By Dian Hasan | September 8, 2009
Amid the vibrant movement to “Go Green” and create a “Green Lifestyle” it’s interesting to ponder about the future and peek into what’s in store. Especially in the world of travel, the hospitality industry is clearly at the forefront, fueled by the desire to accommodate the new “Green Lifestyle”, and Branding themselves accordingly. Knowing full well that discerning travelers are a pesky bunch. Additionally, Tourism is recognized as among the world’s biggest industry, with potentially the broadest economic multiplier effect. Here’s one look at what’s in store in eco-progressive Northern California, as reported by Tree Hugger. Transforming an old mining site into a cool eco retreat. Monterey Bay Shores Eco-Development.
Rizal Tanjung enjoying a typical session at one of the many peaks of Canggu. Photo: Surfer Mag
Canggu Beach. It’s the kind of place where there’s always an open spot for your surfboard on one of the many racks dotting the open-air, seaside warungs. Sure, the board may get crapped on by a few geckos posted in the awning of shady palms above, but it will still be there – despite the transient mass of surfers zipping in and out on their death scooters.
Dusty Payne pushes the envelope at Keramas while filming for an upcoming movie. Photo: Surfer Mag
“No surfer’s experience is complete until they’ve made the pilgrimage to Bali.” Those were among the last words spoken to me before heading to the airport on a thirty-six hour trip to Denpasar, so I had plenty of time to think it over. And after two days in Indonesian paradise, it’s become pretty obvious why.
All the talk of “staycations,” reducing one’s carbon footprint, and the wastefulness of private jet travel are enough induce a guilt attack when one thinks of jetting off to New Zealand to explore Great Mercury Island (see picture) or driving back and forth to a summer house every weekend. But our friends over at The Daily Green have a different take on the impact of travel on the earth’s resources: