What We Learned From Hong Kong’s Green Queen Earlier this year we traveled to Hong Kong to sit down with Sonalie Figueiras, aka “The Green Queen”. She’s the founder of Green Queen Hong Kong-one of the premier eco-wellness websites in Asia. Sonalie is a thought leader on zero-waste, sustainable living,
Alright, so there are some places where it’s totally easy to avoid using plastic…. And then there’s China. From coffee to fruit, EVERYTHING comes in plastic. Ditching plastic in China can be frustrating at times, but it’s totally doable! Here’s our top tips for breaking up with single-use plastic in China.
Ayutthaya makes for a great stopover on your way to Chiang Mai, or as a day-trip from Bangkok. The area is littered with ancient temples and ruins just begging to be explored. The best part? They are all easily accessible by bicycle. We recommend staying for a few days, but if you’re short on time this itinerary will take you to all of the best spots in Ayutthaya in a single day.
The holiday season is often a time of increased consumerism and waste, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Environmental consciousness is on the rise and it is easier than ever to find gifts that recyclable, biodegradable, or waste free. Check out our list of 10 Christmas gifts that friends and family are sure to love, and the Planet will thank you for as well.
Bohol is an eco-warrior’s dream. It has everything from pristine ocean ecosystems, waterfalls, caves, to rolling countryside. The local inhabitants have made a concerted effort to preserve the pristine beauty of their home. Locally managed initiatives include mangrove reforestation, Tarsier habitat conservation, and beach cleanups. Read more on why Bohol is one of the hottest sustainable travel destinations in Southeast Asia.
The Gili Islands have become some of the most popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia. As their popularity grew so did the stress on the local environments. As the islands started to become overwhelmed with trash, local inhabitants and foreign residents on the islands to make a stand. The three tiny islands have now become a model for how island nations around the world can fight the effects of climate change on a local level.
Cutting down on plastic while traveling can seem like a daunting proposition. There is literally plastic EVERYWHERE. Its convenience and versatility are exactly why it is so widely used around the globe. But you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by single-use plastic. These 6 quick tips will help you drastically cut down your plastic use on your next trip.
Why you should feel compelled to reduce your footprint Header Image: National Geographic It’s no secret that humans are suffocating our planet. The mere notion that this is “fake news” is simply unacceptable. From carbon emissions, to plastic and garbage pollution, mankind has now rightfully earned the title as the