Month: June 2018

Your Voice: Gili Islands – Visit them to experience Island life at its best

In our latest series interacting with One Planet Rating users, we met up with Sameer Gohal from India to understand his take on Sustainability and Sustainable travel. Mumbai born, Sameer considers himself an avid traveller. Currently based in Dubai, Sameer is a financial consultant with over a decade of experience under his belt. When he’s not advising clients on their next great investment, …

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Sustainable Food Movement – Aiming to fight food waste in Greece

n less than a year of operations, Sustainable Food Movement, has been recognised as one of the best social impact startups supported by EGG, the best Greek Startup in Gastronomy Category at the Startup Europe Awards 2017 and more recently, amongst one of the 12 Greek representative startups for the RG Challenge 2018 that takes place in London next week . This social enterprise registered in Athens, Greece in July …

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Patanjali Yoga Research Center – Head here this International Yoga Day

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, One Planet Rating met up with Yoga Teacher P. Unniraman who manages the Patanjali Yoga Research Center (PYRC) in Kozhikode, Kerala, India. PYRC was established as a charitable trust in the year 1977 by P. Unniraman (The title Acharya is referred to someone who teaches Yoga). P. Unniraman completed Yoga Teachers Training from National Institute of Sports, Patiala in 1985, then …

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An expedition to Antarctica inspired Kunal to drive change in India

Kunal’s journey for Environmental Conservation started with the Chemical Engineering course at Mumbai University. However, in the period following his graduation, Kunal Sanklecha felt like a fish out of water and ventured out to volunteer for social and environmental causes in his city of residence, Mumbai. In chasing his dreams, Kunal applied and got selected for noted environmentalist Robert Swan’s International Antarctic Expedition 2017. A crowdfunding initiative here along with own …

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Oksana & Max

Drink Tea & Travel – Living a passion for Sustainability

A love for travel is what inspired Oksana & Max to quit their 9-5 jobs four years ago and opt for a nomadic lifestyle exploring the world. Fuelled by curiosity, a sense of adventure and a desire to make a positive impact on the destinations and communities they travel, they set up Drink Tea & Travel. We are on a mission to explore the world in a responsible …

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Impact Travel Alliance – Committed to improving the world through tourism

‘Our goal is to solve issues like poverty and inequality through business and leisure travel’. This is the ethos of the non-profit, global community, Impact Travel Alliance (ITA). Aimed at propelling the travel industry toward a more impactful future, ITA represents a community passionate about sustainable tourism, and believe it’s the future of the entire industry. In a short period, it has emerged as the …

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‘I’m homesick for every country’, says Kate, Travel for Difference

‘I’m homesick for every country’. That’s how Australia born, traveller and blogger, Kate, sums up her love for travel. Her passion for travel has taken her across continents. A trip to Alaska in 2016 triggered a passion for sustainability and inspired the creation of her blog, Travel for Difference. Through this, she’s been educating and inspiring people to travel sustainably and treat our planet with kindness. Journey and interest …

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