Ecotravel & Tourism CSR News

Chevrolet Debuts First Bolt EVs to Customers

Press Release

FREMONT, Calif., December 13, 2016 /3BLMedia/— In the San Francisco Bay area today, Chevrolet delivered the first three Bolt EVs to customers, fulfilling the brand’s promise to offer a long-range electric vehicle at an affordable price.

Be a Responsible Tourist - "Buy Informed"

By Sophia Mendelsohn

When you think of an exotic Caribbean vacation, what comes to mind? Maybe beautiful beaches, delicious cuisines, and souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Before your next Caribbean trip, JetBlue and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urge you to “Buy Informed.”

Maven City Car Sharing Expands to Serve Western Customers

Denver joins Los Angeles and San Francisco as newest markets
Press Release

DETROIT, November 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ --


Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 U.S. cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

Ecocentricity Blog: Credit Where Credit is Due


No, we don’t get the credit. The Ray does. They have done the work (amazing work), and all the Foundation does is write the check.

Last week, I attended the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting, a regional gathering of grantmakers of all types. It’s always a great event, primarily because of the network it offers, but also because of the two or three ideas I typically take away from the sessions or speakers. I heard a good one this year.

Cruising Into a Cleaner Future

The world’s first gas-fuelled cruise ships will set sail in Europe over the next few years.

Cruise operators are finding imaginative ways to attract new passengers and now they are making cruising cleaner and cooler, by powering their ships with super-chilled natural gas.

Carnival Corporation will launch the first fully LNG-fuelled cruise ships in northern Europe and the western Mediterranean in 2019.

Click here to read more about Carnival Corporation's agreement with Shell for LNG-powered ships. 

Carnival Corporation Recognised for Environmental Excellence


Three of Carnival’s brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, which regularly visit the Port of Seattle, were all praised for their environmental stewardship and programs that go above and beyond regulations and industry standards.

To read more about the awards on Ship Efficiency Review, click here. 

Green Cruise Ships Multiply, Help Save Planet


Recent news from Carnival Corporation detailed new ships coming out that will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), a first in the cruise industry. 

The Venetian and The Palazzo Exterior Horticulture Department Wins Green Star Award

The exterior horticulture department at The Venetian and The Palazzo received a Green Star Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS).

The prestigious Green Star Award recognizes outstanding landscape design and construction. The PGMS is a nationally renowned leader within the landscape and grounds industry. The organization has been around since 1911 and is recognized as the leader in grounds management by publishing and promoting best practices guidelines for grounds managers.

8 EnviroThings You Don’t Have to Worry About in Vegas

At least if you’re staying at the swanky Las Vegas Sands properties

I recently got a “back of house” tour of the huge Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) property on the Strip, thanks to Jenny Yu-Mattson, Executive Director of Global Sustainability. LVS hosts some 50,000 visitors per day (18 million per year!) in more than 15 million square feet of space at The Venetian, The Palazzo and meeting and convention space. According to Trade Show Executive, Sands Expo and The Venetian Congress Center comprise the fifth largest meeting venue in the country.

Carnival Corporation Sets a New Sustainability Standard in the Cruise Industry

Though the cruise industry at large has been criticised for its environmental impact, Carnival Corporation is at the forefront of a range of sustainability initiatives

In the recent past, the cruise industry has received criticism regarding its environmental impact. Criticisms range from how it manages passenger waste to the amount of fumes produced by the massive engines needed to drive ships. However, though it does have its shortcomings, the industry has made tremendous strides in improving both its environmental and social sustainability impacts in recent years.


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