The Side Hustle Creating Water Solutions With Impact

Standing in the Virtual Reality Zone at Unleash 2019, I am watching people wearing massive headsets standing in one place skiing, snowboarding or even on a rollercoaster. A person next to me leans in and says ‘Its really strange that this virtual reality technology hasn’t really expanded beyond entertainment and novelty. But there are so…

Spain’s Powerful Approach to Strengthening Agricultural Communities

Agriculture is a critical social, economic and environmental industry to many countries around the world. Agricultural land use and management directly impacts the local environment and outcomes can mean the difference between striving or struggling local economies.  With the second largest landmass in Europe dedicated to agriculture, Spain produces produces the highest amount of olives…

The Wild World Of Carbon Offsetting

I recently attended Unleash 2019, a global innovation lab to accelerate solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals. It was held in Shenzhen, China and there were 1200 people from over 160 countries in attendance. When I first found out I was attending I was super excited and then realised the intense carbon footprint an…

The Role Of Microfinance To Change The World

There are certain people in the world who inspire others by talking about their experiences with a certain passion that agitates us to change. I was fortunate enough to hear Professor Muhammad Yunus speak at the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Conference in Montpellier recently. His story is one that challenges us to understand the…

Waste Management Tips For Hotel Owners and Guests

Guest article by Sam Reed, a content writer at PTAC4Less, an online retailer selling new and refurbished packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC units) since 2003 based in the USA. A hotel guest generates about two pounds of waste per day, according to the International Tourism Partnership, so recycling is a big deal for hotels. Not only is…

Two Easy Ways To Reduce Single Use Plastic When Buying Lunch

You wouldn't want to be single use plastic right now, it may just be the most hated object on the planet. Once it was hailed as the queen of convenience, enabling us to consume on the move, but its fall from grace now has us acting like it is the plague. Reality is though, plastic…

Baltimore Is Focusing On Food To Transform Cities For The Future

Food is the underlying lifeblood of our communities. It connects us to each other, sustains us and helps us understand more about the natural environment. Regular access to quality, healthy food directly impacts the quality of life and environment. However, there are many cities around the world who do not have systems and policies in…

Reflections From The 2019 Urban Food Policy Conference

How often do we stop to think about the importance of food in our lives? Having access to healthy, cheap and quality food is fundamental to our overall health and wellbeing. However for billions of people around the world, their cities are not set up for this. I was recently at the Milan Urban Food…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Warsaw

This was one of my favourite guides to write! Warsaw is a bustling, vibrant city with an emerging hipster scene (but not in an annoying way). They have heaps of vegan options, cute craft breweries, amazing bike paths and so many parks! The only thing I didn't love about Poland was the weather! It was…

Warsaw’s Smart Approach To City Transformation

Smart cities are becoming increasingly important as populations continue to grow which requires better management of infrastructure and resources. Cities around the world are creating smart city strategies to ensure sustainable population growth with more efficient use of resources and increased quality of life. However, a smart city strategy is not the silver bullet for…