Being zero-waste and traveling may seem impossible — but there are definitely steps you can take to minimize your impact.
Bye-bye, tiny bottles!
These green hotels are also incredibly gorgeous.
An alpinist captured a photo of the melting mountain.
Absolut’s Sustainability Efforts Have Rightfully Earned Them the Title of “Planet Earth’s Favorite Vodka”
Absolut has made sure that drinking responsibly means more than just limiting consumption — it also means doing right by the planet.
Sea turtles could soon be off the endangered list!
Other than going for a swim, here are six ways to protect oceans in honor of World Oceans Day.
United Airlines Flies "Flight for the Planet," an Eco-Friendly Flight With Less Emissions and Low Waste
United flew a "Flight for the Planet" on World Environment Day.
Botswana will issue 400 elephant hunting licenses every year.
Your summer swimwear can be cute and sustainable.
This is a milestone for the aviation industry!
The right whale population is finally growing again.
The mayor officially signed the resolution this week.
Here's what to do if your state ranks high on the list.
Twitter is full of people #crying over the Netflix series.
This is an excuse to book a vacation, right?
Visiting zoos and aquariums are not the best way to show your love for animals.
The ban goes into effect immediately.
A new invention could save tens of thousands of pounds of plastic throws from sewers and landfills.
Overheating Oceans and Overfishing Has Caused Fish Populations to Significantly Decline, Study Finds
We have the power to prevent a fishless ocean.
"Nature is where I feel the most comfortable," the model said.
The festival will not sell or provide plastic drink bottles this year. Instead, attendees are encouraged to bring reusable bottles.
Microplastics have officially affected animals living on the ocean floor.
A Fernandina Giant Tortoise and a Wallace's giant bee were recently discovered, after decades of humans thinking they were extinct.
The world's biggest shipping company is switching to renewable fuel.
Traveling isn’t an excuse to abandon your plant-based lifestyle — especially when more people seem to be following a vegan diet than ever.
Experts at Joshua Tree National Park Warn Damage Caused by the Shutdown Could Take “Centuries” to Heal
Even with the government up and running again, the future at Joshua Tree National Park is bleak.
The top spot on the list of best cities for vegetarians may surprise you!
Spain is hoping to influence other businesses in their country by embracing renewable energy at their state-owned luxury hotels.
Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly says they made history when they flew the first flight without any single-use plastic.
Here are some important tips for traveling while living zero-waste!
Milan shares their ambitious plan to fight for a greener future for its citizens.
Zoos from Detroit, Dallas, Omaha, and Memphis added roughly 300 dusky gopher frogs to the wild this month, in an effort to stabilize their populations.
The Mexican getaway offers five oceanfront rooms and luxury beach huts that were built to be as eco-friendly as possible.
The Cochin International Airport has become totally self-sufficient with the help of a 12-megawatt solar plant.
Disney World is almost done with its brand new solar facility. But that's not the only update to Disney's theme parks.
For the first time ever, the airline flew on LanzaTech jet fuel derived from industrial waste on steel mills.
The ride-share company will support congestion pricing and better bike infrastructure in the U.S. cities where it operates.
The modular system features a series of "boxes" that charge electric cars in just 20 minutes.
UNESCO is launching the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable travel.
As climate change continues to have a negative impact on the world's largest living structure more people are coming to bid farewell to the ancient reef.
The Jaguar E-Type is going electric in the summer of 2020, with a new zero-emission concept that boasts a 170 mile range.
Drivers in Norway, Germany, and other European countries are buying up electric cars, particularly the Nissan Leaf.
The Ecology Center has taken its composting and planting workshops on the road with a double decker bus featuring a prep kitchen and garden.
The Dutch capital is expanding housing through a cluster of man-made islands, built with renewable energy and sustainability in mind.
Marine researchers have identified reefs off the coast of Indonesia that appear less vulnerable to climate-induced bleaching — and could be the key to combating its effects.
Not everyone is excited about these new public restrooms.
Marina One is a residential and office complex with a gorgeous "green heart" of trees and plants.
Latin American countries are ramping up electric mobility efforts, with a little help from the UN.
A holding company in the United Arab Emirates is developing Hatta into a national park and eco-tourism destination.
Bring your used plastic bottles and you can receive a steep discount on the cost of admission.
Make your gas-powered car less harsh on the environment by boosting your tire pressure and completing seven other simple tasks.
Baseball and football teams are adding solar-powered pavilions and rainwater collection to their fields, making their stadiums easier on the earth.
Disney doubles down on their sustainability efforts by becoming the latest company to ban single-use plastic straws.
Squalus clarkae is a newly identified deepwater shark named after the pioneering "Shark Lady."
These six sunscreens protect your skin without harming the ocean and vulnerable coral reefs.
Skip the single-use plastic and products that increase your carbon footprint as you travel. Pack gear you can bring on your next trip you don't have to feel guilty about using.
Traveling can be a great experience for many of us, yet we often don’t stop to consider the ecological impact of our travels. For travelers with a desire to do good, these five places around the world will speak to your eco-friendly heart.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' sustainable practices include extensive support for bees, beekeeping, and pollinator gardens.
New York architecture firm STUDIOKCA is drawing attention to our relationship to the ocean with a five-ton sculpture made of garbage.
Bonaire will officially declare its commitment to the sustainable use of ocean resources in pursuit of social and economic growth.
SeaBubbles is preparing to launch a new Uber-like taxi service in cities near rivers and lakes to provide an alternative and energy-efficient mode of transportation. Currently, they've deployed five prototypes around the world and are also working on an autonomous version.
Professional honeymooners offer advice on how to enjoy a romantic holiday while being good to the planet.
In the last 10 years, festival organizers have made great progress integrating sustainability into their plans and operations.
It was initially a "mid-life crisis," but Rich East's transformed life from working an office job to traveling around Australia has been exactly what he's needed. He explains the process in how it all happened and shares the incredible bond he has with his feline companion.
Oak Hammock Marsh is a premier North American birding hotspot that connects people with wetlands.
These gorgeous vertical gardens cover spaces in Milan and Mexico City.
Six things (of many!) to think about in support of animal welfare during a trip.
Could gene editing and "microfragmenting" help grow robust new reefs?
For Leigh Barnes, it's all about responsibility, commonsense, and taking ownership.
We can all commit to taking photos with wild animals without fueling the use of wildlife for entertainment.
Why it’s more crucial than ever for families to travel sustainably.
Margot Krasojević's latest architectural project, the Harmonic Turbine Tidal Hotel, pushes the boundaries of traditional designs. The building, poised on the coastline, will harness ocean tides and winds for natural power.
Nine quality tour operators committed to the learning opportunities of family travel and the rewards of sustainable tourism.
With an increasing number of urbanites preferring walkable cities rife with green spaces over car-friendly city sprawl, urban planners have become our first line of offense in city redesigns.
Almost all ecotourism is adventure travel, but not all adventure travel is ecotourism. Fortunately, adventure travel is slowly but surely embracing ecotourism practices.
From Fiji to Africa, hotels all over the world are turning to renewable energy sources like geothermal heating and solar panels. These ten properties offer a green destination for eco-conscious travelers looking to keep their carbon footprints light.
Eco-conscious tourism possibilities in Mexico's Riviera Maya now include immersive, sustainable food experiences.
Lacey Cunningham shares stories from her 15 years at the NPS, and gives tips on how to enjoy the parks.
Six countries notable for their beauty and the sustainable tourism efforts to preserve it for the long term.
These African safaris focus on sustainability and preservation of wildlife in ways that also benefit local communities.
Controversial development is causing conflict in the beautiful archipelago, but one hotel builder thinks they have a way to satisfy both the nation and the environment's needs.
Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), talks to Green Matters about sustainable tourism.
The Great Barrier Reef has been facing more and more danger from every side and some don't think the government is going far enough in addressing its root problem.
Sustainable travel focuses on four fundamental actions: connection, sensitivity, respect, and keeping things local.
The facility is expected to open by the end of this year and will generate enough renewable energy to power half of Disney's theme parks in Central Florida.
Based on a survey from New York City's Health Department, the city has seen drops in greenhouse gas emissions and the air quality is as clean as it's been since monitoring it back in 2008. It's all part of Mayor de Blasio's sustainable efforts from 2015.
A pavilion set up in the middle of Milan is allowing people to experience what it's like to walk around in a giant, clean cloud without breathing in a chemical atmosphere. But it's only the first step in a plan to control temperature in entire cities.
After facing backlash for some of their practices, Airbnb launches an initiative to promote a healthy relationship with the communities it is deeply embedded in.
Recognized by sustainability organizations, this restaurant hopes continue sourcing fish from the oceans responsibly.
To earn the label, at least 85 percent of the wine must come from a sustainable vineyard.
New goals include meeting all work safety conditions in the supply chain and removing harmful chemicals in their products.
Most tourists and citizens of Greece are unaware of the awful plastic waste problem that is creating devastation for marine life around their beautiful islands. New goals set by the European Union are forcing people to face the work that needs to be done.
A study by Champions 12.3 concludes that there's a 600 percent positive return on investment into food waste reduction. They observed 42 hotels in 15 different countries over a span of three years, with most of them making all the investment back within two years.
A government-supported initiative in Paris is creating jobs and spreading green spaces throughout the city.
Aqua-Aston Hospitality, who hosts over 40 different hotels in Hawaii, is promoting sunscreen without oxybenzone to help keep our coral reefs safe.
The company operates a fleet of ten boats made from recovered plastic.
Coral bleaching is occurring at a rapid pace in the Great Barrier Reef thanks to warming water temperatures. Scientists have developed a substance that creates a very thin biodegradable film that helps protects these reefs by lowering temperatures.
In an effort to protect its cultural and environmental resources, the Colombian government has been working with tourist destinations to establish rules and protocols, slowly certifying more and more locations for eco-friendly tourism.
This Portland restaurant has been struggling to find a way to make sure it has as low an impact on the environment as possible. They finally had to admit they needed to give up meat on the menu.
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is located in a sanctuary zone in Australia, which is home to thousands of species of marine life.
A new eco-friendly resort is set to open in Vietnam. The enormous property aims to be sustainable, while honoring and respecting local culture and history.
The controversial measure will stop businesses from contributing to plastic waste on Malibu's beautiful beaches.
Many bars and restaurants are starting to adopt the practice of ditching plastic straws in Portland, Oregon. They join a number of cities that are looking to put a dent into the 500 million plastic straws used in the United States daily.
Peru created a new national park to preserve over two million acres of rainforest. It's a move that saves animal and plant life that indigenous groups rely on and continues a trend of South American countries that are preventing deforestation.
Located in northern Norway, Svart will be the world’s first hotel to produce its own power and reduce its energy needs by 85 percent compared to other hotels.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Tahoe has teamed up with the electric service provider Liberty Utilities to operate on 100 percent renewable energy. They will be the first ski resort in the United States to run entirely on clean energy.
The village of Aberporth has gotten all of its local businesses to commit to ending plastic, after a local campaign merged with a larger awareness of how plastic is harming marine life.
InterContinental Hotels Group has partnered with Diamond Developers to create a fully eco-friendly hotel in The Sustainable City. The property will be powered by 100 percent solar energy and will be the first fully sustainable hotel in Dubai.
Hawaii is working hard to divorce its economy from imported fossil fuels. Local government is coming in to meet the state's needs with a commitment to renewable transportation.
Neighboring Sri Lanka's famed Yala wildlife park, the West Coast Tented Lodge is a luxurious eco-lodge built in the style of a safari camp, complete with natural architecture, solar power, graywater irrigation and wildlife sightings.
A new low carbon cruise ship called the Ecoship is bringing a new look to the travel industry. The vessel is designed to be self-sufficient while transporting 2,000 passengers and spreading awareness about environmental sustainability.
A first-of-its-kind eco-resort that promises carbon neutral luxury in coming to Belize in 2018.
Abandoned for over a decade, an old sugar refinery was repurposed into a new luxury hotel called Alila Yangshuo. Opened last summer, the complex provides a fusion of history into a modern-day resort with 117 guest rooms and a number of incredible amenities.
To protect its natural environment, Palau, a tiny country in the Pacific, has created the world’s first conservation pledge which will be stamped into every visitor's passport. The statement which promises environmental responsibility and stewardship must be signed before entry into the country is granted.
Turtles are disappearing at an astonishing rate, as their natural habitats extend beyond human borders. The Philippines has begun an initiative to protect turtles in the Coral Triangle, but they need Malaysia and Indonesia to join them.
Four more countries have joined the United Nations Environment Clean Seas initiative, which aims to engage communities in the prevention and cleanup of plastics in the ocean. Forty countries are now participating in the campaign.
Disney teamed up with the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Groups to create a destination focused on sustainability. Located right outside of France's capital, Villages Nature Paris offers three "worlds" to bring visitors closer to nature.
This is the longest Costa Rica has run the country's power sources on renewable energy in the last three years.
Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth making it a perfect source for solar power. One hotel in the area has officially ended its use of diesel generators after discovering how to tap into the area's renewable energy.
This new eco-resort will offer guest interactive experiences with nature and wildlife. The resort hopes to be the most environmentally progressive resort in Singapore.
Shipping containers have much more use than just hauling large cargo from place to place. These can be turned into beautiful living arrangements as demonstrated by a ski resort in Georgia.
Architect Vincent Callebaut has unveiled plans for a new eco-resort in the Philippines, which would be zero-emission and zero-waste. The extravagant plans aim to preserve and the protect the local ecology, as well as support local economy.
Choosing environmentally lodgings goes a long way in minimizing every travelers carbon footprint. With hundreds of newlyweds traveling the world each year during their honeymoons, these are a few eco friendly options to help them kickstart their new lifelong adventure together.
Dubai's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is going to have over a gigawatt of capacity by the end of 2020, and now it's getting an additional 700 megawatts with a new tower. The new project will give it the most concentrated solar power in the world.
This destination hotel offers a unique place to stay with eco-friendly details such as energy and water efficient structures. The hotel and restaurant offer a luxury environment blended with an Alpine experience in Valais, Switzerland.
A ban on plastic bags came into force in Kenya on Monday in an effort to curb pollution with offenders liable to jail time or major fines. It’s the harshest punishment in the world for plastic bags.
Countries around the world are taking steps to help the environment and some are truly leaders in this effort. Waste management, wildlife conservation, plastic disposal, and air pollution are some of the issues every country must work on.
Costa Rica is making a huge choice to ban single-use plastic after years of sustainability practices that have improved the country's tourism.