A Travel Blog for the Eco-Minded
The Green Gatsby is a blog for nature lovers and the environmentally-conscious traveler. The blog hosts stories across the spectrum of green travel, from amazing ecotourism destinations to green travel practices and the latest on sustainable lifestyle trends.
Meet The Green Gatsby
Hi my name is Arlo, and I'm the Green Gatsby. For the past 25 years, my work as a conservationist and science communicator has had me traveling around the world - and sometimes living abroad - on behalf of major conservation and academic organizations. During that time I've become passionate both about the rich natural history of eco-destinations and about the travel process itself, and how we can make it more sustainable for our planet. So I started this blog to begin sharing that passion with you.
With 47 countries and counting, I know the ins and outs of green business travel in cities from Amsterdam to Bangkok. But despite the professional necessity of my suit-and-tie work, what really gets me fired up is wilderness, those remote, untouched corners of the globe that still function as nature intended. I'm an avid backcountry hiker and SCUBA diver, and my favorite work experiences have included living in the Amazon with Ecuador's Waorani indigenous group, sailing across the Atlantic aboard the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, monitoring sea turtle nests in South Florida, and serving as an online correspondent on research expeditions to some of South America's most remote waterways. Over the past couple years, I've formed a personal mission to explore and share the stories of each of the world's remaining major wilderness areas, and I'll be bringing you along via travel posts here on the Green Gatsby as well as more conservation issue-oriented pieces on I am Wilderness.
Latest Travel Stories
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This Giving Tuesday you can help launch tribal-led ecotourism in the Amazon to help protect one of the world’s most vulnerable tribes as well as the rainforest they call home. The Waorani (also called Waodani, Huaorani) live on some of the most biologically rich land in the world, as well as one of the most READ MORE
Most people like the idea of giving back, but do you really want to give up your hard-earned vacation to do it? Sure, you could give up two weeks to go get your hands dirty on a bona fide research project with EarthWatch or join WWOOF to labor on an organic farm as long as READ MORE
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Palm oil is terrible for the environment. But apparently you’re not allowed to say that on British TV. A video banned by UK television featured a cartoon depiction of an orangutan searching for a new home because his had been destroyed by palm oil production in his native Borneo habitat. Clearcast, the body responsible for READ MORE
Ecuador’s Waorani people (also called Waodani or Huaorani) have broken ground this month on a new ecolodge in the Amazon. The lodge and cultural exchange center will be managed by and designed to benefit the people. The facility will be called Minkaye Lodge and is located in the Waorani Indigenous Territory in Ecuador’s Amazonian region. READ MORE