The Myths and Facts of Eco-Tourism

Julie Trupke Rethinking Tourism Project Ecotours, adventure tours, sustainable tours, reality tours – if you are seeking a vacation alternative to Disneyland or Club Med, there are certainly plenty of options. However, how do you decide what is right for you, and what kind of vacation matches your values? Do …

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Eco-Villages and Intentional Communities

Laurie Voeltz Intern at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage I have this dream of living some kind of “happily-ever-after.” A dream where I’m surrounded by friends, and we eat together, laugh together, create together, work together and work out our problems together outside the constraints of modern society as we know it. …

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Becoming Multi-Modal in the Twin Cities in the Last Ten Years

Dave Van Hattum Transit for Livable Communities The Twin Cities metro area has greatly expanded non-auto options over the past decade. Cities across the metro are actively seeking a new transitway for LRT, BRT or commuter rail, new bike lanes and more walkable public spaces. Since 1990, the Twin Cities: …

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Eat and Play to Support Sustainable Agriculture

Beth Munnich Renewing the Countryside As consumers, every dollar we spend is effectively a vote in favor of a company’s way of doing business. Since the beginning of the organic movement, concerned consumers have voted with their dollars for foods grown without pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics, often combining their …

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Top 10 Environmental News & Tips Sources

Do It Green! Minnesota LOCAL 1. Do It Green! Magazine, Web Database & E-Newsletter www.doitgreen.org 2. Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN) E-Newsletter www.nextstep.state.mn.us/update.cfm 3. Organic Consumers Association E-Newsletter (Organic Bytes) www.organicconsumers.org/organicbytes.htm 4. Canadian E-newsletter www.eartheasy.com 5. Local newspapers NATIONAL 6. Grist E-Magazine www.grist.org 7. E/The Environmental Magazine www.emagazine.com 8. Union …

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