Inside one of India’s eco-friendly luxury resort: Evolve Back

The Jal Mahal Suite at Evolve Back, Coorg, India. Picture: Supplied

India is home to many eco-conscious resorts, but Evolve Back stands out from the pack and is known for its commitment to the environment and the local community.

There’s a reverse osmosis water filter in every room, a state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant, electric buggies and windmills that power the lodge’s electricity.

“When guests visit, they can contribute towards social, economic and community development and learn more about environmental impact,” Kanthi Aneesh, general manager of Evolve Back Coorg, tells CNN Travel.

“Nowadays, it is necessary for our generation to learn how to preserve nature and how to contribute in smaller ways.”

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“Olio, the app that lets you share unwanted food items with your neighbours, picks up £6M Series A”

Smart idea! Fixing big problems on the local level is always a great idea.  If everyone had this approach for most of our problems, there would be very few “big” problems.  We are more capable then we realize.  Congrats to all involved!


Olio, the hyperlocal food sharing app that wants to help tackle the world’s food waste epidemic, has picked up $6 million in Series A funding.

The U.K. startup offers a location-based app and website that lets you list and post a photo of unwanted food items to be shared with other people in the same neighbourhood. That is, food that you might otherwise throw away.

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Horicon’s Jersey Street Music Festival starts Friday

Every small, regional area should have their own music festival showcasing local talent and bringing neighbors together.  What fun!  We need so many more local activities providing local talent a place to show their stuff and for locals to get out and get to know one another.

JSMF Mutts (copy)

It’s time to get out your dancing shoes and bring the family to the Jersey Street Music Festival this weekend in Horicon.

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A Ramble Through the Art at the Ramble Hotel

Deborah Oropallo's "The Lion Tamer" hangs by the Ramble's front desk.

The Ramble Hotel, the latest in Denver boutique stays with a wonderful collection of art, opened last month at 1280 25th Street, at the edge of RiNo. The art in the fifty-room hotel was curated by NINE dot ARTS, a Denver-based venture that placed over 250 works on the walls, many of them by local artists.

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Are D-FW theater groups fair to women playwrights?  | Theater | Dallas News

Gender parity has been a growing issue across the nation. A  study  released June 27 by Actors Equity shows that women find fewer work opportunities and draw lower salaries than their white male counterparts. The study  examined employment data for shows that opened between 2013 and 2015. It is in line with an article in the Oct. 16 edition of American Theatre that notes that women wrote just 26 percent of plays in the 2015-16 season. Add to that the preponderance of roles for men in the classic canon, and

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