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Getting help: 'Greening' resources
 
 
 

In this resource section you will find:

  • A list of useful websites
  • A list of environmental protection resources
  • A list of helpful agencies and organisations
  • A list of magazines and publications

USEFUL WEBSITES

Sustainable travel international
"Promoting responsible tourism, supporting sustainable development, and helping travelers and travel providers protect the cultures and environments they visit."

Earth trend
Earth trend is a comprehensive online database that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape the world. The site represents world renowned data resources in multiple formats and also time-series information for over 500 variables, more than 2000 country profiles, as well as data tables, maps, and feature stories

The Global 200, Blueprint for a living planet. Ecoregions in Action: Pacific
WWF has identified the Global 200 ecoregions - large areas of outstanding biological diversity, valuable for conservation and sustainable development

Regional Ecotourism Conference for Asia and the Pacific Islands
Held on 15-17 April 2002 in Nadi, Fiji Islands. Statements and Resolutions by delegates

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESOURCES

WORLDWIDE

Bureau of Reclamation
Contracts and Repayment Division
Department of the Interior
Washington, DC 20240
Tel: (202) 208-3014
Fax: (202) 208-3484
Small Reclamation Project Loans - provides loans for water resource development projects for fish and wildlife enhancement and recreation

Committee on Renewable Energy Commerce and Trade (CORET)
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
Attn: Mr. Tom Hall, Program Specialist
Tel: (202) 586-8302
Information on federal programs providing foreign buyer assistance

Conservation and Environmental Protection Division
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 2415
Washington, DC 20013
Tel: (202) 720-9073
Water Bank Program - To conserve surface waters, preserve and improve migratory waterfowl habitat and wildlife resources and secure other environmental benefits and agricultural production limitations

Conservation International
1015 18th Street NW, #1000
Washington, DC 20036
Attn: Jill McLaughlin
Tel: (202) 429-5660
Fax: (202) 887-5188
Non-profit organization dedicated to saving threatened ecosystems; publications available

Export Council for Renewable Energy
777 North Capitol Street, NE
Suite 805
Washington, DC 20002-4226
Attn: Ms. Judy Seigel, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 408-0660
Fax: (202) 408-8536
Has a number of publications that could be useful to potential ecotourism operators about solar energy and financing for renewable energy systems

International Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
777 North Capitol Street, N.E.
Suite 805
Washington, DC 20002
Attn: Ms. Barbara Lashinger, Director of Operations
Tel: (202) 408-7916
Fax: (202) 371-5115
Helps environmentally sound energy projects in the countries of the developing world; may also help small businesses

Office of Energy and Infrastructure Research and Development
U.S. Agency for International Development
Room 508, SA-18
Washington, DC 20523-1810
Attn: Mr. Ross Pumfrey, Renewable Energy Director
Tel: (703) 875-4694
Fax: (703) 875-4053
Information on experience with renewable energy in developing country applications, and availability of U.S. foreign assistance programs and services in renewable energy

Soil Conservation Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 2890
Washington, DC 20013
Attn: Deputy Chief for Programs
Tel: (202) 205-0027
Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Technical Assistance - assistance in planning, designing and installing watershed works of improvement; in sharing costs of flood prevention, irrigation, drainage, sedimentation, control, and public water-based fish, wildlife and recreation; in extending long term credit to help local interests with their share of the costs

Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Analysis and Evaluation Division Office of Water
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20460
Water Pollution Control - provides grants to help agencies, institutions and individuals in the control of water pollution

PACIFIC REGION

Aquaculture Development Program
State of Hawaii
Department of Land & Natural Resources
335 Merchants Street, Room 359
Honolulu, HI 96813
Attn: John Corbin, Manager
Tel: (808) 587-0030
Fax: (808) 587-0033

Environmental Center
University of Hawaii
2550 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Attn: Mr. John Harrison, Coordinator
Tel: (808) 956-7361
Fax: (808) 956-3980
Will do environment impact studies

Resources Institute (Energy & Minerals)
East-West Center
1777 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848
Attn: Dr. Fereidun Fesharapi, Director
Tel: (808) 944-7560

ORGANIZATIONS THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL IF CONTACTED

SOCIETIES AND INFORMATION ORGANIZATIONS WORLDWIDE

The Adventure Travel Society
6551 S. Revere Parkway, #160
Englewood, CO 80111
Attn: Ms. Renee Karlin
Tel: (303) 649-9016
Fax: (303) 649-9017
A trade organization that promotes the integration of environmentally responsible natural resource management, economic viability, and protection of social values through tourism; publishes books, provides referrals, offers seminars, and offers consulting services

Tourism Associates
3640 SW Dosch Road
Portland, OR 97201
Attn: Sharr Prohaska, President
Tel: (503) 227-3307
Fax: (503) 274-9858
Ecotourism planning and development, works with indigenous groups, interested in rural tourism development

The Ecotourism Society
P.O. Box 755
North Bennington, VT 05257
Attn: Ms. Laurae Lyster, Membership Director
Tel: (802) 447-2121
Fax: (802) 447-2122
Operates as a membership resource center, provides referrals, publishes a quarterly newsletter and books, and offers entry in rosters that are given to the media, conference organizers, governments, and other institutions

Greenpeace International
Ecotourism Project
139 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Attn: Mr. David Rappaport [(503) 687-1043]
Tel: (415) 512-9025
Fax: (415) 512-8699
Works with Pacific Island Ecotourism projects

Travel Industry Management School
University of Hawaii
2560 Campus Road, George Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Attn: Joseph Patoski, Assistant Researcher
Tel: (808) 956-8946
Fax: (808) 956-5378
Provides ecotourism policies and environmental planning

The International Ecotourism Education Foundation
P.O. Box 676
Falls Church, VA 22040
Attn: Ms. Yvonne Rodgers, Executive Director
Tel: (703) 534-5430
Fax: (703) 534-5109
Alliance of tourism and environmental educators, tourism industry members, and travelers committed to promoting environmentally sound tourism principles through education; publishes newsletter

Travel Collaborative
14 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Attn: M.J. Kietzke
Tel: (617) 497-8151
Fax: (617) 492-3720
Organization that works to connect various consumers with environmentally responsible businesses; official travel agents for Co-op America

World Wildlife Fund
Membership Travel Program
1250 24th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Attn: Ms. Elizabeth Boo, Ecotourism Specialist
Tel: (202) 293-4800
Non-Profit Organization focused on preserving wildlife and the environment; promotes ecotourism projects in the Pacific

SOCIETIES AND INFORMATION ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PACIFIC REGION

Island safaris
P.O. Box 133
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Tel: (678) 23288
Fax: (678) 26779
Email: islands@vanuatu.com.vu

South Pacific Regional Development Programme (SPREP)
P.O. Box 240
Apia, Samoa
Tel: (685) 21 929
Fax: (61) 20 231
Email: sprep@sprep.org.ws

Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program (RMEP)
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Tel: +61 2 6125 9978
Fax: +61 2 6125 4896
Email: rmap@coombs.anu.edu.au

RMEP Working Papers: Resource Management in Asia-Pacific. Mainstreaming Resource Conservation: The Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network and its Influence on National Policy Development
The Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Working Paper series seeks to provide readers with access to current research on environmental and resource issues in the Asia-Pacific. Working Papers produced by the Program aim to facilitate discussion and debate on critical resource management issues in the area, and to link scholars working in different disciplines and regions.The experience of the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Areas (FLMMA) network provides an illustration of how to mainstream community-based resource management practices that began with local communities, and were in-turn supported by a Government which has witnessed the success of community-based intervention.

TRAVEL AND TOUR AGENCIES

Four Seasons Travel Services
P.O. Box 759
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Attn: Mr. Voit Gilmore
Tel: (910) 295-3131
Fax: (910) 295-4287
Travel agency which concentrates on leisure travel and eco-travel

Journeys International
4011 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Tel: 1-800-255-8735
Fax: (313) 655-2945
International tour organization focused on ecotourism

Tread Lightly, Ltd.
1 Titus Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Attn: Audrey Patterson
Tel: (203) 868-1714
Fax: (203) 868-1718
Tour agency that promotes ecotourism

SUSTAINABLE READINGS AND MAGAZINS

MAGAZINS

Conde'Nast Traveler
360 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
1-800-777-0700
Coverage of ecotourism destinations

E Magazine
The Earth Action Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 5098
Westport, CT 06881
Tel: (203) 854-5559
Popular magazine for environmentalists

Earthtrips: A Conservation International Book
Living Planet Press
558 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
Tel: (213) 396-0188
Consumer guide to ecotourism ventures

EcoTraveler
7730 SW Mohawk
Tualatin, OR 97062
A new magazine that promotes social responsibility and environmental sensitivity along with descriptions of ecotourism operations

Eco-Vacations: Enjoy Yourself and Save the Earth
Blue Penguin Publications
BBP Sales
147 Sylvan Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605
Guide to ecotourism ventures

In Business: A Magazine for Eco-Entrepreneurs
419 State Avenue
Emmaus, PA 18049
Tel: (215) 967-4135
Business advice and strategies for small businesses concerned with the environment; some ecotourism is included

Islands International Magazine
Islands Publishing Company
3886 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Tel: (805) 682-7177
Fax: (805) 569-0349
Magazine which covers stories relating to islands and their environments. It presents awards to places that are sensitive to environments

Greenhotelier
ITP Orders
MMC
PO Box 30
Alton GU34 4PY
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1420 525 536
Fax: +44 (0)1420 525 552
Email: iblf@mmcltd.com
"Greenhotelier is a magazine for people who care about a more environmentally and socially responsible hotel industry and its contribution to sustainable travel and tourism. From small, independent establishments to major international companies, greenhotelier aims to inspire, educate and challenge everyone connected with the hospitality industry to acheive more sustainable operation."

READINGS

Nature-Based Tourism Enterprises: Guidelines for Success.
Thomas D. Potts, Thomas A. Rourke. Strom Thurmond Institute of Government & Public Affairs. Clemson University. 2000. 19 p.
A beginner's guide to starting your own nature-based tourism business. Tips on all aspects of start-up issues included

Promoting Ecotourism on Private Lands.
Marc McDill, and others. The Pennsylvania State University. 1999. 40 p.
Covers project focused on determining existing and potential ecotourism activities, and identifying a set of key personal, environmental, economic and social factors needed for successful ecotourism operations, including barriers to their success

Sustainability, Profitability and Ecotourism Markets: What Are They and How Do They Relate?
Pamela Wight. Estonian Ecotourism Association. 1997.
Discusses tourism, as it relates to sustainable development and how sustainable tourism involves a challenge to develop quality tourism products without adversely affecting the natural and cultural environment that maintains and nurtures them

The Business of Ecotourism: The Complete Guide for Nature and Culture-Based Tourism Operations
Carol Patterson. First Edition, 1997.
Publisher: Explorer's Guide Publishing
explore@newnorth.net
http://www.desocom.com

ECOTEL: The Hallmark of Environmentally Sensitive Hotels, Resource Guide
HVS ECO SERVICES
372 Willis Avenue
Mineola, New York 11501
Tel: (516) 248-8828
Fax: (516) 742-3059
"HVS Eco Services is proud to present the premiere of the ECOTEL Resource Guide: the hotel industry's tool for environmental success. Achieving a heightened level of environmental responsibility can be very difficult wihout the necessary tools. Therefore, HVS Eco Services has compiled a database of pertinent environmental information to assist managers faced with the challenges of implementing environmental programs at their hotels. Our guide includes: Environmentally Friendly Product Vendors; ECOTEL Directory; ECOTEL Profiles; Events Calender."

Ecotourism: The Potentials and Pitfalls, Vol 1 and Vol 2
Elizabeth Boo, 1990
World Wildlife Fund
P.O. Box 4866
Hampden Post Office
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Tel: (310) 338-6951

Journey Through a Sea of Islands: A Review of Forest Tourism in Micronesia
Jerry Wylie, USDA - Forest Service, July 1994, Ogden, Utah, USA
Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry
USDA Forest Service
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 323
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA

The Ecotourism Planning Kit. A Business Planning Guide for Ecotourism Operators in the Pacific Islands
Bushnell, S.M., March 15, 1994. Prepared for The Pacific Business Center Program University of Hawaii
"This handbook is designed for people who wish to establish Ecotourism-based businesses. Prospective business owners can use this kit to learn the steps needed to establish a successful business venture. Many of the steps included in this handbook can be found in other "how-to-set-up small business" guides; however, this kit explains the unique obstacles that ecotourism businesses face."

Pacific Islands Ecotourism: a Public Policy And Planning Guide
Dr. Liu J.C, 1994, Pacific Business Center Program. College of Business Administration, Honlulu, Hawaii, USA 
"This handbook addresses the tremendous potential ecotourism holds for the Pacific Islands and make specific suggestions about what governments can do to promote ecotourism. A successful ecotourism policy can provide protection for the environment, economic sustainability, cultural integrity and enhancement, and educational value."

Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel: The Paving of Paradise and What You Can Do to Stop It.
By Deborah McLaren, Kumarian Press, 1998. (182 pages)
"Deborah Mclaren presents a comprehensive overview of the hirsoty and global development of tourism, often considered the largest industry in the world; an industry that has promised great benefits to hosts and guests alike while often resulting in some very stark and painful consequences for local host communities and environment. No study of the globalization of the world's economy and industry can afford to ignore the impact that tourism is having in an ever shrinking world where wealth is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands - - and within this important book the impact of tourism is thoroughly explored."

Making Tourism More Sustainable: A Guide for Policy Makers. 
Developed by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Tourism Organization.
"The Guide presents a comprehensive set of instruments for governments,
ranging from planning regulations to economic instruments and the
application of certification and indicators, and it sets out 12 aims for
sustainable tourism and their implications for policy, and describes the
collaborative structures and strategies that are needed at a national and
local level. It also identifies ways to influence the development and
operation of tourism enterprises and the activities of tourists."
The Guide is based on practical experience, illustrated by numerous examples
and case studies across the world, and it has been developed with the
contribution of many experts from the field.

Integrating Sustainability into Business
This manual aims at providing an overview of the many sustainable development practices adopted by members of the Tour Operators' Initiative, the international network of tour operators supported by UNEP, UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization.
"The manual consists of two volumes. The 'Implementation Guide for Responsible Tourism Coordinators'  is designed to help the individual in charge for promoting responsible tourism within a company to determine both what needs to be changed and how to facilitate those changes. The 'Management Guide for Responsible Tour Operations' is designed to provide an overview of best practices in the business areas of a tour operator, including product development and management, supply chain and internal management, customer relations, and external cooperation."

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