It’s no surprise that Austin is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities and is quickly becoming a haven for sustainability-seeking travelers. Whether you’re in search of the perfect vegan breakfast taco or a solar-powered lodge, Austin’s got you covered. Here are some sustainable lodging, dining, and shopping options to help you consciously explore all that Austin has to offer.
Animal exploitation, especially for the purpose of tourism, is a very real and destructive thing. These five organizations are offering ethical, educational wildlife experiences for visitors that help spread awareness and advocacy for humane treatment and preservation of our precious wildlife.
From old shipping containers to bamboo tree houses, there are plenty of unique homes available through Airbnb. We compiled a list of some of our favorite environmentally-friendly dwellings on Airbnb for your next green getaway!
Travel can be notoriously un-friendly when it comes to our environmental impact but choosing an eco-friendly hotel is an excellent way to travel more sustainably.Check out 13 of our favorite luxury eco hotels in major US cities and abroad. Each hotel has third-party green certifications and a number of sustainability focused practices - and none of them compromise on luxury or comfort.
At The Good Trade we believe that every dollar we spend is a vote for something. That idea has driven our search for social entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses, but it has also fueled our passion for local commerce. When we walk into shops and bakeries in Echo Park we can feel that people are pushing creative boundaries and building towards some kind of unspoken vision for a community built on local identity. So for local natives or Echo Park newbies, this is our list of local businesses that are inspiring the future of our community.
These 5 LA-based food trucks are keeping things local by sourcing a portion of their ingredients from local farms and greenhouses. Not only is locally grown food better for you because it means less contamination and more seasonal, flavorful and nutrient dense food, it is also better for the local environment and economy. By purchasing locally grown foods farmlands and green spaces in LA are supported, the local farming economy is supported. These 5 trucks are not only winning in the suitability category, but taste as well.
Venice Beach is about as good as it gets for yupster shopping and good coffee. The community has also been building some serious momentum around some socially focused businesses. On recent Saturday morning we did some exploring and found three socially conscious businesses that got our attention.