Inspiring Ethical and Eco-Friendly Travel Around the World

Explore Responsibly



 

Defining Ecotourism

Ecotourism encompasses all forms of nature-based activities that increase visitor appreciation and understanding of natural and cultural values while traveling. They are experiences that ensure ecological, economic and social sustainability, contributing to the wellbeing of the natural areas and local communities that you travel to. Environmentally and socially responsible travel to natural areas should always promote conservation and education in some way. This is ecotourism. 

Explore the articles below from The Uprooted Rose travel blog for ideas and inspiration on responsible and sustainable travel. 

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
— Albert Einstein
What is ecotourism? Explore The Uprooted Rose travel blog to discover how you can become a responsible traveler. Machu Picchu 2018.

You Can Make A Difference

Help make travel a force of good by thinking before you act while abroad. Is that selfie with an exploited wild animal really worth it? Is the local economy benefitting from tourism? Is this activity harming the natural environment? These are all important questions to ask while visiting a new place.

Ecotourism resources for booking your next trip:

  • Find a green hotel or ecolodge using greenpearls.com

  • Rate the places you visit based on how sustainable they are using oneplanetrating.com - this awesome tool acts as a Tripadvisor for responsible travel.

  • Calculate your carbon footprint using this calculator: footprint.wwf.org.uk