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Matador believes in sustainability as a governing principle for decision making at all levels.

This includes everything from a national scale such as development of alternative energy sources (wind and solar power) to local food movements, community supported agriculture, and businesses that produce / serve and / or source goods and services locally.

As travelers we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprints and make informed choices about how we travel. Matador is committed to sharing ground level media on innovators, orgs, and communities creating new models in sustainability, and ways that we as travelers can help.

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This sustainable Cambodian city could be the model to save Southeast Asia from over-tourism

9 tiny wild cats you didn’t even know existed

Brands you had no idea donated part of their profits to conservation efforts

The 7 cities making the biggest strides toward sustainability this year

Saving Africa’s Grevy’s zebra from extinction

Dunkin Donuts built a tiny house powered by recycled coffee grounds

The Pantanal in Brazil is the best wildlife-watching spot in South America

Smuggler arrested for sending $150k in lion and tiger parts to Thailand

Lemurs, the cutest primates on earth, are almost all facing extinction

Importing lion trophies is now allowed in the US

Mallorca has developed a bad case of tourism phobia

Starbucks is set to replace plastic straws with sippy cups by 2020

This taxi service in Finland only accepts payment by karaoke

Seattle becomes first US city to ban plastic straws

These travel brands are making huge strides to go green

Sustainable alternatives to the most unethical souvenirs

11 overrun destinations that are trying to curb tourism

You can feel good about staying in these beautiful zero-waste, eco-friendly hotels

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