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Spend a week with Vandana Shiva: Rights of Seeds, Rights of Nature

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Issues We Explore on 16th July, 2012 | 2 Comments

Dr. Vandana Shiva and Arun Gandhi in NavdaynaAs Vandana Shiva told me: “I think it would be a really good idea at this moment in time, to do a GX trip to India on the issue of the seed…and the link to rights of Mother Earth. I mean where does all life begin? You begin with the seed.” I’m looking forward to co-leading this trip with Vandana from November 1-11, and exploring the rights of nature in the context of India’s sacred seed saving work, Gandhian legacy, Mother Teresa’s Ashram, Agra, fair trade cooperatives and more.
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In the Familia! Reality Tours Costa Rica Program Officer, Marta Sanchez Shares Her Story

Posted by in Civil Rights, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 22nd June, 2012 | No Comments

The beauty of Costa RicaLearn how the educator and activist Marta Sanchez became part of our Global Exchange family! Today Marta shares her Reality Tours story with you.
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Yes, You Can Travel to Cuba – Sign Up Now!

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Latin America on 24th May, 2012 | No Comments

DSCN2734It’s true, you can travel to Cuba this summer with Global Exchange and the Center for Cuban Studies! From August 7 – August 14, 2012 anyone can join this people-to-people licensed, educational trip to explore the ‘Greening of Cuba’. Read more to find out how to sign up!!
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Diversity Succeeds in Kerala, India: Past Participants Karl Meyer & Shareen Brysac Share Their Story

Posted by in Asia, Environment & Sustainability, Trip Participant Stories on 21st March, 2012 | No Comments

Kerala, IndiaKarl Meyer and Shareen Brysac, past participants from a journey to Kerala, India share their experiences in chapter of their new book Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds.
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CUBA SOLAR’s 10th International Conference is Coming Up, and You’re Invited!

Posted by in Caribbean, Environment & Sustainability, Featured on 21st February, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cuba 2012CUBA SOLAR’s 10th International Conference is coming up, and we are now inviting folks to attend as part of a research delegation heading to Cuba this spring. Find out if you are qualified to go, plus details about this springtime trip and the how it came to be.
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Indigeneity and the Environment in Ecuador- A Past Participant Shares His Story

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 3rd February, 2012 | No Comments

Paul Prew in the Sarayacu, Ecuador 2007Reality Tours is celebrating ten years of a rich educational programs in Ecuador that critically examine pressing social and ecological issues affecting communities from the Andes to the Amazon. Past participant, Paul Prew shares his insights today.
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Sharing The Harvest: Behind the Fair Trade Story of Reality Tours

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Labor and Economy, Latin America on 28th November, 2011 | 1 Comment

Fair Harvest in the Dominican RepublicReality Tours shares its Fair Trade Tourism story. As consumers in the “global north” we have become accustomed to the ease with which we buy products from around the world, but it is easy to be oblivious to how our choices effect people’s lives in producer communities. Global Exchange’s Fair Harvest Reality Tours exposes how our global economy impacts the lives of farmers around the world and advocates for fair alternatives while supporting community based, socially responsible tourism with Fair Trade and service learning.
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Local Slow Food Leader Visits Cuba on Food Sovereignty Tour

Posted by in Caribbean, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Trip Participant Stories on 29th June, 2011 | No Comments

Havana Farmers' MarketThough most associate the island of Cuba with rum, tobacco and rumba, one Global Exchange Reality Tour participant discovered that Cubans are also enthusiastic and accomplished organic gardeners and growers. Linda Slezak, a leader of the Slow Food movement in Glen Cove, New York recently returned from a Global Exchange/Food First research trip to Cuba. Linda described the tour as “the most memorable trip I have ever taken – I am still talking about it to everyone I know.” Here’s more from Linda about her recent trip to Cuba.
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