Month: April 2018

Staying ON the beaten path in Andaman and Nicobar islands

Our latest guest blog is penned by traveler and blogger, Abhi from India. His love for checking out unexplored places has taken him across countries in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa in a journey which started nearly a decade ago. However, his travels has also made him realize, – there are some places best explored and respected by sticking to the touristy trail. Join Abhi …

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RefillNotLandfill – A movement that’s prevented over 1 mn plastic bottles enter the environment

With hundreds of temples within, the Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the largest religious monument of the world. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing even on the national flag. 2016 recorded 2.2 million visitors to the temple. This number has grown from 7650 visitors in 1993. And while this has helped the economy is revenue terms, it has …

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Andaz Hotels – Aspirations for the Social Hotel of the Future

Launched in 2007, Hyatt Hotels Corporation owned lifestyle hotel brand, Andaz Hotels has grown rapidly across leisure destinations worldwide. A total of 17 properties across Asia, Europe and America, each premise has been inspired by the cultural and social life of the locale it is based in. The hotel promises to welcome guests ‘to create inspiring experiences through a kaleidoscope of local culture’. In a recent …

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Companies for good - Plant a tree, protect the planet

Companies For Good: We help businesses do well by doing good

The city of Dubai has been making rapid strides in the field of Sustainability. Be it, including Sustainability as one of the themes of the Expo 2020 or having designed a residential landscape, The Sustainable City, embracing the social, cultural and environmental pillars of Sustainability. The vision of the leadership, reflected in the Dubai Plan 2021 holds Sustainability as the core. …

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The Perennial, San Francisco: A restaurant fighting climate change

Started in January 2016, restaurant and bar, The Perennial in San Francisco, USA was setup with a mission to chart a more sustainable path for the restaurant industry. Over the last two years, it has continued on this path, underlining the message that the key to addressing – or even reversing – climate change lies in food system reform. As Co-founder, Karen Leibowitz shares, …

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Your Voice: Kuala Lumpur – a great blend of the traditional and the modern

In our latest series interacting with One Planet Rating users, we connect with Shafiq Osmanzadah from Norway and get to understand his take on Sustainable travel. A resident of Drammen, Norway, Shafiq is currently the CFO of a company in the Sustainable Foods sector. He loves travelling and has been lucky to have his work and studies involve travel across different countries. Besides travel, he loves …

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Green Events in Barcelona

A passion for sustainable development, and an interest in the field of solidarity economy drove Luz Monsalve to set up the event management company, Green Events Barcelona. The company helps individuals and corporates plan sustainable experiences, provides training and organizes events in and around Barcelona. Here’s a look at one of their recent and more popular events, A day trip involves a hike around …

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Let’s show the world, we want #NoStrawsAttached

The threat of plastics is becoming real by the day, we’ve all seen the images of the plastic “islands” in our oceans, equivalent in size to large countries. Each one of us at an individual level to institutions and governments have been responsible for letting this grow unbounded. As a sense of an urgency around this issue world over becomes real, it is …

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