Friday, December 21, 2012
What is ECOLODGING?
Ecolodging is a response to the growing demand for green tourism, which simply put is aimed at environmentally attuned customers who not only wish to experience nature firsthand but also leave a minimal footprint while doing so. The need for such destinations ultimately lead to the Ecolodge conservation concept. An Ecolodge as defined by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is a tourist lodging designed for the expressed purpose of ecological and cultural conservation. Key for any Ecolodge are its water, power and disposal systems being built for efficiency and waste reduction. An Ecolodge also is designed to fit in with its surroundings by being built of (where possible) local materials and in architectural styles that blend into the local culture. Local expertise and involvement is highly encouraged.