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Why China could become the best ecotourism destination

By Laeti, 10/07/2014 - 03:33

China is not generally associated with ecology and sustainable development. However the travel boom experienced by Chinese citizen could prove to be the greatest chance for ecotourism to grow on an unprecedented level in China. The domestic demand for short trips to rural and green areas is exploding as more and more city dwellers are showing an interest for escaping the grey and polluted towns and (re)discovering the green beauties of their country. This is an opportunity to educate the population and raise awareness for environmental issues and challenges.

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Vancouver 2010: Carbon Neutral Olympic Games

By Emily, 02/16/2010 - 22:01

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver have embraced the opportunity - and the responsibility - to take action on climate change by aspiring to be a carbon neutral Games. The Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) has assessed the unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions from all their operations leading up to, and for holding the international event.

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Opening the Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda

By Emily, 02/10/2010 - 17:31

The Akilah Institute for Women is located in the Bugesera district of Rwanda, 35 minutes from the capital of Kigali. During the 1994 genocide , this region was severely targeted by militias; more than 80 percent of the Tutsi population was killed. Today, Bugesera has the highest rate of child-headed households in the country.

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