Across the world, communities are coming together to find a more balanced way of life. The stresses of modern day living are taking their toll and people are searching for deeper connections with each other and the natural world. Many are feeling a pull to go back to the roots and lead a simpler day to day routine, getting in touch with a mindful approach to being.
At nearly 30, when most people buy a house, get married, and have children, we decided we wanted to fulfill our dreams instead. We intend to lead more sustainable and adventurous lives outdoors, by the sea.
The status quo is no longer tenable. We owe it to our world, and the next generation, to tackle food waste head on and sow a sustainable future. This means in our own homes as well as in the businesses we work with and who we work for.
Luckily they've made it the 1,100km from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok where I caught up with them. And here's why I think they're two of the best female role models this planet has to offer.
"Even those who are big foodies, who watch what they eat, don't actually think about what is in their wine glass. The wine industry is full of the same big brand issues that exist in the rest of the food world, it's just that most people have never thought about it," says Legeron, who has written one of the definitive books on natural wines.
A new report predicts intelligent 'Cognitive Homes' of the future will be able to assess and manage our needs and desires in later life. Almost...
Have you ever thrown away half a loaf of bread because you didn't manage to eat it all in time, poured lumpy milk down the sink or discovered a squashed piece of fruit like a satsuma or a banana at the bottom of a bag? If you have, you aren't alone, I'm guilty of all three of those things too! Wasting food is all too easy because you bought too much, or forgot about it or didn't store it right.
But with over 330 islands and thousands of hotels and resorts, deciding where to stay in Fiji can be difficult. Rather than spend my time kicking back on the beach in just one resort, I wanted to travel around and see which places stuck out to me. Fiji
The campaign aims to make it easy for people to recycle their cups. Recycling bins will be placed in major offices, transport hubs and other public spaces. High street retailers will offer recycling facilities and street cleaners will be able to separate cups for recycling.
In the context of life in Myanmar, of course there is a different lens on this. Tedious work that pays is aspirational if the alternative is an inability to feed one's children. Yet, what this experience brought home to me was the depth of our double standards across the fashion industry as a whole.
Sustainability is here to stay. It's been one of the biggest travel trends in recent times, and the UN has even declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. Galvanized, an increasing number of hotels, restaurants and destinations are taking action to help make tourism better for everyone. So, with sustainable travel firmly in mind, we've sorted the eco-wheat from the chaff to showcase some of the best sustainable experiences across the world right now.
Upon entering the month of February, I have put a lot of thought into how I can make sustainability sexier. Not only do we have Valentine's Day around the corner, I personally have taken my own relationship from partners to roommates. Having my boyfriend move in with me this month, has me thinking about spreading my sustainable lifestyle into other aspects.
Creating her own environment and giving up living in the rat race has given her a new lease of energy and a completely different take on life. It sounds almost too good to be true. "I feel more free, and every morning I wake up and I am surrounded by nature, seasons, skies, plants, sounds, animals. It's beautiful and it feels like how it was always meant to be."
As global demand for electricity grows, are there alternatives to building more power stations which make smarter use of existing infrastructure? And in an industry renowned for high levels of consumer mistrust, could an Airbnb of energy finally deliver a consumer-centric energy market?
Lagom can be translated as 'just the right amount' or 'sufficient'. although Swedes claim that there is no single meaning. It is thought that lagom has been around since the Viking times, and it suggests that everything should be used in moderation
The news this week that there has been no slowdown in global warming highlights just how fragile our relationship with the environment is. It makes us question our individual role in contributing to big issues like global warming and think about the ways they can counteract the negative impact we, as individuals and businesses, have on the environment.