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Generations of “lobsta” families form the backbone of villages dotting Maine’s rugged coast, where they haul traps in the cold Atlantic waters. The good news? The Marine Stewardship Council has certified Maine lobster as among only 10 percent of fisheries worldwide that are sustainable.

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In my last post (Read: Slow Life in the Maldives), I talked about Six Senses Resorts, where “Intelligent Luxury” is a core mission and sustainable tourism best practices are put into action. Six Senses is hosting the three-day SLOWLIFE Symposium– a small gathering of sustainability leaders and visionaries on the tiny island of Soneva Fushi in the Maldives…

At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia, visitors can get up close and personal with 130 protected koala bears. Under the supervision of a handler, visitors can hold one of the cute and cuddly bears in their arms and even snap a photo together. After your koala hug, try another wildlife encounter offered…

Travelocity Goes Green

The LEED-certified Terra Hotel in Jackson Hole is one of the featured properties on Travelocity’s “Travel Green” site. We were psyched to hear the news last week that Travelocity is now offering its users a search engine that will help steer them into greener pastures – literally. Their new “Travel Green” site has a selection…

It’s Wheels Up for Algae Fuel

You may want to bring your gas can to the lake from here on in, thanks to some promising news about the future of algae as fuel. Arizona State University recently announced that it has received a $3 million grant to help develop a kerosene aviation fuel derived from algae. Why algae? It’s plentiful, grows…

Travel Responsibly

If you’re working toward being eco-conscious but aren’t ready to ditch the training wheels, U.K.-based responsibletravel.com has all the tools you need for vacationing carbon-free. We especially like their mission statement: "A responsible holiday gets you closer to the real country & supports local people & the environment." Sound familiar? As on most travel booking…