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Hal’s Giving Club: Help Us Build a Better Future

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Untours Foundation

September 14, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

Hal Taussig founded UnTours back in 1975, long before the peer economy or the internet. His tour company created a new way to travel, and he built a business that supported local economies in his host communities in Europe while promoting a low-impact travel model that connected Americans with new cultures and ideas. Hal ran…  


Sustainable Travel: 6 Ways to Green Your Untour

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Amalfi Coast Eco/living green Nature Switzerland Travel Tips Trip planning Untours Foundation

April 22, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

Happy Earth Day! Anyone who follows UnTours knows that we are more than simple tree huggers around here. We are a B Corp, undergoing a regular certification that verifies our ecological business practices. We run on solar power, compost lunch scraps, print double-sided to save paper, and buy carbon offsets for staff travel and commutes….  


Sustainable Fashion: An Ungala Report (and Gift Guide)

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Eco/living green Untours Foundation

November 9, 2018 by Andrea Szyper

Earlier this month, we celebrated the third UnGala, an almost-annual party thrown by the UnTours Foundation to celebrate fair trade, innovative business, travel, and microenterprise. Aside from raising money for the foundation, it connects entrepreneurs, UnTours staff, funders, investees, foundation board members, and other members of the community for a night of food, conversation, and…  


Remembering Hal Taussig (1924 – 2016)

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Untours Foundation

January 12, 2016 by Andrea Szyper

Harold Taussig Sr. passed away on the afternoon of January 11, 2016 in his home. He was 91 years old. Hal was an accomplished businessman, a fervent booster of Fair Trade, an activist for socially responsible business, and an early micro-enterprise investor. His UnTours Foundation, created with the profits of his successful tour company, has…