Sustainable Business & Travel Spotlight!
Dear restaurants, business owners, and travel destinations who care about the environment, I love you; you are an inspiration. This is my fan letter of gratitude.
Consumers who care, here are a few favorite things:
Durham Green to Go
Hanna Lee/Lee Attracting Birds and Bees
The Durham Originals:
sustainability, conservation, placemaking, design. What’s not to love?
Chirba Chirba Dumpling Truck, sustainably certified!
Caffe Belezza Italian Coffee Truck, sustainably certified!
Lost Boys Food Truck, sustainably certified!
Fishtowne Seafood, Beaufort, NC
Luna (b/c they used to automatically stick plastic straws in your drink but quit doing that. Plus, their food is slammin’. Try their Jalapeno Lemonade.
La Perla Restaurant in Beaufort, NC (hidden gem of grand proportions)
Balenbouche Estate , southern St. Lucia
Glamping and Learning with Island Expeditions on Lighthouse Atoll , Belize
Hotel Las Caletas on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Arenal Observatory Lodge in Arenal, Costa Rica
Hacienda Baru Ecolodge, Dominical, Costa Rica
Ecotermales de Fortuna Hot Springs, Arenal/Fortuna, Costa Rica (book the last evening slot)
Hotel Isla de Flores , Flores, Guatemala
Casa Amani, historic Santa Marta, Colombia
Casa Verde, historic Santa Marta, Colombia
Eco Hotel El Hamaquero on Isla Grande off the coast of Cartegena, Colombia, South America
Eco Hotel Refugio de la Floresta, Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia, South America
Puerto Narino, Amazonas, Colombia, South America
Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize
Sirena Station at Corcovado also on Osa Peninsula.
Toucan Rescue Ranch, San Josecito, Heredia, Costa Rica
Bonehenge Whale Center, Beaufort, NC
Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue, Surf City, NC
Jennette's Pier , Nags Head, NC
Sea Green Reuse Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum , Nags Head, NC
When you’re on your coastal NC vacation, be sure to use the Plastic Ocean Project’s Ocean-Friendly Establishment Guide! Thank you Ginger Taylor, Bonnie Monteleone, Lisa Rider, and Kim Wood Beller for your fantastic work on that project and on so many others. You are forces for good.
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