3 Outstanding Eco-conscious Tours to Consider

There are many wonderful travel adventures that you can choose from where the owners are working hard to protect the natural environment. These companies tend to hire local experts to help guide groups allowing you to understand more about the environment. Before you book your next trip, consider these locations. Learn more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/29/david-pocock-will-spend-his-sabbatical-saving-the-world/


South Africa


Pridelands operated by WildArk in South Africa offers eco-conscious safaris on their property that used to be a hunting camp. Guests can see hyenas, leopards and other African wildlife. Funds used from these safaris are invested into the property so that elephants, zebra, lions and other animals will choose to live there in the near future.


Dominican Republic


The rooms at Hotel Paraiso Caño Hondo located next to the Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic were carefully constructed to allow guests to bird watch from their rooms. Alternatively, see the birds while riding on a zipline. Guests can also take a dip in the natural swimming pools on this luscious property. From mid-December to the end of March, visitors can also see humpback whales playing in the nearby waters. Do not leave without seeing the petroglyphs located in the caves at the national park that are accessible only by boat.




Exploring the Himalayas is a great way to reconnect with nature. Explore the 2,485 mile long path leading through valleys and up steep mountains or choose to hike along just part of it. Others choose to take helicopter tours allowing them to see the majestic area from the air. The bravest may choose to camp every night, but others will enjoy learning about the culture with a homestay in the Evererst, Annapurna or Langtang regions.




Brazil’s wetlands are highly threatened by overpopulation. Therefore, you may want to consider visiting this area before its too late. This United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) site is the largest wetlands in the world. One of the best ways to explore all of this area is on an 11 day cruise. Anacondas, caimans, iguanas, ocelots, monkeys, jaguars, tapirs and capybaras along with over 650 species of birds are some of the wildlife you may encounter during the cruise.


There are many different eco-conscious tours allowing you to reconnect with nature. Choose your favorite and start your trip very soon.

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Dick DeVos- Committed to Giving Back

For years the DeVos family has been dedicated to giving back. Dick DeVos and his family have a passion for helping others and have given millions of dollars to many causes. The famiy has given lots of money to education along with a variety of other worthy causes.


The DeVos family has given nearly $150 million dollars to causes outside of the political world. Betsy Devos (Dick’s wife) has contributed money to causes devoted to educational choice as well as other Republican candidates. Just in the year 2015, Dick DeVos and his wife gave more than tweleve million dollars to various charities (according to the Family Foundation website.) Dick DeVos’s commitment to philanthropy is quite obvious as the his 2015 donation are more than double his giving for the previous five years.


Dick DeVos recently said that his family’s giving is a reflection of their priority of improving education. In 2015 Dick and his family gave more than 3 million dollars to educational causes. This accounted for more than a fourth of their giving for the year. On top of this giving they gave nearly another 400,000 dollars to educational reform. According to Forbes Magazine, Dick DeVos and his family has given more than 1.3 billon dollars over their lifetimes. This accounts for more than a fourth of his overall 5 billion dollar fortune.


Over time Dick DeVos has put together an incredible career. This American entrepreneur and businessman is currently the former CEO of Amway, a company that uses of multi-level marketing to sell health products. During this time he helped to create several important facilities including he DeVos Place Convention Center, the DeVos Performance Hall, and Michigan State University’s medical school. All of these projects improve the city and even transformed the Grand Rapids skyline.


DeVos has a long history of working in many other areas In the year 2000, Dick founded an aviation charter high school at Grand Rapids International Airport. In Grand Rapids, he and his family donated more than $12 million toward the construction of a children’s hospital. He has worked for years with his wife on a variety of causes. He continues to be committed to giving not only his time, but his money to causes he feels are worthwhile.


CEO Of OSI Group Sheldon Lavin

OSI Group, located in Aurora, Illinois is a holding company of meat processors that service the retail the food services industries. Products include meat, patties, bacon, hot dogs, fish and poultry ensuring Americas get the best quality meat in their McDonalds’s burger.

Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and chief executive officer of OSI Group, LLC. He is also the president of OSI International foods Ltd and Director of National Fish and Wildfire Foundation. Lavin path to success began in 1970 when he started financing for OSI which was called Otto & Son then. Involvement with them lead to him looking overseas for investments. By 1975 McDonalds asked that he joined the business full time in order for the company to grow. OSI expanded throughout North America and Europe in the late 1970’s and 1980’s also moving into the South American and Taiwan. Where he gained half of the controlling interest.

Sheldon Lavin received many awards in his lifetime, one being the Global Visionary Award. The award honors visionaries in various fields who have turned their dreams into reality by demonstrating perseverance and persistence to accomplish their goal.

Since Sheldon Lavin became CEO of OSI, the group as also won many awards some recent being 2011 Fords list as Americas 136th largest private company, based of revenues of $3 billion. In 2016, OSI was #58 on the Forbes list of largest private companies at $6.1 billion.

Sheldon Lavin soon became in control of 100% of all shared rights of OSI industries. The company operates with continents around the world. Sheldon Lavin now 81, holds over a dozen more honorary titles and awards for his amazing work as a CEO and business innovator. And is now focusing on expanding the company in Asia and Europe. Lavin is accompanied by his three children and grandchildren.