If you like otherworldly natural scenery, exhilarating adventure and eco-friendly culture, Moab, Utah and the surrounding desert landscapes of Arches National Park & beyond might be just what you need…
About Roddy Scheer
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Since the 1950s, multi-level marketing (MLM) companies like Amway have sold billions of dollars worth of products to consumers through independent individual distributors, who take a cut on every sale they make as well as on the sales of other "downline" distributors they have recruited. These days, a new crop of green companies has adopted the MLM business model to sell various types of environmentally friendly merchandise.
Many venture capitalists seem to be banking on the so-called "clean tech" sector—start-ups committed to sustainable practices and products, embracing such industries as alternative energy generation and water purification. Today, the deals are flowing as both individual "angel" investors and well-established venture capital (VC) funds are vying for their piece of "clean tech."
With hundreds of species going extinct every day in the world’s tropical rainforests, eco-travelers need to see Peru’s cradle of the world’s biodiversity while there are still intact tracts. Posada Amazonas, an eco-lodge along the Tambopata River deep in Peru’s Amazon basin, provides the ultimate jumping-off point to learn about the region’s wildlife and ecology, while also helping the local indigenous community make a sustainable living.
Frederick Law Olmsted, the granddaddy of American landscape architecture, had little idea how prescient he was when he told the City of New York in 1872 that the midtown Manhattan park he was busy creating would serve as the "lungs of the city." Today, the urban forests found within city parks across the country serve not only as recreational and social centers, but also as organic sponges for various forms of pollution and as storehouses of carbon dioxide to help offset global warming. Indeed, recent experiences in several U.S. cities have shown Olmsted's metaphor for what is now Central Park to be far more literal than figurative. By Roddy Scheer"> <META NAME=