Food Waste: A Global and Local Perspective

After an intense food waste moment in the Balkans I decided to research which countries are managing their food waste effectively. In Bosnia and Herzegovina I stayed at a rafting camp that was known for its delicious, traditional food. Our meals were indeed delicious however the portions were incredibly huge. Their standard meals for 1…

Mozaik’s Innovative Approach To Empower Bosnia’s Young Entrepreneurs

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country filled with beautiful, untouched nature and very welcoming, hospitable people. However their history is filled with centuries of turmoil. Walking around the streets of Sarajevo, buildings are riddled with bullet holes alongside monuments and graffiti remembering those lost in the Yugoslav war in the 1990s.  Rebuilding the country is…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Athens

Athens is a city of rich history, full of ruins and ancient artefacts. I reached Athens in mid August, expecting a bustling tourist hotspot. However it was more like a ghost town. Most of the locals leave Athens for the month of August and go abroad or to the local islands. There were still tourists…

The Laundry Service Restoring Dignity On The Streets Of Athens

As I walk through the streets of Athens in the middle of August, I expect to see droves of tourists unintentionally interfering with passive aggressive locals trying to go about their lives. However, the roads and footpaths seem quiet. I ask a waitress in a cafe where everyone is and she says ‘Everyone is on…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a fascinating place. The war from the 1990s has left challenges for the economy and society. Tourism has become a strong part of their economic recovery and bullet holes still riddle many of the prominent buildings in Sarajevo and other major cities. Although a small population of about 3.5 million people,…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Milan

Other than being the fashion capital, Milan is full of side streets with exhibitions, museums, statues and amazing food! I spent a week here exploring the interesting city and getting inspired about how they are creating a city that is ready for future trends including population growth and air pollution. Sustainable Food Around every corner…

Slow Food and the Future of Regional Communities

We all know fast food- food that is processed and made for people on the move, feeding our stomachs and busy lifestyles. However there are implications to the convenience of fast food. Some of the outcomes include poor nutrition, excessive packaging, stress on agricultural supply chains and ultimately a societal disconnection to food.  The ‘fast…

ReCreate: The Social Enterprise Inspiring Creativity and a Better Planet

Ireland has undertaken a huge transformation since the global financial crisis. In the last few years, unemployment has fallen from about 15% to 5.4% in April 2019. It is expected that unemployment will fall below 5% in the next year, which the country will deem as ‘full employment.’ In an article by the Irish Times,…

A Simple Guide To The Theory Of Change Model

The theory of change model is a practical tool to help frame the desired impact of a project or initiative. This is done by first identifying the desired long-term goals and then working back to understand the required conditions and resources required to reach it. One of the best things about the model is that…

Why Estonia is the Next Global Social Enterprise Hub

Estonia is a small nation with a big impact. For a population of 1.3 million, they are the world's only digital society, with 99% of Government services available online. This has led to a nation where technology is second nature. According to the e-Estonia website ‘There are 413 startups in Estonia. The number might seem…