Despite the cost-of-living crisis and other global economic uncertainties Intrepid reported its best global sales day in its 33-year history last November. Whilst, the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) reports that 53% of North American companies have corporate sustainability programmes that drive how they choose their travel suppliers. It’s clear that the trend for sustainable […]
Zero-emission buses for 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 […]
Can mass tourism really be sustainable?
Justin Francis, the CEO of Responsible Travel thinks it can: “There is no reason why mainstream tourism cannot be as sustainable as niche tourism – in fact in some ways it could be more so. Densely planned accommodation in resorts can be more efficient in terms of waste, water and energy while limiting the impacts of over-tourism. […]
Who is top of The Premier League 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.
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?
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?
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? 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?
“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 […]
A Net-Zero Roadmap for Travel & Tourism.
It’s been another big week for global climate action with promising headlines on political collaborations from COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference. For travel & tourism the headline grabbing news is the release of the World Travel & Tourism Council‘s Target Framework for the Travel & Tourism sector. The roadmap covers a lot of ground and will […]
Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality
It’s been a great week for advancing greener tourism. With the launch of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism yesterday and the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance announcing its Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality, we are witnessing collaboration, commitment and real action on climate change from many within the industry. At TerraVerde we are particularly impressed with the ambition set […]
(and I will try) to fix you!
Coldplay have announced plans to make their 2022 world tour as “sustainable as possible” Measures include: A kinetic dance floor, so fans can generate some of the electricity for the concert. Planting a tree for every ticket sold. 10% of earnings being donated to environmental and social causes. Installing solar panels. Discounts for Fans who commit to […]
Google takes steps to make travel greener
Google processes approximately 5.6 billion searches per day, this epic volume of search data provides sharp insights into customer behaviour and trends. When Google adds a new feature you can be sure it’s in response to rising consumer interest. Two recently announced features have captured the attention of the travel industry. It’s now possible to see […]
The Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology
Last week WWF and Greenview unveiled the Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology. Specifically designed for the hospitality industry, the methodology provides a common approach to report on and manage waste. Many in the hotel industry have made progress on waste reduction, but unlike water and electricity consumption, waste is notoriously difficult to quantify. Without a standard measurement approach in place industry-wide waste reduction is […]
Glow-worms are more attractive in the dark
A recent study in Belgium published on MDPI found that female glow-worms in areas with lots of artificial light took up to 15 times longer to find a mate than those living in unlit areas. Glow-worms can’t swipe right, in fact the females are wingless and won’t travel far in the pursuit of love. With Artificial light at […]