Category Archive: ETHICAL LIVING

Oct 01

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN AUSTRIA

Austrian Farmhouse

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN AUSTRIA             There is more to Austria’s ‘green-ness’ than flower-filled mountain meadows and lush Alpine valleys in which cows graze contentedly. Austria is, in fact, a world leader in sustainability, a concept which has been embraced for decades, way ahead of its time.     Austrians have been recycling for years. Hotels …

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Sep 21

SEIZURES OF TORTOISES AND FRESHWATER TURTLES IN THAILAND

X-ray of turtles in baggage. Photo: TRAFFIC

NEW REPORT: SEIZURES OF TORTOISES & FRESHWATER TURTLES IN THAILAND Tortoises and freshwater turtles may be slow movers, but they are being smuggled at lightning speed through Thailand, with close to 19,000 seized in six years. A new (Sept 2014) TRAFFIC report, Seizures of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Thailand 2008-2013, analyses 53 reported seizures …

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Sep 17

ORGANIC TALENT & HOMEGROWN SKILLS FROM THE FAROE ISLANDS

Gjaargardur, Faroe Islands

ORGANIC TALENT & HOMEGROWN SKILLS FROM THE FAROE ISLANDS          From the ‘Game of Thrones’ to puffin pie, see how the‎ Faroese environment has shaped the talent of locals   The Faroe Islands – 18 tiny windswept dots, 300km north of Scotland in the North Atlantic, with a population of just 48,000 (and 70,000 …

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