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Long Run Inititive, RTD8

The Long Run Initiative Features at the 8th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD8)

The sustainable tourism community is coming together in the 8th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD8) to be held at the Manchester Metropolitan University from 3 – 5 April, during the English Tourism Week. The Zeitz Foundation’s Long Run Initiative will feature in one of the key panel discussions at the Conference.

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Bleached Coral Reef, Chumbe Island Coral Park

Combating Coral Reef Degradation through Reef Resilience Management

Coral reefs are amongst the oldest ecosystems on earth, and are not only hotspots for biodiversity, but also provide countless ecological services and economic benefits to local communities and the tourism sector. In the last few decades, global scale stress factors related to climate change, such as rising sea surface temperature, are increasingly recognised as a significant threat to coral reef ecosystems.

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Long Run Initiative, Zeitz Foundation, Steering Committee

The Process of Evolving the Long Run Initiative into a an Independent Organization has Commenced

In the September 2013 Annual Meeting of the Zeitz Foundation’s Long Run Initiative (LRI) held at Segera, it was agreed to evolve the initiative in to an independent organization with its own Board of Directors. A Steering Committee is now in place to oversee this process of change and development.

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Kenya for the Long Run

An Exciting New Kenyan Safari Itinerary for Sustainable Travel

Some leading member destinations of the global Long Run Initiative, setting a new standard in sustainable travel, proudly offer a new and exciting Kenyan travel itinerary that will see travellers appreciate a new wildlife experience at destinations that not only promote biodiversity conservation and community development, but also cultural stewardship and social entrepreneurship.

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Cooking stoves

Carbon Credit Project Provides Sustainable Energy While Combating Deforestation

Worldwide, about 2.7 billion people burn biomass to meet their most basic energy needs including cooking or boiling water. The inefficient burning of solid fuels on open fires or traditional stoves in poorly ventilated homes creates a dangerous cocktail of noxious pollutants. In order to contribute to addressing this issue, the SLOW LIFE Foundation in partnership with Orbis Development Partners and Mercy Corps and funding from Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri has developed a project with the aim to provide low-income families with access to energy-efficient and clean burning cooking stoves.

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