Sustainable Travel News & Views

News and Views

Sustainability can be a daunting subject! So much chatter and so many opinions. At TerraVerde we are keenly aware of this and aim to empower our readers by sharing some of the most insightful and relevant news and views.

When it comes to sustainability, terminology matters.

Airplane Emissions

As the conversation around sustainability grows, especially with the issue now firmly on the government’s agenda, so too does our vocabulary – and while many of the terms sound similar, there is science behind each definition. Too often the wrong terminology is being used, either by accident or design. While using headline-grabbing sustainability terms may be […]

8 top tips for making your office environment more sustainable.

make your office environment more sustainable

As TTG Media’s sustainability adviser, TerraVerde share best practice with TTG’s audience and contribute advice to TTG’s Sustainable Travel Heroes initiative. We were delighted to contribute ideas to Madeleine Barber’s recent article on making your office environment more sustainable, featuring tips on: Appointing a sustainability council Measuring your footprint Evaluating waste management Choosing green suppliers Assessing marketing […]

Zero-emission buses for London.

Zero-emission buses London

Transport for London is expanding the number of zero-emission buses across the city, with its latest fleet of all-electric ultra-modern vehicles. The buses have been created to include a number of features designed to make the service more attractive to commuters: ·      New digital signage, with real-time information including the time to the next stop, disruptions and service […]

Why we all need a workcation

Workation - sustainable long haul travel

Tourism is a powerful tool for distributing wealth and the impact of the pandemic on many popular destinations proves this. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, in 2019 tourism sustained approximately 8 million jobs (21% of total employment) in Thailand, after two desperate years foreign travellers are slowly returning. The pandemic changed many peoples […]

Who is top of The Premier League Sustainability Table?

Who is top of the premiere legeaue sustainability table?

For the third year running, Sport Positive (which supports sports organisations to increase ambition and action on climate change) has released the Premier League Sustainability Table.  Clubs are awarded points based on the following categories: Policy and commitment Clean energy Energy efficiency  Sustainable transport Single-use plastic reduction or removal Waste management Water efficiency Plant-based or low-carbon food Biodiversity […]

We need diversity for healthy diets and ecosystems.

We need diversity for healthy diets and ecosystems

Monocropping is the practice of growing one crop on the same land year after year. This technique has obvious advantages for farmers, they can grow large quantities of their most profitable crop, using the same machinery, seeds, pesticides and methods. But, sadly this method of farming leaves the soil depleted of nutrients, forcing farmers to […]

Do you dare to repair?

Do you dare to repair?

 Last year the UK government introduced the ‘Right to Repair’ law, designed to tackle “built-in obsolescence” (where appliances are designed to fail after a certain period). The aim of the new rules is to extend the lifespan of products by up to 10 years and reduce the estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE (waste electrical and electronics equipment) […]

How will the energy crisis speed the transition to renewable energy?

How will the energy crisis speed the transition to renewable energy?

  Families and businesses are facing huge increases in their energy bills, many will be looking for ways to lessen the blow. Those that can afford to, will invest in more energy efficient tech and appliances.  In response to customer demand for more sustainable and efficient products and services, there is lots of information and […]

New Year – Quick Sustainable Wins

Another Year Another Resolution?

  Another Year Another Resolution? 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February*. This year, try a different approach and grab some instant gratification with some quick wins to be greener before February! Here’s some ideas to get you started: 1.     Switch to a green energy supplier. Check out https://octopus.energy2.     Ditch the plastic milk bottles and find […]

What did the mushrooms sing when they won the Closed-Cup?

What did the mushrooms sing when they won the closed-cup?

  “We are the champignons!” Sorry! ’tis the season to share terrible jokes.  Today, I want to talk about the wonder of mushrooms ?. Let’s look beyond soups and stroganoffs and explore a couple of more innovative ways in which humble fungi are now being deployed: 1.     Grown-to-measure mushroom packaging, from Mushroom Packaging (does what it says […]

40% of online green claims are potentially misleading

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  According to UK regulators 40% of online green claims are potentially misleading. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has introduced the new green claims code, to help companies avoid greenwashing. The code features six overarching principles that all environmental claims must adhere to: ·       Be truthful and accurate.·       Be clear and unambiguous.·       Not omit or hide important relevant […]

The EU is greening it’s supply chain!

Oil palms beside tropical rainforest

  Earlier this week a draft law was announced requiring companies supplying the bloc to prove that their agricultural products were not linked to deforestation.     The regulation is targeted at commodities where consumption by Europe’s 450 million consumers contributes the most to deforestation; including Beef, wood, palm oil, soy, coffee and cocoa.  Nico Muzi, […]