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Positive Footprints: Australia

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 12 Mar 2012 | By positive_footprints | Views [9339] | Comments [2] | Video

Join Phil Sylvester, our Travel Safety Specialist and World Nomad as he sets of on a World Expeditions' community project in North East Arnhem Land, working alongside the indigenous Yolngu Aboriginal rangers to restore sea country by removing and cataloging ... Read more >

Tags: arnhem land, australia, community project, footprints network, volunteer, voluntourism

An enchanting journey into the Amazon

ECUADOR | Wed, 27 Oct 2010 | By simon_monk | Views [2381]

You could feel it in the morning air: this was going to be one of those special and extraordinary days, the ones you hope for but can't engineer nearly often enough. Here you've got to be up early to catch the soft, gentle light ... Read more >

Tags: documentary, ecuador, footprints network, gap adventures, hope, philanthropy

Case Study - From little things, big things grow : Utilising e-commerce to drive a CSR strategy

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 20 Jan 2009 | By nomads-news | Views [3486]

Tackling CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility One of the most challenging things a company can face is how to decide what form their CSR strategy might take. Do we take a holistic approach and look at all of the potential pillars in terms of our ... Read more >

Tags: community development, corporate social responsibility, csr, footprints, footprints network, world nomads, worldnomads.com

Opinion - The Sin in Doing Good Deeds - New York Times

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 30 Dec 2008 | By nomads-news | Views [2582] | Comments [2]

I've just read an excellent article by Nicholas D. Kristof and placed an excerpt below. "If a businessman rakes in a hefty profit while doing good works, is that charity or greed? Do we applaud or hiss? A new book, “Uncharitable,” seethes ... Read more >

Tags: charity, footprints network, new york times, nicholas d. kristof, nonprofit, philanthropy, world nomads, worldnomads.com

WorldNomads.com and Footprints Donations hit the $500,000 mark !

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 1 Dec 2008 | By nomads-news | Views [1148]

It's with great pleasure, loud voice and a fair whack of yahooooo that we can announce that our online philanthropy project Footprints , has now raised $500,000 from more than 180,000 micro donations since its inception.  For those of you who ... Read more >

Tags: csr, customers, footprints, footprints network, milestone

Positive Footprints - Peru

PERU | Tue, 9 Sep 2008 | By positive_footprints | Views [8309] | Video

So after the success of Positive Footprints - Nepal , we decided it's time to make a series, next stop Qelqanqa Village, Peru! We dragged Trent O'Donnell, our documentary producer extraordinaire , not so kicking and screaming, ... Read more >

Tags: community project travel, community projects, footprints network, peru, peru travel, travel, world expeditions, world nomads, worldnomads.com

A social experiment for a class of 5 year olds

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 29 Jun 2008 | By simon_monk | Views [1843]

My eldest boy is aged 5 and goes to a nice school here. The kindergarten teacher asked all the Mum's and Dad's to talk to the class about what they did for work, so, since being a 'Director'  doesn't mean a great deal to a 5 year old, I went in as ... Read more >

Tags: children, footprints network, school, social experiment

"Tambo la mokili"

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 4 Sep 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [1342]

We'd just finished up at the 15th birthday party of the Fred Hollows Foundation who we work with and I was flagging a ride home to Glebe. "Tambo la mokili" said taxi driver with a huge laugh as I got in. How did he know I work in travel? ... Read more >

Tags: footprints, footprints network, language, stories, taxi, zanzibar

Breathtakingly expensive

NORWAY | Sun, 20 May 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [1400] | Comments [1]

Arriving in Oslo from from Shanghai the jet-lag and dubious British Airways sandwich on the leg from London left me wanting to vomit. Probably not the best start to a new country and one that perhaps colours my time there. The taxi from the airport ... Read more >

Tags: csr, footprints network, politics, responsible travel

A small footprint in Tam Ky

VIETNAM | Tue, 17 Jan 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [3391]

A boy aged 9 sat on the bed quietly, having lost his right eye; a splinter of glass had got into it when he was 3, the family had not taken him to hospital at the time, and then last week he fell over and his eye-ball ruptured. The empty eye socket ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, footprints network, giving, health, hospitals & health, responsibility

 

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