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…

The Global Pact Saving Our Urban Food System

Today, just over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. According to the United Nations, by 2050 this is expected to grow to almost 70 percent with an additional 2.4 billion urban dwellers worldwide. Currently, global cities account for 3 percent of land mass but are responsible for the majority of resource consumption…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Helsinki

After docking the trusty old 'Viking' ferry, it was time for me to explore my next stop, Helsinki. I battled like nothing else trying to navigate my big blue bag through the cobblestone streets and found myself repeatedly cursing my decision to switch from backpack to wheely suitcase. It was all worth it in the…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Stockholm

'Sometimes we joke that our children are owned by the state and we just borrow them.' A local shared this anecdote with me after telling how his children have to do an annual survey that asks about their food habits at home. If the school deems that they are not eating healthy enough then a…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Tokyo

Debating which ramen I should buy in a Tokyo supermarket, an older Japanese lady decided it was the perfect time to start a conversation. She spoke in very fast Japanese about how the Fukushima disaster has changed agriculture in Japan and means that a lot of food is now imported from overseas. She looked at…