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Environment & Sustainability

The deceiving art of greenwashing

The deceiving art of greenwashing

As consumers become more aware of the environmental and social impact of products, a whole new market of sustainable products is opening up. While this drives some companies to improve their products, others use the new market to ‘greenwash’ their products. What is greenwashing, and why is it so bad?
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The KonMari Method 2.0; new and improved

The KonMari Method 2.0; new and improved

While Marie Kondo's method for tidying up homes conquers the world, it has been criticised for failing to address the environmental problems of decluttering. Time for the KonMari Method 2.0.
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The corrupting effect of voluntourism

The corrupting effect of voluntourism

Going abroad and helping to dig a water well, build an orphanage, or teach English to local kids. Sounds noble, right? Maybe even heroic? Unfortunately, while ‘voluntourism’ is becoming more and more popular, it often does more damage than good. 
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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

Decreasing your environmental footprint, contributing to a fairer society, fighting against poverty, and keeping our oceans clean. Saving the world can be overwhelming sometimes. Luckily, the UN Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World might offer some answers.
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San Jose Calderas; Volcanoes and community development

San Jose Calderas; Volcanoes and community development

How to use tourism to foster sustainable and inclusive growth for a local community? San Jose Calderas, a small village in rural Guatemala, seems to have figured it out. We paid the village a visit, hiked the awesome Acatenango volcano, and found out how it is done.
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Going zero waste: what, why and how?

Going zero waste: what, why and how?

Zero waste is one of those environmental and lifestyle movements that has been gathering steam lately. But what is it exactly? Why would you take on such a challenge? And how would you start?
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Environment & Sustainability

The deceiving art of greenwashing

As consumers become more aware of the environmental and social impact of products, a whole new market of sustainable products is opening up. While this drives some companies to improve their products, others use the new market to ‘greenwash’ their products. What is greenwashing, and why is it so bad?

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The KonMari Method 2.0; new and improved

While Marie Kondo's method for tidying up homes conquers the world, it has been criticised for failing to address the environmental problems of decluttering. Time for the KonMari Method 2.0.

The corrupting effect of voluntourism

Going abroad and helping to dig a water well, build an orphanage, or teach English to local kids. Sounds noble, right? Maybe even heroic? Unfortunately, while ‘voluntourism’ is becoming more and more popular, it often does more damage than good. 

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

Decreasing your environmental footprint, contributing to a fairer society, fighting against poverty, and keeping our oceans clean. Saving the world can be overwhelming sometimes. Luckily, the UN Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World might offer some answers.

San Jose Calderas; Volcanoes and community development

How to use tourism to foster sustainable and inclusive growth for a local community? San Jose Calderas, a small village in rural Guatemala, seems to have figured it out. We paid the village a visit, hiked the awesome Acatenango volcano, and found out how it is done.

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Going zero waste: what, why and how?

Zero waste is one of those environmental and lifestyle movements that has been gathering steam lately. But what is it exactly? Why would you take on such a challenge? And how would you start?