Eco-business / Social Venture

May 6, 2013


Eco Link Association Commended at 10th Green Tourism Awards

Keywords: Eco-business / Social Venture NGO / Citizen 

The Eco Link Association, a Japanese non-profit group that organizes experience-based and educational travel programs received the award for excellence at the 10th Green Tourism Awards held in Tokyoon December 5, 2012. The awards honor innovative approaches to providing multi-day leisure activities in which participants can enjoy interacting with the natural environment and culture and people from other places.

The NPO was applauded for its efforts to revitalize both people and the economy through exchange between urban and rural areas, especially for its activities centered on educational trips and nature schools, such as the Satsuma Peninsula Nature School and the East China Sea Marugoto Museum (a program for experiencing the natural world of the East China Sea).