Featured in the March/April 2016 issue, Hawaii Magazine tallied thousands of reader’s votes in 98 categories for Hawaii’s “Best of the Best” in hotels and resorts, places to eat and shop, activities, attractions, and more.
Skyline Eco-Adventures earned three No. 1 rankings for 2016:
Skyline’s Award Winning Big Island Akaka Falls zipline tour features 7 amazing ziplines with a line that soars over a 250’ waterfall, Kolekole Falls.
Last summer and fall, the magazine polled thousands of its mainland U.S., Hawaii and international readers, asking them to share their selections. More than 100,000 picks were tallied and compiled into the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards lists, covering more than 98 categories – from best Hawaii hotels and resorts, beaches, indoor and outdoor activities, to scenic road trips, fashion designers, and coastlines. Hawaii Magazine is published bi-monthly, reaching subscribers around the globe with stories that explore the best of Hawaii.
Skyline Eco-Adventures is a leading commercial zipline company that thrills more than 90,000 guests annually with “knock-your-socks-off” experiences. As the first commercial zipline operator in the United States, Skyline operates three Maui zipline tours at Ka‘anapali and Haleakala, in addition to the Akaka Falls Skyline Adventure on Hawaii Island, and the Poipu Skyline Adventure on Kauai. Call (888) TO-GO-ZIP or visit http://www.zipline.com.]]>
Skyline Haleakala, opened in 2002 and is a multi-award-winning tour where guests experience 5 amazing ziplines plus an Indiana Jones style swinging bridge that thrills and amazes guests while zipping through a Haleakala forest. Guests soar over canyons, 90 foot drops, and through fragrant eucalyptus trees on the slopes of Mount Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano rising 10,023 feet above sea level and offering some of the best and most memorable views in all of Hawaii.
“We are honored to have Skyline Haleakala named as a “World’s Most Amazing Zipline” for 2016 by Fodor’s Travel, said Danny Boren, Skyline Eco-Adventures President and Founder.
Skyline Eco-Adventures thrills guests across 32 amazing ziplines in Hawaii with 10 tour options including two specialty tour options on Maui, a Haleakala National Park Sunrise Bike n’ Zip tour on the slopes of Haleakala and a Ka’anapali Zip n’ Dip tour that allows guests to splash into a fresh mountain pool. On the Big Island, Skyline offers a Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Lava n’ Zip tour and a seasonal Zip n’ Dip tour where guests spend time at a private waterfall location.
Skyline Eco-Adventures was voted the #1 Land Activity/Adventure Tour Company and #1 Zipline Company for 2016 by Hawaii Magazines Readers’ Choice Awards and Skyline Akaka Falls was voted the #1 Zipline tour in the Hawaiian Islands for 2016.
Skyline Eco-Adventures is a leading commercial zipline company that thrills more than 90,000 guests annually with “knock-your-socks-off” experiences. Skyline operates two Maui zipline tours at Ka‘anapali and Haleakala, in addition to the Akaka Falls Skyline Adventure on Hawaii Island, and the Poipu Skyline Adventure on Kauai. Call (808) 878-8400 or visit http://www.zipline.com.]]>
At ELSK, we believe we have a duty to leave our footprint as small as possible and we try to do this by making garments that are manufactured responsible in high qualities, using sustainable fabrics. But making clothes, will always take something away from the planet. By joining 1% for the planet, we get the opportunity to give something back. It is a natural next step for us, and we hope we can inspire more companies in Europe to join the organization and more clothing brands to focus on the environment. Our customers understand our values and appreciate that we offer them the opportunity to buy a brand, that actively try to minimize the environmental footprint and to make a different.
We have been positively surprised about how smooth the whole process with 1% for the planet has been. Communication is fast, efficient and transparent.
The Antillean manatee, listed as endangered on the IUCN’s Red List of Endangered Species, is an important part of Belize’s heritage but is under threat from poaching, habitat loss and boat traffic. Protecting this precious species has always been at the heart of TIDE’s mission (as expressed in our logo) and in 2014 a manatee baseline population study was conducted in collaboration with ECOSUR Master’s student Tránsito González Medina, supervised by TIDE science director James Foley. The Discover Corps volunteer groups will be continuing this study, establishing an ongoing monitoring program for southern Belize’s manatee population that will allow us to better understand the population so that we can work with local communities and fishers to protect it and its habitat.
When Discover Corps volunteers visit TIDE they are providing invaluable support to our Research and Monitoring program through direct participation in our field work. Volunteers will conduct manatee surveys by boat, learning how to measure environmental conditions that affect the manatees’ habitat and record behavioral data. In addition, they will also become intimately acquainted with Belize’s unique natural world and diverse cultures through nature hikes in Belize’s pristine tropical forests, up-close encounters with monkeys and yellow-headed parrots, river tubing, cave exploring and cooking lessons from the locals. The unique two-way sharing of knowledge provided by this program is a wonderful opportunity that is greatly beneficial to all involved and TIDE is thrilled to continue this partnership with Discover Corps!
Springwise is a global innovation discovery engine and daily publisher (springwise.com) of the top innovation ideas we see via our network of 19000+ grass roots Springspotters from all over the globe. We help businesses, organisations, educators and individuals stay ahead in our fast moving world as well as help promote the most creative entrepreneurs and innovators and their ideas to our global and influential audience. I took over at Springwise 15 months ago and at the heart of our DNA is the wish to harness Springwise innovation, insights and thought leadership to promote positive change. As such we make sure that at least 15% of the articles we publish relate to social, non profit and environmental innovations. As a huge advocate for the protection of our planet and also a lifelong Patagonia customer and admirer of Yvon Chouinard, I was delighted to meet Kate Williams early last year and to sign up as a member of 1% for the Planet whose vision and commitment is second to none.
Thinking about the kind of conservation organisation we wanted to partner with, the Springwise team quickly alighted on the protection of our rivers as an important and engaging issue. Since we also want to contribute practically and to learn from our experience the WTT is a great choice of partner. The symbol of the wild trout as a species which thrives in the gin clear, unpolluted chalk streams of England, but whose habitat is constantly threatened by various toxic pollutants and other manmade interventions, inspired us all at Springwise.
Before we knew it we found ourselves on the banks of the meandering river Rother in Hampshire early one crisp April morning, dressed in waders, brandishing various tools for our river work, and under the capable direction of WTT conservationist Andy Thomas. Our task for the day was to create a sheltered area for the trout in the river to help them continue to thrive and breed freely in the wild. This involved creating a natural barrier on one side of the river out of a fallen tree trunk which would influence the flow of the river to establish a protected place for the trout to lie under the opposite river bank. As we worked on hauling the massive, and very heavy, tree trunk down the river, fixing it in place and creating the new habitat we not only found ourselves in a place of great natural beauty and tranquillity but also learning from Andy. Andy has been a river conservationist for decades and as such his enthusiasm and wisdom is second to none. As a predominantly millennial group (not me!) our Springwise team are also primarily based in London so there was great benefit for all of us to learn, empathise and enthuse – and for Andy to pass on his knowledge to a new and vital generation as we worked.
My impression is that we all learned from our experience with that day, that we bonded further as a team, supported an amazing cause and in particular appreciated the uniqueness of the 1% model which brought us together. It was also great fun. I am sure it is the first of many days we will spend on the rivers with the WTT who we also intend to support in other ways, and as Kate said when I updated her recently “This is exactly what 1% is all about”]]>
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As many of you know, May 14 was World Fair Trade Day, a day of awareness and action around the role business can play to drive positive social and environmental change. 1% for the Planet member Oliberté is a leader in the Fair Trade space. Meet Oliberté founder, Tal Dehtiar, and learn what he has to say about business and making the world a better place.
Tell us a little about you and about Oliberté.
I want us to be a leader in doing good while doing well. We don’t want to be the biggest brand out there (if it happens, great), but we want to be a leader in change – something that others can replicate or be inspired by. I truly believe that the real way to change a community is through commerce versus aid, and at Oliberté we deliver hand-crafted footwear and accessories, through responsible business practices and fair labor.
What environmental issues are you most concerned about?
1% for the Planet brings awareness to bettering our world. We believe that being socially responsible should be built into the overall vision because there is real financial gain to be had out of it. If you are more energy efficient, you actually save money. If you take care of your workers and your workers are happy, you have less turnover. If you make long-lasting and thoughtful products, you have customers for life.
Je ne sais pas si « hiver » est un terme adapté cette année ! Il n’a pas fait froid et il n’y a eu que très peu de neige. Du coup, les longues séances de pistage n’ont pas été facilitées. Cependant, les indices de présence sont bien présents et les 3 derniers mois m’ont permis de valider quelques hypothèses et itinéraires importants.
Ces derniers mois sont les premiers où je ressens une progression notable dans la compréhension du territoire et même si cela n’est pas refleté par l’activité sur ce site, le projet avance plutôt bien.
Comme je vous l’avais un peu annoncé lors du dernier article, nous avons décidé de renouveler le matériel photo. Plusieurs dons de particuliers ainsi que les soutiens de l’association du Parc de Sainte Croix et de TurnKey nous ont permis d’investir dans le bridge Panasonic Lumix Fz300. Polyvalent, il convient aux différents aspects du projet : du paysage, de la faune et de la flore. Certes, ce n’est pas un reflex mais la photo est un compromis et ce choix me satisfait pleinement pour l’instant !
Ce début d’année 2016 a été l’occasion d’échanger avec quelques artistes, touchés par le loup et ce qu’il peut représenter. Au travers du dessin, ou de l’art en général, le loup se fait moins timide que dans les pentes des alpes
Nous avons été contacté par Fanny Gautron, qui nous a présenté son projet de bande dessinée. Sa démarche est belle et son talent est grand. Nous suivrons l’avancée de cette BD avec attention car cette aventure est maintenant sur KissKissBankBank !
C’est l’Histoire d’un Loup gris, (espèce en voie d’extinction) qui part en quête des espèces animales de ce Monde, afin de recueillir leur parole, et leurs témoignages… Son aventure, guidée par le Grand esprit, le mène vers des contrées éloignées de sa tanière, ou il considère peu à peu l’ampleur des actes humains sur la vie sauvage.Les enseignements partagés à travers ce récit unique et essentiel doivent être mieux connus, ils sont à eux seuls une véritable part des enseignements sacrés amérindiens.
Une idée a été lancée en début d’année par Evelyne : Et si on lançait un défi de galerie-dessins pour mettre sur le site de l’association et aussi sur celui destiné au jeune public Ptit loup ?
Sur la lancée, un artiste anonyme a laissé son œuvre sur les murs du refuge de Tubanet cet hiver !
Et vous ? Vous avez des talents en dessin ou en peinture ? Dessinez nous un loup !
Clara CAMAIONI, Créatrice d’AMOON, nous a également contacté pour nous proposer une esquisse tirée d’une de nos photos. Le louveteau qui avait été très conciliant en 2009 méritait bien cet honneur :
When we were discussing our Corporate Culture in the very early days of Intraline, it was important to us to be the kind of company that we were proud to work for. We agreed that a big part of that was being a responsible company – not just to our team and our customers, but in the bigger picture, socially and environmentally. We truly believe an organization can be both financially successful as well as socially responsible. For us, that means we must give back in a significant and meaningful way, which is why we are a proud member of 1% For The Planet. 1% is a collection of international businesses who have committed 1% of their company’s earnings to environmental charities. To date, they have raised over $100 Million for worthwhile environmental causes. It’s a great feeling to know that we are part of such an impactful organization.rnrnAs a global company, it is important that we support charities in each country that we do business. In addition to our financial contribution to 1%, we have volunteer opportunities for our staff – a great way to encourage some team building out of the office and do good for our planet! Our team in Kelowna works with Get To Know, an amazing group which inspires kids to get outside and connect with nature through creative arts. The work they do allows youth to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of our natural environment and to embrace outdoor experiences. In London, England, our team will soon be working with Thames 21, one of the country’s leading waterway charities, which focuses on clean-up along the River Thames and local canals, ponds and lakes. As we expand into new markets throughout Europe and beyond, we will ensure our teams have volunteer opportunities with local environmental charities.rnrnWe look forward to our continued membership with 1% and to working locally with great organizations that contribute to the betterment of our communities and our planet.]]>