The United Nations has declared next year the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This is timely, as it comes at an important moment. On the one hand, the international community is preparing to embrace Agenda 2030 and the new Sustainable Development Goals. On the other, we have seen stark news about the state of the natural world in 2016. Even here in the UK, it is clear that the time to act is now.
A new sustainable learning adventure due to launch this July, will offer guests the opportunity to learn through experience how to build sustainable communities, on location in the rain-forests and eco-villages of Costa Rica.
Today is the 46th annual Earth Day, and this year we are being encouraged to remember that Earth Day is more than just a single day, but a wider call to action. The theme of the campaign in 2016 is Trees for the Earth, with the launch of the most ambitious Earth Day target yet – a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide.
Deep in Thomas Hardy’s Dorset and a stone’s throw from the Jurassic Coast world heritage site is an idyllic country retreat and centre for sustainable living…
This weekend I saw for myself the conditions endured by refugees in ‘The Jungle’ in Calais, where thousands of people from some of the most troubled regions of the world gather, as they try to reach the United Kingdom in search of a better life.