Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom famed for its beauty, culture, and a focus on the GNH (Gross National Happiness) of its citizens, knows how to do self-care well. After a very effective pandemic response, the kingdom… Read More »Bhutan is tripling its daily Sustainable Development Fee for tourists
Palau’s sustainability incentives program, called Ol’au Palau, aims to reward tourists with special experiences for how they support the island nation’s environmental and cultural health. This Guide is excited about the program because it’s about… Read More »Will more destinations copy Palau’s sustainability incentives program?
The cycad looks a bit like a bushy palm tree that’s had its head chopped off and stuck in the ground. It’s more closely related to pine trees. Cycads produce cones of seeds. The grandparents… Read More »Will humans cause this plant to go extinct?
What’s the intersection between the Sustainable Development Index and going digital nomad? Stuff and junk and more stuff. As your Guide finished getting rid of all of the stuff in his apartment (Where to donate… Read More »What is the Sustainable Development Index?
Earlier this year, as part of the excellent work they’ve done to bring their meditation community online during the pandemic, Upaya Zen Centre hosted a series of talks on social and environmental justice. The speakers… Read More »Dharma talk on climate anxiety, trauma and justice
The Duke of Sussex launched Travalyst in 2019, a collaboration with major travel platforms like Tripadvisor, Skyscanner, Visa, and Booking.com, to establish a common measure for sustainability across the travel industry. They’ve released a first… Read More »Travalyst’s Sustainable Accommodation Attributes