Month: January 2019

Blue Flag – Educating to protect

A world-renowned eco-label trusted by millions around the globe, the Blue Flag programme is operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Blue Flag voluntary eco-labels are awarded to beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators. We recently caught up with Sophie Bachet Granados, International Blue Flag Director, to know more …

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A sustainable trip through Mexico City

Mexico is the third most visited country in the world. Whether it is for its culture, cuisine or incredible beaches, this country has something to offer even for the most demanding tourist. Mexico is also committed to sustainable tourism and the protection of natural resources. For a couple of years now, it has stablished environmental standards to certify green hotels and ecotourism. Similarly, it …

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FlyGrn – A flight search engine to help offset CO2 emissions

It is estimated that the airline industry produces between 2 to 3% of all manmade CO2 emissions. And the number of people flying is on the rise. So how is it possible to offset the impact of this? And can flying be made sustainable in some direct or indirect manner? How can one offset their carbon emissions resulting from flying? And what does this mean exactly? …

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One Planet Rating visits the city of the pyramids – Cairo

As part of a Swedish delegation, One Planet Rating was selected to participate at the biggest tech conference in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) – The Riseup Summit. Egypt and Cairo represents an important market for One Planet Rating due to the tourism heavy profile of the country. Egypt has a lot to gain by embracing sustainable tourism …

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