Responsible Travel

Go green, go caravanning

by EcoStreet March 12, 2008 Responsible Travel

Photo by PJBert_2332 The National Caravan Council have launched a green caravanning website to encourange caravanners to go green, and to encourage non-caravanners to look at caravanning as a relatively low-emissions way of enjoying a UK or European holiday. The site compares the CO2 emissions of different combinations of car type and caravan size on […]

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Tips for travelling responsibly

by EcoStreet February 14, 2008 Responsible Travel

This blog post was written by Stephen Knight, webmaster for Volunteer Latin America, an independent and ethical organisation committed to helping protect Latin America’s flora and fauna, its biodiversity, and to offering the most cost effective way to become an environmental or humanitarian volunteer in Central and South America. Whether you are planning the trip […]

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Eco-camping in style

by EcoStreet January 10, 2008 Responsible Travel

The original VW Westfalia was a hippy favourite. This remake by Canadian designer Alexandre Verdier is destined to become a favourite with a new culture who value green energy and the pleasure of being self-sufficient. This new culture embraces technology and its ability to help us to understand nature and its power. The award winning […]

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Flights cancelled due to climate change

by EcoStreet December 19, 2007 Activism

This Manchester billboard may get a few potential travellers thinking. Perhaps they’ll take the bus. Advertisement: Reduce your CO2 footprint by as much as 2 tonnes/year & save up to £150 on your energy bills.

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Going to Australia? Take the bus

by EcoStreet December 13, 2007 Responsible Travel

Are you planning to travel from the UK to Australia but feel bad about the 1.9 tonnes of CO2 that your flight is going to be spewing out? Why not take the scenic route and go by bus? From London to Sydney will take you 12 weeks and cost you £3750 with OzBus. It’s all […]

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The New Forest wins the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2007

by EcoStreet November 15, 2007 Responsible Travel

The Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards are the biggest responsible travel awards in the world, and this year attracted over 1700 nominations. So well done to the New Forest, a wonderful holiday destination in the UK, for being the overall winners of these awards. Click here to see who won the other categories including Best […]

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Keveral Farm – spending a few days in an organic farming community

by Tracy Stokes September 10, 2007 EcoKids

One of the stops on our recent family summer trip was Keveral Farm. It’s situated 5 miles east of the town of Looe in Cornwall, England, and just a 15 minute walk from the seaside village of Seaton. We stayed in one of Matt’s tipi’s, nestled in the woodland on the farm. From the tipi, […]

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