Ecotourism: There’s more to the hype than you think

When it comes to sustainable travel most of us have at least heard the term "ecotourism" or seen advertisements for green hotels and eco-lodges. But what do these descriptions really even mean? More importantly, how do we differentiate the real deal from businesses unjustly pulling the green card in order to capitalize on a growing green ...

Berries & Cream Popsicles

Perfect on a hot summer day these icy organic treats are the perfect alternative to store bought popsicles and are so easy to make! What You'll Need: Popsicle molds  (if you don't have this you can always be creative with reused plastic bottles cut in half & any cleaned stick-like rods you  you can find) Blender or Food ...

DIY – Whipped Body Butter (with video tutorial)

Studies show that our skin can absorb up to 60% of what it comes into contact with. Scary huh? If you're like me, chances are many of the topical potions and lotions lined up in your bathroom are latent with artificial ingredients you can hardly pronounce. Sure they're convenient and smell great, but are those reasons ...

Short Film: Tackling Elephant Tourism in Thailand

This short film gives a behind the scenes look at elephant tourism in Thailand and the work that one non-profit project is doing within this industry.   http://vimeo.com/85995862 For more information about The Surin Project's volunteer opportunities check out this recent G Life article: Once in a lifetime opportunity volunteering with elephants in Thailand