Every year, World Elephant Day on 12th August brings together cause-related organisations, businesses and concerned individuals to raise awareness of, and conservation funds for, the plight of the Elephant and sustainable solutions for addressing its dwindling global wild population.Read More
Every year, World Lion Day on 10th August brings together cause-related organisations, businesses and concerned individuals to raise awareness of, and conservation funds for, sustainable solutions for addressing the global dwindling wild lion population.
Since Disney released the original version of The Lion King in 1994, Africa has lost almost half of its lions.Read More
I weave my way by bus, from Murter, an island in the Adriatic Sea, via Šibenik on the coast, to Gospić, in the mountainous region of Lika. I pass the aquamarine Adriatic, venture over bright white chalky rubble, and glide through lush green hills. Arresting varied landscapes hold my attention, so that when I arrive at my first destination, I barely notice three hours have passed.Read More
Sustainable tourism - It’s not a type of tourism (like cruise or camping), nor does it have specific destination features (like city, beach or ski). Actually, any type of tourism, be it luxury or basic, can be more sustainable.
Because it’s all about how an organisation makes its decisions on a triple bottom line basis, ie not just for maximum profit (the economic bottom line), but considering on balance people (social) and planet (environmental) impacts too, whether design, construction, energy, water, waste, staff employment, procurement, partnerships etc.
But what’s in it for you?Read More
Food is an integral part of travel. Food draws people together, represents the local culture and has stories to tell. We try different foods, cultural dining experiences, and sometimes watch and learn how our food is prepared and made as part of our travel experience. How we produce food is a reflection of our values and the joy that food can bring.
But the way much of society is currently using food is disrespectful. Reducing our excessive demands on this Earth’s resources is a necessary thing for us to do., and that includes in tourism.Read More
The UK has become the first country government to declare a climate emergency, given the impacts of man-made climate change. In the same week, a UN 3-year, 15,000-source reference, 1800-page Global Assessment of Nature has also laid the blame of biodiversity breakdown squarely on the heads of man.
But what does the simultaneous breakdown of nature and climate mean for travel?Read More
Earth Changers is delighted to have been chosen as a finalist in the NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards!
The final shortlist includes more than 30 organisations, all of whom will also be named in this year's SE100, a list of the Top 100 social businesess.Read More
Watching whales and dolphins in the wild is big business. It’s a US$2.1 billion a year industry available in over 120 countries worldwide, and represents a significant proportion of an ecotourism market that also includes wildlife safaris, diving, and birdwatching tours.
Concerns for many whale and dolphin populations highlight the need for improved standards across the world.Read More
Defra- The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced its 11 new ambassadors to champion green action, including Earth Changers’ Founder, Vicky.
I’m thrilled to be invited to represent the initiatiive, attended a kick-off reception in Parliament yesterday for its launch, and am looking forward to raising awareness of the importance of connection with our environment and nature!
Here is the Press release from Defra.Read More
If you’ve already read our article, “Sustainable Tourism, Ecotourism, Responsible Travel, Conscious Tourism... What's the Difference?” you’ll know there’s a number of closely-linked, but slightly nuanced in definition, different ethical travel ‘types’ that you can experience. But what about travel for change?Read More
Ok, so the title’s a contradiction in terms. Because if tourism is truly responsible and/or sustainable, then it won’t be greenwashing…
What is greenwashing? Why do organisations do it? What problems does it cause? How do you spot it and what different forms does it take? And what can you do about it?
Here’s the answer to these questions and more.Read More
The International Rhino Federation has released its State of the Rhino 2018 report for World Rhino Day 2018, celebrated on September 22nd every year, enabling cause-related organisations to raise awareness of the plight of the rhino and highlight its issues. #WorldRhinoDay #TeamRhinoRead More
For #ZeroWasteWeek, we thought we’d let you know what practical and cost effective steps hotels are taking to minimise waste, so you can be on the lookout for places that are doing all they can for zerowaste - or arm you with ideas for their feedback forms where you see that they could improve!Read More
When sustainability is at core, interiors reflect values, as much as external projects. Here, we’ve teamed up with Sustainable Interior Design UK to offer a designer's view of some of our destinations’ souls.Read More