Month: February 2018

Your Voice: I love Indonesia and their eco-friendly ways

In the second post for our series ‘Your Voice’, where we interact with our users to understand their views around Sustainability and Travel, we meet Mili Semlani from India.   Mili has spent four years exploring and reporting the Southeast Asian region as a writer and digital media consultant. She’s worked on content strategy for Newscorp’s fintech startup in India and edited Indonesia’s DestinAsian luxury travel magazine. She also writes tech policy …

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Women on Wings aim to create 1 million jobs for women in rural India

In our quest to highlight the issues you can rate on the One Planet Rating platform we strive to work with stellar NGO’s around the world, heroes on the ground doing the important work every single day. First out in a upcoming series of NGO profiles is Women on Wings. Here’s a chat OPR team member Ritika Jain had with Shilpa …

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You can make an impact by going beyond the dream

In the preceding post, Dhruv Boruah spoke about The Thames Project. His motivations in undertaking it has been to create awareness amongst people on what’s happening with plastic in the environment. He hopes to spread the word of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Here’s the second part to our chat with Dhruv where he shares some valuable advice for those wanting to contribute and be part of a social cause …

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Meet Dhruv Boruah, an eco campaigner, and see why he cycled across the Thames

He’s been featured across media channels over the last few months for his unique way of raising awareness around the problem of plastic. Born in India, 35 year old Dhruv Boruahcurrently based in London, quit the corporate sector as a management consultant to raise awareness around social and environment centric causes. His now famous, 9 day ‘Thames Project‘ in September 2017 is an ideal example …

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Ethical and Sustainable Mining is at the core of Fura Gems business

The mining industry globally remains rather contentious with regards the conduct of operations. A scoping paper, Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World, floated by the World Economic Forum in 2014 stressed the role of the mining and metals sector in a sustainable world. The report highlighted, with the sector having long lead times (mining is grounded on assets with life cycles of 30 or more …

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Become an Ambassador

Help Make Travel a Force for Good You’ve been on amazing adventures and have seen the many wonders of the world. At the same time, you’re seeing the damage that’s being done to these beautiful places. How can you help make things better? Join Us at OPR One Planet Rating (OPR), the world’s first dedicated review platform for sustainable travel,  is …

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Greenwashing In The Travel Industry And Why Should You Care

You probably hear the term greenwashing quite a lot these days but perhaps aren’t quite sure what it really means? In essence, greenwashing involves falsely conveying to consumers that a given product, service, company or institution promotes environmental responsibility into its offerings and/or operations. This can also include misleading customers about the environmental benefits of a product through misleading …

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