Global transformations are occurring at an unprecedented pace, with grassroots movements springing up as fast as you can hit “send” on your smartphone. A change in one place has the power to ripple out and impact communities thousands of miles away.
Similarly, our planet’s environment is undergoing seismic change -- increased incidences of droughts, floods and other extreme weather events, the destruction of wildlife habitat, the mass extinction of species -- and the effects of these shifts are equally momentous.
This document profiles five major tourism businesses in Latin America that are working towards sustainability. Four hotels and one tour operator that have participated in the Rainforest Alliance’s sustainable tourism program present their main challenges and achievements, including their relationships with indigenous cultures, participation in community development activities, efforts to conserve biodiversity and their inclusion of local women in tourism initiatives.
An initiative of the Rainforest Alliance's Sustainable Agriculture division, Sustainable Landscapes was designed to help farmers and producer groups adopt environmentally and socially responsible farming practices and guide them toward sustainability.
Sustainability in the Office provides readers with practical information on how and why to source Rainforest Alliance and Forest Stewardship Council certified products for their workplace. For more information and to request hard copies of the brochure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.