RPTA Sustainability
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This board was created to introduce new information on Sustainability in the field of Recreation Parks and Tourism Administration specifically on sustainability in outdoor/ adventure recreation.
An outdoor clothing company challenges the current economic model of success in attempts to forge a more environmentally friendly model. They aim to create business models that work in harmony with the natural environment.

Patagonia plans global campaign for responsible capitalism

Justin McGuirk: Covered in trademarks, packed with spurious technology, outdoor equipment lives in a parallel design universe to the rest of us. It's like hi-tech architecture, but less tasteful

This site describes a mariner's attempt to build a self sufficient vertical ship that would run off of wind, wave, solar, and the power of the ocean currents to explore the world's oceans for an indefinite period of time. The ship is designed so that scientists can stay in underwater environments for prolonged periods of time with the ability to explore all depths of the ocean using different probes and other devices.

The SeaOrbiter: Futuristic Marine Research Vessel to Begin Construction SeaOrbiter Full View – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

This article describes an avid surfer's idea of creating surfboards out of some of the common trash found in the world's oceans.

Turning Ocean Trash Into ‘Sustainable’ Surfboards

This article describes an avid surfer's idea of creating surfboards out of some of the common trash found in the world's oceans.

This site talks about how a sustainable trail building school taught people how to create trails in the Norwegian country side. The trails this school creates are both enjoyable by mountain bikers and hikers alike as well as creating a minimal impact on the forest itself.

This site talks about how a sustainable trail building school taught people how to create trails in the Norwegian country side. The trails this school creates are both enjoyable by mountain bikers and hikers alike as well as creating a minimal impact on the forest itself.

This is an organization where people can experience outdoor recreation in New Zealand while giving back to the environment. The organization provides adventure days where people can experience the best New Zealand has to offer with work days where people can create sustainable production, bush restoration, and sustainable building projects.

Earthwise Valley, a New Zealand based, volunteer run, Centre for Sustainable Living

This site describes how to reduce you social and environmental impact while recreating on public lands.

Whether you’re finally doing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, looking forward to day hikes on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, or anything in between, your adventure will be

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