eco-luxe property in Fiji, is helping guests do just that with a recently expanded program for botanical education. The resort has also been collecting rare palm trees endemic to Fiji. Horticulture expert and nursery manager Jim Valentine is working with the resort to propagate these rare palms and repopulate Fiji with them.

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Fiji Water Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Greenwashing

Green (Living) Review

Fiji Water claims to be natural artesian water from the Fiji Islands distributed worldwide By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Fiji, probably the least favorite in an already disliked industry, is the target of a class action lawsuit alleging the company has profited from greenwashing. District Court on behalf of individuals seeking restitution for these false claims, which are thought to be responsible for a significant amount of Fiji's increased market share.

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Kiribati Seeks Move To Fiji If Climate Change Makes Nation Inhospitable

Eco Friendly Daily

In order to ensure the survival of the inhabitants of the nation, Kiribati President Anote Tong has presented a plan to purchase approximately 6,000 acres of land on Fiji. Fiji is located about 1,400 miles from Kiribati. Fiji is expected to comment on the situation in the weeks to come. According to the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, world sea levels will rise between 7 and 23 inches by the year 2100.

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Entire nation of Kiribati to be relocated over rising sea level threat

Green Earth Journey

In what could be the world's first climate-induced migration of modern times, Anote Tong, the Kiribati president, said he was in talks with Fiji's military government to buy up to 5,000 acres of freehold land on which his countrymen could be housed.

International Ecotourism Award Winners Revealed

Eco Friendly Daily

The sixth annual Skål International Ecotourism Award ceremony took place this week in Turkey, and eco-friendly businesses from India, Ecuador and Fiji gained the honors. Winners included Fiji’s Aqua-Trek, who gained the best tour operator award for their commitment to protecting Fiji’s reefs and marine parks; Ecuador’s Ecovita Organic Camping, who won in the cities and villages category, and the New Dehli based Uppal’s Orchid eco-hotel, which won the best urban accommodation award.

Olympian David Kiribati dances against climate disaster

Green Prophet

A wholesale transplantation of Kiribati to Fiji is a possible solution. In 2014, the Church of England s old land in Fiji to Kiribati for this purpose. A weightlifter from Kiribati is our favorite Olympian. After completing a move called the “clean and jerk lift”, he steps away from the barbell and transitions into jubilant dance. He wasn’t celebrating his sixth-place finish in the 105kg weightlifting competition; he’s not aiming for gold on social media.

Rising Sea Makes Panama Islanders Relocate to the Mainland

Eco Friendly Daily

Already signs are ominous from communities as far apart as Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji. Can weather change the demographics of an island over the course of a single lifetime? If we take Pablo Preciado’s word for it, it can. Pablo Preciado is the leader of the island of Carti Sugdub, one of the Panamanian islands. Global warming and erosion of the coral reefs are threatening to submerge a lot of Caribbean islands that make up Panama.

How to see these six fascinating animals in the wild while aiding in their conservation


Sharks on Viti Levu, Fiji There are hundreds of different species of sharks who call earth’s waters home, and a trip to Fiji will give you the chance to see at least eight of them in their natural habitat. Beqa Adventure Divers in Fiji uses the funds raised from their shark diving tours to fuel their conservation efforts, from working with the local government to create designated protected marine parks to multiple scientific research projects.

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Pure water needn't to cost the Earth

Green (Living) Review

This unnecessary extraction of water puts serious pressure on the water resources of the country, and other countries, for some of our “bottled” water tends to be imported as well, often from places far away, such as was Fiji water. It certainly needn't if you use tap By Michael Smith (Veshengro) “Pure water needn't cost the earth” is the catchphrase of “Aquapax” by Just Drinking Water Ltd., who also claim that the water is “planet conscious natural mineral water”.

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Gorgeous, Ethically Harvested Bespoke Wood Plantation Shutters to Transform Your Home

Eco Chic

We’re loving the stained range of Fiji plantation shutters which are made from Paulownia, cultivated from sustainable plantations and harvested within 7-10 years (making it one of the world’s fastest growing tree species). S:CRAFT offers a range of stylish, practical and responsibly sourced shutter solutions ideal for windows, skylights, swimming pools, kitchens, french doors and dividers. Windows are the eyes to your home’s soul.

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Live & Learn - Environmental Education and Community Development

The Green Changemakers

Governing Water - Community Water Governance Guide, Fiji 2007 Available in English (PDF 5MB) and Fijian (PDF 5MB) Governing Water - Learning Circles, Fiji 2007 Community Participatory Learning Guide Available in English (PDF 1.8MB) and Fijian (PDF 1.8MB) Governing Water - Is Your Water Safe to Drink?, Green Schools Manual , Fiji 2000 (PDF 2.1MB) Green Schools Fiji Teachers' Manual: Education for a Sustainable Environment Green Schools Guide , Fiji 2000 (PDF 160K).

Bottled Water Uses Much More Energy Than Tap

Green Earth Journey

In the article, the authors calculate the energy costs of three different scenarios for a bottle of water consumed in Southern California—a locally produced bottle and bottled water from both France and Fiji transported to the region. via March 1, 2009 New research from the Pacific Institute estimates that bottled water is up to 2000 times more energy-intensive than tap water.

Effective Communications for Conservation Action

Nature Conservancy - Science

A similar approach by the Wildlife Conservation Society has also proved effective in Fiji. A manta ray in The Philippines. Photo © Klaus Stiefel / Flickr. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. When decision makers have the right information, they’ll make the right decision. That’s the traditional assumption of science communications, but social science tells us that it doesn’t always work that way.

World Wildlife Fund Announces Earth Hour 2012

Green (Living) Review

For example, Earth Hour Kids’ ambassador Pocoyo will plant 50,000 trees if 100,000 people play his recycling game on, and the President of Fiji, 70 year old Epeli Nailatikau, will walk 30 kilometers to raise awareness of climate issues if businesses, non-government organizations and government departments in his country take clear-cut actions that will benefit our environment. Going Beyond the Hour, Daring the World to Save the Planet WASHINGTON, D.C.,

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Water and Climate Change

Cool Green Science

Fiji and the Maldives have received two of the earliest climate change adaption investments by the Green Climate Fund, in both cases to improve the security of water supply. Representatives of the more than 150 countries meeting in New York on April 22 for the symbolic signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change can justly celebrate a historic moment.

Hyperstability: The Achilles’ Heel of Data-Poor Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bumphead parrotfish are now extinct in Guam and heavily depleted in Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and others parts of the Solomon Islands. There’s a basic logic to managing fisheries: as a fish population decreases you’ll catch fewer fish. But what if that’s not always true? New research from the Solomon Islands indicates that hyperstability — when catch rates remain high even as fish are rapidly depleted — could be a major challenge for assessing data-poor coral reef fisheries.

Human waste could be fertiliser and power source

The Green Changemakers

Notable successes include coastal areas of Fiji where pig waste was causing substantial marine pollution. More investment The UNEP report says investment in better wastewater management and sewage systems such as those seen in Fiji would benefit the health of people and marine ecosystems such as fishieries, on which many people rely for their livelihoods.


Bottled Water - A Scourge to the World

Green (Living) Review

Please note, if you have not noticed already, that there is now bottled water shipped all the way from Fiji to the US and the UK. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even though people in the US and Britain, and other places in Europe, have access to clean water from their taps, they drink an average of 200 bottles of water per person each year (in the US). Over 17 million barrels of oil are needed to manufacture those water bottles, 86 percent of which will never be recycled.

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International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Members: Australia , China, Canada, Cook Islands, European Union, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Chinese Taipei, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

What big bets by Bezos Earth Fund say about climate action in 2021


The money is also supporting a big WWF program to protect and restore mangroves, small trees that grow in the brackish waters along coasts, in Colombia, Fiji, Madagascar and Mexico. What big bets by Bezos Earth Fund say about climate action in 2021 Heather Clancy Thu, 11/19/2020 – 01:00 A group of 16 nonprofits dedicated to inspiring climate action has much to give thanks for this week.

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Snap Out of Those Summer Blues with Sophia Rogge’s Sarongs (& Help Corals for Conservation)!

Eco Chic

SR: Every design in my project is inspired by corals, and then 10% of the profits then goes to Corals for Conservation which is an initiative in Fiji. She Sells Seashells from Sophia Rogge on Vimeo. I feel like it happens every summer; I have a laundry list of novels to dig in to, places to visit, & friends to see, but before I can blink we’re already in the first week of August, gearing up for what will be a very busy-busy year!

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G8 Recognizes Need to Act on Super Greenhouse Gases, Considers More Aggressive Stance on CO2

Green (Living) Review

FSM along with the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, and the Republic of the Fiji Islands, sent a letter to President Obama several weeks ago requesting U.S. Washington, D.C., July 2009 – As the Group of Eight began discussions on targets for reducing climate emissions, talk was circulating of a possible commitment to limit warming to 2?C. If the G8 comes to this conclusion, it will be a significant step forward for climate mitigation.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

St Kitts & Nevis (21.8), Nigeria (21.8), Fiji (21.8), Guinea (22.5), Mauritius (22.5), Cuba (23.3), Togo (23.3), Vanuatu (24.0), Philippines (24.0), Malawi (24.0), Mali (24.9), Chad (24.9), Sri Lanka (25.8), Uganda (26.7), Dominica (26.7), St Lucia (26.7), Egypt (27.7), Niue (27.7), Ghana (27.7), Moldova (28.8), Grenada (28.8), El Salvador (30.0), Guinea-Bissau (30.0), Tanzania (30.0), Djibouti (30.0).

World leaders commit to Earth’s recovery


Countries large and small from five continents have signed on, including Mexico, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Kenya, Fiji, the Seychelles and Mexico. World leaders are looking toward a post- COVID-19 world and planning to put the planet at the center of recovery plans. More than 60 countries, including France, Germany and the U.K., have pledged to promote sustainable economic systems and slash pollution by 2050. The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature was introduced on Monday with 64 signatories.

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).

5th World Summit on Arts and Culture

The Green Changemakers

Moderator: Elise Huffer (Culture Adviser, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Fiji). 6: Screening the landscape Vilsoni Hereniko (Director, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture, and Pacific Studies, Fiji), Steven Loft (Trudeau National Visiting Fellow, Ryerson University, Canada). [link] [link] Presentations Reports on each of the World Summit sessions are provided below by clicking on the session title below.

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30


The first lieutenant managed logistics and transportation for humanitarian missions and exercises, including typhoon relief in Fiji and Saipan. The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 GreenBiz Editors Mon, 05/17/2021 – 00:01 Their dreams are bright: Walkable, equitable cities.

Gross National Happiness

The Green Changemakers

GNH indicators are to be adopted by Fiji and the Melanesian countries. When the world leaders gathered at the last session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, they were struck by a multiplicity of crises as never before. Each of us shared our sense of deep concern and helplessness even as the devastating consequences of climate change, escalating conflicts, and deepening poverty begged our attention.

Spring of Sustainability - FREE 3 month online teleseminar events

The Green Changemakers

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