Hot on the heels of World Environment Day and it’s time to take to the waves for World Oceans Day: a global celebration and collaborative effort for a healthier ocean. The conservation action focus of this year is encouraging solutions to prevent plastic pollution. More than 80% of marine litter comes from land-based sources, and some predict that by 2050 our oceans could contain more plastic than fish.
Watch John Hardy's TED Talk then see that awe-inspiring bamboo architecture up close, learn the secrets of their sustainability practices and what it’s like to be a Green School student and find out why the US Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools awarded it the Greenest School on Earth.
The tropical fantasy that is The Brando, a private island once owned by Marlon Brando, has been garnering attention recently due to its high-profile guests. Pippa Middleton has just jetted off there for some exotic privacy on her honeymoon, and Barack Obama chose The Brando as the quiet, contemplative place to write his memoirs after 8 years in the White House.
Where should we travel to if we want to be more responsible? Where should we stay and what are the hot new hotels and restaurants with a sustainable ethos? How should we travel and what should we be mindful of?
Bouteco believes that hotels can be purveyors of environmental and social learning without being preachy or limiting the guest experience — through inspiring architecture, outreach programmes and even just instilling a positive sense of place.
Tulum is well established as a go-to destination for boho sun-kissed luxe. And now Design Hotels' Papaya Playa Project on the Yucatan Peninsula is taking things one step further — get away from it all in an eco-designed treehouse set in pristine jungle by the Caribbean Sea.
'Conscious Hospitality' — that's the strapline of this sleek, Scandi Design Hotel in SoHo. Click on 'Collaborations' and read all about the hotel's partnership with Global Poverty Project which is striving to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030.
For Amanyangyun, a forest sanctuary near Shanghai opening autumn 2017, almost 10,000 camphor trees and 50 Ming and Qing dynasty homes have been painstakingly transferred over 800 km to Shanghai from Jiangxi Province in eastern China.
Bouteco Hero, Soneva Fushi, is always coming up with innovative ways of making the guest experience even more magical (this is, after all, the tropical island that offers everything from its own mushroom cave to chocolate room) and living up to their sustainable luxury ethos.
UNWTO LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT 2017 which kicks off 12 months of global action aimed at advancing sustainable tourism and establishing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UXUA Casa Hotel and Spa has extended its commitment to community by launching UXUA CASA, a homewares collection using local carpenters, weavers, ceramic artists, and still emphasising the use of recycled materials.