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…

Budva is Leading the Balkans in the Zero Waste Race

Montenegro, along with many other Balkan countries is becoming a hot summer tourist destination. With beautiful beaches, cheap prices and great local people, it is a new and exciting place to explore. For recovering economies, tourism is a lucrative industry as it provide jobs and injects funds into local communities. However, for many cities, local…

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…

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…

Beyond Meat: The Future of Protein is Here

All of my close family and friends know one thing about me, I love meat! However since starting Planet B Insights (and for sporadic periods prior) I became a vegetarian. This is due to the heavy contribution the meat production industry has on climate change. As our planet faces more challenges with growing population, rise…

The Zone Of Hope: How Virtual Reality is Visualising Climate Change

The Aigües de Barcelona (Barcelona Water Authority) are behind the latest virtual reality experience in Barcelona, called The Zone of Hope. However this one has a twist. It is a virtual reality experience about climate change that allows you to travel in time and understand the environmental impacts in 2038, 2068 and 2093. Naturally, this…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Portugal

Portugal has bounced back pretty strongly from the global financial crisis, with employment going from about 16% in the peak to just over 6% today. The streets are bustling with tourists which has great implications for the economy, but challenges for locals. About 20% of their GDP comes from tourism so the country needs tourists,…

Sustainable Travel Guide: London

London...The world's most expensive city... Or at least that is the title I am giving it. I spent about 2 weeks there and had the amazing opportunity to meet with a range of leaders from across the business sector who are committed to driving sustainable change in their work. I also had enough time to…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Berlin

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Where do I even start? On every street corner of Berlin there seems to be a vegan, up-cycled, sustainable, organic and socially responsible shop of some description. I was in heaven!!! Spending just over a week walking through the streets of Berlin and meeting locals, I got a good sense of the sustainability scene. However,…