Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber, travel editor of Green Matters, has patrolled all corners of the travel industry as a specialist in responsible, sustainable, and family travel.

His professional accomplishments include working as the founding editorial director of the Family Travel Association, a co-founder of Outbounding, and Chief Communications Officer of the WHL Group, at the time the largest local-travel company in the world. His written work, including as a Lonely Planet writer, AFAR Ambassador, and Huffington Post blogger, has appeared in dozens of print and digital outlets.

Ethan is on the board of Travel Unity, a co-organizer of the New York Travel Festival, editor of The Travel Word, and works with the Impact Travel Alliance and Green Travel Media.

He has a BA from Yale University and MIA (Master of International Affairs) from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Ethan is based in New York City, a city he returned to in the fall of 2017, after a year of world travel with his wife and two young sons.

More From Ethan

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    This Hotel's 'Bee Sustainable' Program Supports Pollinators And Beekeeping

    Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' sustainable practices include extensive support for bees, beekeeping, and pollinator gardens.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    Bonaire Is Set To Become The First 'Blue Destination'

    Bonaire will officially declare its commitment to the sustainable use of ocean resources in pursuit of social and economic growth.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    Travel

    6 Ways To Be Good To Wildlife When You Travel

    Six things (of many!) to think about in support of animal welfare during a trip.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    For 25 Years, Oak Hammock Marsh Has Put Nature Right At Hand – And In It

    Oak Hammock Marsh is a premier North American birding hotspot that connects people with wetlands.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    World Oceans Day Helps Turn The Tide On Plastic Pollution

    Today of all days, let's recognize and celebrate the great work being done to protect our oceans.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    Travel

    How To Travel With Purpose: A Q&A With Intrepid Travel’s Chief Purpose Officer

    For Leigh Barnes, it's all about responsibility, commonsense, and taking ownership.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    The 'Wildlife Selfie Code' Helps You Take Great Pics Without Harming Animals

    We can all commit to taking photos with wild animals without fueling the use of wildlife for entertainment.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    9 Family Tour Operators Committed To Sustainable Tourism

    Nine quality tour operators committed to the learning opportunities of family travel and the rewards of sustainable tourism.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    A New Farm-to-Table Food Experience In The Riviera Maya

    Eco-conscious tourism possibilities in Mexico's Riviera Maya now include immersive, sustainable food experiences.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    Visit These 6 Countries Known For Sustainable Tourism

    Six countries notable for their beauty and the sustainable tourism efforts to preserve it for the long term.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    Travel

    Secretary-General Of UN's Top Tourism Organization Talks Sustainable Tourism

    Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), talks to Green Matters about sustainable tourism.

    By Ethan Gelber
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    Travel

    What Is Sustainable Travel: A Primer

    Sustainable travel focuses on four fundamental actions: connection, sensitivity, respect, and keeping things local.

    By Ethan Gelber
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