Ecotravel Resources

At EcoGo, we are pleased to offer well-researched insights for eco-travelers and eco-tourism providers. As a traveler, you’ll get an “inside peek” at the best practices and sources used by operators. There’s no need to wander aimlessly online, without a friendly guide. Please reach us with any comments or suggestions here.

EcoGo Dispatches

Ecogo.org Blog — Agritourism Beat — Ecolodging and Practices Beat — Press ReleasesEcology Beat — Green Build Beat


Ecoclub, International Ecotourism Club — International Centre for Responsible Tourism — The International Ecotourism Society — IUCN Business and Biodiversity Programme Tourism Pages — Pro-Poor Tourism Initiative — Responsible Travel — Sustainable Travel International — Tourism for Tomorrow Award — Tourism Watch — UNWTO Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty — US Survey on Recreation and Environment — World Tourism Directory — World Tourism Organisation — World Travel and Tourism Council

Ecotourism and Growing Green Businesses

Benefits of Becoming a Sustainable Business — Building Biodiversity business — Climate Change and Tourism (Amazon) — ECOpreneuring (Amazon) — Ecotourism manual for conservation planners and managersIISD, Success factors for start-up environmental enterprises — IUCN Integrating Business Skills into Ecotourism Operations — Keeping Tourism in Balance with Nature —  Tourism-Led Poverty Reduction Programme — WWF, Guidelines for community ecotourism — Time for Biodiversity Business Series

Conservation and Tourism Advocates

Conservation International — Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) — Integrated Biodiversity Tool for Business (Paid)International Union for Conservation of Nature — Green Globe Certification — GreenpeaceWorldwatch Institute

Sustainable Building Styles and Materials

How to Build Green — Cob Buildings — House of Bamboo — Studio of Environmental Architecture, Hertz  — The Shelter Blog — Tiny Homes: Simple Shelters, Kahn (Amazon)  — Tiny prefab units promote eco-firendly-building — XS Land Architects

Running Sustainable Operations

Center for Biodiversity User Manual — Earthcheck — Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa — Global Reporting Initiative — Global Sustainable Tourism Council — Green Globe — IUCN Biodiversity, My Hotel in Action — Rainforest Alliance  — RA Toolkit for Tour Operators — Sustainable Tourism, Label Jungle — The Green Key — The Travel Foundation UK — TOI Marine Recreation Guide — Travelife Sustainability System — UN Global Compact

Sustainability Sources

Encyclopedia of Country Living (Amazon) — Farm Star Living — Mother Earth News — Real Goods Solar Living Source Book (Amazon) — Sustainable World Sourcebook (Amazon) — Tourism and Sustainability: Development and Tourism in the Third World (Amazon)

Energy Savings

Sustainable Agriculture

Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California (ANR Book) — American Farm Bureau — CA Agricultural Production StatsCA Dept of Food and Agriculture — Farm Star Living — NAFDMA Farmers Inspired — National Agricultural LibraryNational Center for Appropriate Technology — New Farmers’ Market: Farm-fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers, and Communities (Amazon) — Sell What You Sow (Amazon)Sustainable Agriculture News — USDA Agriculture News — USDA Resources For Small Farms


A Guide to Evaluation the Feasibility of New Farm-Based Enterprises (Book) — AK Agritourism Impact — CA Agricultural Tourism Directory — CA Hunting and Fishing  LicensesIntroduction to Agritourism — Is a Farm and Ranch Recreation Business for You — MN Farm Stay Manual — ND Farm and Ranch Recreation Resource Directory — USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service — US State Agritourism Statutes — US State Agritourism Associations

Business Management