Wednesday, 30 August 2006

A good eco-lodge

A genuinely environmentally friendly place to stay is a rare find. However, a small handful of eco-lodges have emerged across the UK which have proved that a green holiday is really possible. Having stayed at the eco-lodge in Lincolnshire, I was amazed at how easy it was to slip into a green routine without feeling that any modern luxuries were missing.

Two other eco-lodges are found in Shropshire and East Sussex. If anyone has stayed at any of these or has discovered any other purpose built eco-lodges in the UK, please write. And for all those who aren't sure, I have attached a very handy guide by Justin Francis of Responsible Travel which lets you decide if your eco-lodge is really eco.

Sunday, 27 August 2006 launches

It's day one of ecoescape online. I should introduce the project to the world.

ecoescape was born out of a concern for the impact of tourism and travel on the environment. And the lack of information about what we could do to change our behaviour and make a difference.

ecoescape recieved funding to address this information gap and offer tourists in the UK a valuable and free tool to help them on their way to a low impact, low carbon holiday. The guide is in development and will be ready for spring '07. is a primarily a window on this adventure and it's also a blog which stands as an invitation for all to participate. So ideas, inspiration, comments or rants are all welcome.

The project is a not-for-profit venture and any profits will go towards sustainable tourism projects in the UK. For information about advertising and sponsorship opportunities, download the media pack using the link on the left hand side.

If you have any specific questions, email me I'll be pleased to hear from you.