Friday, 17 June 2011

The Benefits of Sustainable Travel

Whether it's to seal a big deal, or climb a very high mountain, travel is an important part of our lives. As the number of travelers continues to increase each year, we learn more about the devastating effect travel and tourism can have on the environment and local cultures. Businesses, educators, and individuals need to be responsible travelers. Whether you are a corporation, a traveler, a professor, or a travel provider, find out how you can support sustainable tourism and responsible travel. Enables Travelers to protect the environment, social, culture and economic value of the places they visit and the planet at large.

Sustainable Tourist can reduce the impact of tourism in many ways:

  • informing themselves of the culture, politics and economy of the places they visit

  • Anticipating and respecting the cultures expectation and assumptions

  • Contibuting to interculture understanding and tolerance

  • Supporting the integrity of local cultures by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values

  • Supporting local economies by purchasing local goods and participating with small local businesses

  • Conserving resources by seeking out businesses that are environmentally conscious, and by using the least amount of possible non-renewable resources

  • Please take a moment to watch a short video about the Benefits of Sustainable Travel:

    Sunday, 17 April 2011

    ECO-CHIC- Top Ten Vintage Stores in Los Angeles

    written by Sabrina Rongstad-Bravo

    What better way to reduce your carbon footprint than to shop Vintage. Buying Vintage is the Eco Friendly Choice because buying a dress the second time around means you avoid consuming all the energy used in producing and shipping a new one and, therefore,the carbon emissions associated with it. Since the Rose Bowl is only once a month and your in need of a Vintage Fix here's a great list that will help you on your way.


    1. Decades Two -

    8214 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046-6812
    (323) 655-1960


    2. Iguana’s
    6320 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028-6303
    (323) 462-1010

    3. Way We Wore
    334 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036-3526
    (323) 937-0878

    4. Lily Et Cie
    9044 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1661
    (310) 724-5757

    5. Paperbag Princess
    8818 W Olympic Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3614
    (310) 385-9036

    6. Golyester
    136 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036-2910
    (323) 931-1339

    7. American Rag
    150 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036-2910
    (323) 935-3154

    8. Resurrection Vintage
    8006 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046-7010
    (323) 651-5516

    9. Luxe de Ville
    2157 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026-3124
    (213) 353-0135

    10. Squaresville
    800 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027-4213
    (323) 669-8464   

    More in Green Bohemian Living about Great Places to Buy Chic Vintage Clothing and Furniture.

    This has been written by Sabrina Rongstad-Bravo


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