Month: September 2018

Switch to a sustainable beer brand this Oktoberfest with Toast

Did you know 44% of the bread produced in the UK is never consumed? This London based beer brand, Toast, has evolved from a mission to change that. Food production is the biggest impact we have on the planet. It is responsible for 80% of deforestation, 70% of fresh water use and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet we waste …

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Litterless Living – Everyday sustainability in a throw away society

Contemplating a zero waste life? Meet Brittany from Brisbane, Australia. See how she is inspiring a change that begun with a realisation. A realisation which made her see how her actions were “unknowingly contributing to the throw away society we live in today” – something so many of us are guilty of.  “Recycling is a good place to start …

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Thinkingcountry: Taking a look at food, farming, the countryside and sustainability

Many of us think of life in the country side – farming – as easy and relaxed. But did you know one farmer takes their own life each week and one in five suffers from depression. This week we meet environmental and agricultural writer Ben Eagle who’s been exploring issues around food, farming, conservation, the countryside and sustainability. His site, Thinkingcountry was rated as the Highly Commended …

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5 sustainability focused restaurants in Stockholm you must visit

Our previous blog covered bloggers Unsettle Down who shared why they considered Scandinavian countries including Sweden as one of their favourite travel destinations. In their words, the countries in Scandinavia “don’t try to control nature but instead live within it harmoniously”. This has been a major reason why Stockholm in Sweden or Oslo in Norway rank highly in most of the lists of sustainable cities globally. The 2017 …

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Unsettle Down: Collecting experiences, not things

In our last post, we met Joychasers – a family that gave up a ‘dream life’ to pursue a journey to chase their joy. Our latest blog takes a look at another family which has chosen to ‘live and work on the road’. Meet Chelsea, Matt & Kai from Unsettle Down on their move to collecting experiences and not things. Read on as Matt and Chelsea share their …

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Joychasers: Travelling the world seeking connections and adventure

We recently spoke to the team behind Joychasers – this family of five has opted to travel the world searching for strong connections, kind hearts and adventure. Read on as they share why they gave up a ‘dream life‘ including a big house and two cars to a journey to chase their joy. Pictured are Aaron and Naima and their daughters Amélie, Indi, and Lucienne …

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Greencustomers: Promoting green and responsible accommodation

How often are we not aware of the daily environmental impact of our actions? At home, it’s easy – We pay higher bills if we abuse energy supplies. But that may not be the case when we travel. When we spend a night in an external accommodation, many of us have been guilty of playing the “I pay and I spend” card, which feeds …

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Upcoming Destination: Hara House, India

Hara House is a zero waste guesthouse and social enterprise investing 20% of profits into environmental action and education projects in north India. The idea was inspired by Jazzmine Raine and Manoj’s work with an Indian NGO in the villages of Gajner and Chandasar (just outside of Bikaner) back in 2015 where they were developing community-led projects that focused on waste management and microfinance. Their love …

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Sea Going Green

Sea Going Green: Enabling Green Transition Strategies for Tourism Companies

We recently met Aleksandra Dragozet, founder and CEO at Sea Going Green. Providing consultation services, SGG aims to alleviate the negative impacts of the tourism industry on the marine environment. Born in Serbia, raised in Canada, and spending her childhood summers on the coasts of Croatia, Ally’s international background sparked an early passion for travelling and ocean conservation. Read on as Ally shares her journey, combining a …

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