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The Child Labor in Your Valentine's Chocolate

The Child Labor in Your Valentine's Chocolate | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
It's painful to hear, but it's better in the long run, right? Those heart-shaped boxes of chocolate come at a steep human price. We purchase chocolate for our valentines as a symbol of love and affection -- don't let your purchase harm a child.

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Why Organic Cotton is the Better Option for You and the Planet

Why Organic Cotton is the Better Option for You and the Planet | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In other words, for those of us taking steps to buy ecologically grown healthy foods, it’s a good time start branching out into more worthwhile ventures of modern life: you are what you wear.
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Organic Gardens, Bee Aviaries and Goat Grazing - The Latest In Sustainability Efforts at Airports

Organic Gardens, Bee Aviaries and Goat Grazing - The Latest In Sustainability Efforts at Airports | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Airports and airlines are coming up with increasingly diverse ways to protect the environment and offer healthy food
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Farmers Are Embracing Sustainability -- You Just Aren't Hearing About It

Farmers Are Embracing Sustainability -- You Just Aren't Hearing About It | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
“Things are changing. It’s just how do you get them to change fast enough?”

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How virtual reality can help hotels compete with Airbnb

How virtual reality can help hotels compete with Airbnb | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Hoteliers can set themselves apart from peer-to-peer businesses by offering a higher level of sophistication through virtual reality and other technologies.

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Local and Non-GMO: The Latest in Food Labeling. What’s It All Mean?

Local and Non-GMO: The Latest in Food Labeling.  What’s It All Mean? | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

  In terms of food trends and buzzwords, local and non-GMO are all the rage. Add them to the list of “all natural” and “organic.” Celebrities are doing it. It m


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Five people who helped pioneer eco tourism - The Australian Financial Review

Five people who helped pioneer eco tourism - The Australian Financial Review | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Setting up the foundations for eco luxury wasn't smooth sailing for these five individuals.

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Bury This Book In The Ground And It Will Magically Come Back As A Tree

Bury This Book In The Ground And It Will Magically Come Back As A Tree | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
This children's book not only teaches about ecology, it practices it.
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If modern farming can't sustain bees, how much longer can it sustain us?

If modern farming can't sustain bees, how much longer can it sustain us? | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Our bees and wider farmland ecosystems have been seriously harmed by neonicotinoids, writes Dave Goulson.

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My local bees are declining in number all the time.  A world without bees is unthinkable.  An important article from the Ecologist

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neonicotinoid

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When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.
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Capsula Mundi is an eco-friendly alternative to being buried in a coffin.

Capsula Mundi is an eco-friendly alternative to being buried in a coffin. | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Forget coffins, these burial pods are the future. Capsula Mundi is an eco- friendly alternative to being buried in a ...
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If California is in emergency drought conditions, why do they not shut down the water bottling plants?

If California is in emergency drought conditions, why do they not shut down the water bottling plants? | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Bottled-water drinkers, we have a problem: There's a good chance that your water comes from California, a state ...
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Some of the Most Delicious Foods in the World Are Disappearing. Here’s Why.

Some of the Most Delicious Foods in the World Are Disappearing. Here’s Why. | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, out now from HarperOne. Embedded in every conversation about feeding people, con ...
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What is Ecotourism?

What is Ecotourism? | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Enjoy our discussion about what is ecotourism, and how it can benefit your travels AND the planet. Get tips for trips and how to travel well in our world.
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Confused About Sustainable Fashion? 5 Easy Tips for Buying Ethically.

Confused About Sustainable Fashion? 5 Easy Tips for Buying Ethically. | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
After years of research, piles of books, and numerous interviews with CEO’s, farmers, professors, and the general public, I’ve begun to form my own rules around
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(Infographic) Sustainable Travel: Make Sure Your Next Trip is a Green One!

(Infographic) Sustainable Travel: Make Sure Your Next Trip is a Green One! | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Tips for making your next trip a green tourism experience

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An Eco-Tour of Guatemala’s Rio Dulce Region

An Eco-Tour of Guatemala’s Rio Dulce Region | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Conservation groups lead a trek into a rich ecosystem in Guatemala that is threatened by development.
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Why shade-grown coffee is good for birds and farmers

Why shade-grown coffee is good for birds and farmers | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
What kind of coffee you buy matters a lot to birds — key indicators of biodiversity in the tropics which likely provide many environmental and economic services.

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Forbes India Magazine - Three ways luxury fashion can be sustainable

Forbes India Magazine - Three ways luxury fashion can be sustainable | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Fashion moves fast, but sustainability is in. The luxury fashion industry is well placed to meet the trend but it must challenge its tightly-held arrangement with customers

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The Food List: Biodynamics

The Food List: Biodynamics | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
There are farmers who believe that working with nature is better than working against it. These farmers are simply unconventional.

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Popular Mountain Passes of India: Peak Adventure

Popular Mountain Passes of India: Peak Adventure | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

The high mountain passes of India are located in the Indian Himalaya. These alpine passes were once used as the sole gateways to the neighbouring countries for trade, travel, migration and even for war. Today, these mountain passes attract several adventure aficionados like trekkers and mountaineers. 

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The Next Generation Of Farmer Florists

The Next Generation Of Farmer Florists | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
From the hoop houses sheltering young plants to the dahlia field now knee-deep in mud, Erin Benzakein is showing me around. It is February in Washington’s Skagit Valley. Floret, the two-acre flower farm that Benzakein, 35, tends with her husband, Chris, and their kids, Jasper and Elora, is a world of sleepy possibility.
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Hotels' Lessons For Marketing to Multi-Generational Travelers

Hotels' Lessons For Marketing to Multi-Generational Travelers | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Multi-generational travel looks bright heading into summer 2015.

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This article discusses about lessons for hotels to market to multi-generational travelers. It is reported that multi-generational travel is set for rapid and sustained growth; therefore, this article is really good for hotel industry (Canadian Travel Press, 2015). In my opinion, hotels should renovate their hotels such as rooms, restaurants' tables in order to capture the multi-generational travelers. Take examples from this article, hotels can introduce suites and connect rooms or arrange more beds in the rooms. Moreover, well-trained staff is really necessary to take care of small children so that parents and grandparents could have time for themselves or serve old people. In short, this is a great article for hoteliers to have a better understanding about multi-generational travelers and renovation in their hotels. 

However, it is not easy to get the agreement in booking of all members in multi-generational travelers’ group. Therefore, it is a need to have a good marketing strategy. It is my recommendation that hotels and local travel agencies should work together to provide enjoyable activities and tours so that multi-generational travelers  could experience a great vacation together. 

 

Canadian Travel Press. (2015). Travel for a Multi-generation Family. Canadian Travel Press, 47(17), 5.

 

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San Francisco bans plastic bottles in public spaces . It's a start

San Francisco bans plastic bottles in public spaces . It's a start | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
San Francisco Becomes The First City to Ban Sale of Plastic Bottles In a bold move toward pollution control, San ...
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