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.
It was the first, but not the last time I was asked that question. That day at Dutch Design Week, I was also asked, "Do your artisans work in good conditions?" "Have you visited your suppliers?" "Are the people you work with being exploited" and even, "do you make your products in sweatshops."
It all began in 1996. HRH The Prince of Wales immediately had one of his brilliant ideas when he learned of the enormous amount of surplus stock clogg...
I have recently been reading several papers looking at the idea of 'Humans V Nature' and the sustainable way we can sustain both and allow them to grow. In our current modern world this seems near impossible, as the greedy, consumerist nature of the West takes opportunities and investment from the rest of the world, or at least it can be seen like that.
'Ethical', 'sustainable', 'eco', 'green', 'transparent', 'slow' - there are numerous buzzwords within sustainable fashion, but the message that this niche part of the industry is trying to portray still seems to exist within a vacuum. This is the year we all really need to step up and change things.
One of the key words on the global agenda for 2017 (and necessarily beyond) is sustainability. After all, 2016 has just been declared the hottest year on record and human activity is to blame.
Sustaining peace is understood as a goal and a process to building a common vision of a society, ensuring that the needs of all segments of the popula...
Imagine a future where your furnishings and clothes are made locally by artisans and makers who live on your street. Your food is grown a rooftop away...
Many of the items produced in cashmere, from hot water bottles to bed-socks to jumpers in the palest, most delicate shades, reinforce this association with luxury. It continues to be regarded as an investment choice, the antithesis of fast fashion. As such, it's easy to assume that cashmere is therefore a good sustainable choice.
The destruction of the palm oil industry has been highlighted in recent years, with plantations taking up vast areas of rainforest slashed and burne...
Engineers have a huge role to play in this. Engineers extract water from source, distribute it and ensure it is clean and safe to drink. They make the machines that manufacture medicines. Engineers convert power, be it hydroelectric, thermal or nuclear and distribute it to the public, and are doing so in increasingly green ways.