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…

Meet Some Swedish World Changers!

Sweden is a hive of activity when it comes to social impact and environmental sustainability. I asked a local about the recycling situation in Sweden and he responded ‘We take recycling so seriously that it is almost an Olympic sport.’ The pride and passion of social impact and environmental sustainability seem to be ingrained in…