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A TRULY SUSTAINABLE FLOATING TINY HOME
This is Wikkleboat, a group of five, sustainable tiny homes in the centre of Rotterdam! Both a unique stay and comfortable experience, we loved staying here knowing that sustainability is at the heart of everything. These modular homes are not only sleek, but are mullti-functional too! With beds that are stored in the walls, expandable dining tables to be multi-purposed as conference tables, and windows that can serve as television screens when used with projectors! The possibilities are endless!
Dolomites Road Trip
ROADTRIPPING THROUGH THE ITALIAN DOLOMITES
Come along with us as we road trip through one of Europe’s most breathtaking mountain ranges, the Dolomites! Located in Northern Italy, and stretching along the border with Switzerland and Austria, the Dolomite Mountains are home to jaw-dropping peaks, iridescent lakes, hilltop meadows, and even Italy's first vegetarian and vegan hotels! This is the EV-powered summer road trip of dreams!
A TRULY SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO PALM OIL
This lab in New York City is saving our planet's rainforests! C16 Biosciences has created a truly sustainable alternative to palm oil using yeast! Palm oil is in 50% of supermarket products, from peanut butter to soap and snacks. And in order to harvest palm oil, humans have been destroying our rainforests to plant this mono crop, killing wildlife, creating slave-like working conditions, and accelerating climate change. C16 Bioscience's alternative is saving lives!
The Ultimate cycle trip from amsterdam, netherlands to dunkirk, france
In collaboration with our friends at Tenways e-Bike, we set off on a two week cycle trip across the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France. Visiting 7 major cities along the way, as well as enjoying the beautiful countryside, we stayed in tiny homes, on boats and in sustainable hotels, as well as visited a range of eco projects. So come along with us as we enjoy this beautiful part of the world.
The most sustainable ski trip in the swiss alps
This week, we traveled to Switzerland on one of our most sustainable adventures yet! We took trains from London to Switzerland, with our goal of showing you that you can enjoy the beauty of the natural places like the Swiss Alps, while also creating as close to zero carbon emissions as possible. We also aim to highlight the different ways that the people of Switzerland are reducing the environmental impact of all who visit and live there. So come join us as we embark on the world’s most sustainable ski trip!
Sustainable Ski Trip
Rewilding Europe is an incredible organisation working to 'rewild' various ecosystems across Europe. This means that the organisation is working to reinstate vital species in diverse ecosystems in order to support the balance of nature. In this episode, we travelled to Bulgaria to see the incredible work the RE team are doing in the country's vast and beautiful Rhodope Mountains, reintroducing vultures, bison, and deer.
THE EARTHSHOT PRIZE 2022
This is the world’s biggest environmental prize! We travelled to Boston, one of America’s most sustainable cities, to learn more about why this city was chosen to host the 2022 Earthshot prize! Five finalists (one from each category) will be awarded £1 million each to further their work in conservation.
The categories are 1) Protect and Restore Nature 2) Clean Our Air 3) Revive Our Oceans 4) Build A Waste-Free World, and 5) Fix Our Climate. The prize title was inspired by US President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot, or goal to reach the moon within the decade (1960s), and was created using a similar sentiment, encouraging all people to come together for the sake of global progress.
In this episode of our Sustainable Travel Guide series, we stayed at the most amazing eco hotel; checked out the world’s first fully solar-powered yachts; ate delicious vegan food; and explored a six million year old cave system!
We hope to inspire you to see the more sustainable side of these major travel destinations. We can’t wait to show you where we are heading next! We definitely did not cover all of Mallorca, as there’s plenty more of this beautiful Balearic Island to explore, but whether you have two days or two weeks, it’s worth seeing.
Mallorca Sus Guide
The truth about costa rica
In this film, we take you along with us on our three-week journey travelling along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, visiting incredible green projects, meeting inspiring people, and finding surprising room for progress.
This beautiful country and people showed us the meaning of Pura Vida, and the positive impact that intentional living can have on culture, people, and the environment.
Truth about CR
HEART OF THE WILD:
AFRICA'S WILDLIFE RANGERS
In association with Tusk Trust, Going Green Media's first feature documentary follows the wildlife rangers of Tembo Team 3 within Kenya's Tsavo National Park, where they protect endangered species, mitigate human-wildlife conflict, and educate the community on the importance of adopting a culture for conservation.
Special thanks to Tsavo Trust and Nick Maughan Foundation for your support in telling this story.
ALEGRÍA: COSTA RICA'S ECO-VILLAGE OF THE FUTURE
Nestled in the hills of San Mateo, Costa Rica, Alegría Village serves as a prime example of what a self-sustaining, community-driven, and regenerative future looks like. Made up of native 'Ticos' and foreigners from over 32 countries, Alegría Village is offering an alternative solution to living in a modern world, while still being at one with the surrounding environment.
TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH: SAVING COSTA RICA'S EXOTIC WILDLIFE
Since its start in 2004, The Toucan Rescue Ranch has rescued, released, or given permanent homes to thousands of animals native to Costa Rica. Many of these animals were rescued from the illegal exotic pet trade, or were victims of deforestation and human encroachment on habitats. Come along with us as we learn more about the wildlife TRR protects, and the people behind the scenes who make it all happen.
Toucan Rescue Ranch
SAVING FLORIDA (& THE WORLD'S) CORAL REEFS
Coral reefs are one of the most vital components of maintaing the health of our oceans! These "lungs of the ocean", however, are under direct threat due to climate change, ocean acidification, temperature rise, and pollution. This is creating mass biodiversity loss and "coral graveyards" around the world. We travelled to Key Largo, Florida, USA to visit the Coral Restoration Foundation, the largest coral restoration organisation in the world doing its part to save these essential creatures!
5 New inventions saving the world| European inventor award 2022
In partnership with the European Patent Office, we take a look at five inventions changing the world with their inventions, benefitting wildlife and mankind alike. From floating solar farms to AI-driven waste-sorting technology, these inventions are revolutionising the technology, industry, medicine and social justice spheres.
Mykonos sustainable travel guide: Inside greece's 1st vegan hotel
Serving as the first location of our latest Sustainable Travel Guide series, Mykonos proves to be an island rich in history, mythology, culture, and a growing sustainable tourism sector. On this trip, we're taking you with us to see how to take in all the sites Mykonos has to offer, while also showing you some incredible places, paving the way for a more sustainable way of life on Europe's most expensive island.
Inside one of the most sustainable buildings in the world
The Olympic Headquarters, known as Olympic House, in Lausanne, Switzerland, is one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, holding three sought-after sustainability credentials, including LEED Platinum. It is an incredible feat of sustainable architecture using the highest quality green building materials and local support in design and construction. Olympic House boasts a truly conscientious workspace, while still ensuring a welcoming atmosphere for both employees and visitors.
FUTUREBUILD EXHIBITION 2022
What will the buildings of the future look-like? We took a trip to the Futurebuild Exhibition in London to find out exactly what the homes, offices, and schools of the future could look like. From engineering to construction, architecture and conservation, Futurebuild looks to inspire the transformational change that is needed to push industry toward net-zero by showcasing some of the most innovative materials and technologies that are making a breakthrough today.
Amazing OFF-GRID ECO-HOMES
Let us take you around the world to visit some of the most sustainable, off-grid homes. In this video, we assessed the design and build of each, and learned how we can all be more resourceful to reduce our impact on the planet. Although living off-grid can be challenging and requires an environmental learning curve, it can have numerous positive benefits like conserving energy, reducing living costs, and helping people feel more connected to nature.
Off-grid eco homes
WHAT makes a city sustainable?
We take a look at the world's most sustainable cities to find out how they were created. After the overwhelming response we got from of our first sustainable cities video, it was suggested that we should make a follow-up video to dive deeper into the key aspects that are needed to create a truly sustainable city.
PLASTIC PACKAGING MADE FROM SEAWEED
We visited Notpla, a company that is challenging plastic pollution by creating edible and biodegradable packaging using seaweed. Seaweed and other plants are 100% biodegradable and can break down in weeks, making them a great sustainable packaging alternative to plastic. Notpla is a company dedicated to innovation and improving the market of single use packaging through the use of their revolutionary plant-based material.
Miami's exotic fruit farm
Homestead, Florida, USA
Welcome to Miami Fruit, an exotic fruit farm in South Florida dedicated to providing a huge variety of tropical fruits to people all over the United States, in a sustainable way. We had the chance to be given a tour of the farm by owners Rane and Edelle to learn more about the wide variety of fruits they had on offer. Here they grow cacao, rare bananas, mangos, sapote, passionfruit, dragonfruit, avocados, egg fruit and many more!
VISIT THE UK'S 1ST ECO TOWN
Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK
We visited Elmsbrook, the UK's first eco town, with highly sustainable, Passivhaus standard buildings and homes. This is a pioneering development with 400 highly energy efficient homes, creating one of the UK's first truly zero carbon communities. With solar panels lining each rooftop, green areas covering 40% of the land to encourage biodiversity, advanced waste collection technologies, and various eco-transport options, Elmsbrook has really set the standard for the future of developing.
INSIDE ONE OF THE UK'S MOST ADVANCED RECYCLING CENTRES
Southwark, London, UK
Veolia's Southwark Recycling Centre is committed to waste and carbon reduction. With only one percent of the waste going to landfill, haven't you ever wondered what happens to your empty tins or yogurt cups after they get picked up from your recycling bin? We spoke with the centre's Director of Sustainable Technology to learn about the DOs and DON’Ts of recycling, covering everything from wish-cycling, to the issue of soft plastics like cling film, and more!
Biodiversity - WHat is it? and why is it important?
Biodiversity is an essential part of the solution to climate change and it is the term used to define the variety of all life on Earth. The greater the biodiversity, the more secure life on earth is. Everything from the plants and animals that live here, to the habitats and climates in which they live contribute to the biodiverse and rich planet we live on. For this video, we headed back to the Eden Project in Cornwall to learn more about biodiversity and the ways in which you can help the natural world.
VIs island Wearactive adventure retreat
This past week, we called the idyllic Croatian island of Vis home, while we experienced the eco-active retreat, WearActive. Alongside the island's inherently sustainable ethos, owners Craig and Xania have managed to turn their passion for plant-based living and enjoying the outdoors into a retreat for everyone to come and enjoy the simple life.
Ecocirer mallorcan Healthy stay
We had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Ecocirer Healthy Stay in Sóller, Mallorca. For ultimate relaxation, vegan and vegetarian nutrient-focused breakfasts made with homegrown ingredients, this idyllic destination allows both parents and children alike to take a step back, and reconnect with nature through the beautiful landscape around them.
Experiencing off-grid, sustainable van life
We experienced sustainable, self-sufficient living in Devon, UK. We thoroughly enjoyed our adventures living on the lush open farmland of southwest England, and would highly recommend it to rediscover nature, and to disconnect from the outside world for a few days...or forever!
WWF UK HQ - THE LIVING PLANET CENTRE
This is one of the world's most sustainable buildings! The WWF UK's Living Planet Centre is a fantastic example of green architecture and sustainable construction. The eco-friendly building was designed with eco-mindedness, and local environmental conscientiousness in mind.
Livin planet centre
We visited some of the world's most sustainable cities to find out which of them can claim the title of the most sustainable city in the world. Each city prioritises balancing its history and culture(s) with green architecture & sustainable developments that have the potential to save our future. From Copenhagen to Singapore to Songdo, each city focuses on innovations large and small with both the short- and long-term in mind!
World's Most Sustainable City
Have you ever wanted to stay in an upcycled private jet or UFO? Located in the heart of the countryside, Apple Camping offers glamping experiences unlike any other. Here, childhood dreams can become reality, while also allowing guests to take a break in nature, and relish in the beauty of open fields, expansive coastlines, and summer sunshine.
These two shops in East London are both completely plastic-free to help you shop with the planet, and your budget in mind! Filled with ethical, vegan and sustainable home products and food items to help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, these zero-waste shops offer both an uplifting culture
Zero waste shops
Feeding the future at an underground vertical farm
As the global population continues to explode, the need for farms to mass produce food is ever-growing. This has the potential to create a number of issues for existing methods of food production, forcing food growers to begin to think outside the box: enter vertical farming. By growing food vertically, resources including land, labour, and time can all be saved, while allowing farms like Greens For Good to maximise taste and nutrients.
Greens fo Good
Green buildings saving
Can design help save the world? We visited the World's Greenest Buildings to see if eco design innovations can help transform cities into carbon-neutral havens. By incorporating nature, renewable technologies and climate change solutions into their buildings, eco-architects are taking the first steps toward fighting for our future.
Green buildings saving the world
Copenhill: The outdoor sport power plant
Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark
CopenHill is a project designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group, and completed in 2017. In 2019, we visited CopenHill to witness why it's called the world cleanest waste to energy powerplant. The roof of the plant was designed to be used as the ultimate outdoors activity space in an otherwise flat Copenhagen.
The living, Breathing walls of the world
In this video we visit some of the best examples of living plant walls and look at the many benefits they provide us and the planet. These plant walls are becoming increasingly popular in major cities, and offer hope that the sustainable architecture of the future will have green walls and vertical gardens fully integrated.
WWF 2000 km cycle across europe in support of the amazon emergency appeal
London, UK to Venice, Italy
Over the course of 30 days in the summer of 2020, Ben and his friend Austin bike-packed across Europe in the aim of completing their 2000km long distance cycle. Travelling and camping in over nine countries, the team's goal was to raise £2,000 for WWF's Amazon Emergency Appeal, protecting the rainforest from the fires that ravaged that spring and summer. Ben and Austin's incredible journey ended up raising £2,600, and immeasurable awareness for the plight of the Amazon.
The eden project
The Eden Project in England holds the world's largest greenhouse! The project was set up to show its visitors the importance of saving the world's rainforests and the biodiversity therein. The Eden Project is constructed using huge geodesic domes which hold two biomes, one holding the indoor rainforest and the other holding an array of mediterranean plants.
The modern eco village
South London, UK
The BedZED (Beddington Zero Energy Development) eco village is a sustainable housing development based in Hackbridge, London that boasts not only green building design, but lush green spaces, rooftop wind turbines to generate clean energy, and lush communal spaces available for growing food and gathering.
Shipping container cities
As the tiny house movement continues to grow rapidly, and as more container buildings are being constructed around the world, one must ask, "Is this the future of sustainable architecture?" In this video we visited a range of shipping container projects, including Buck Street Market and Container City in London, in order to investigate the potential for growth in the future.
Shipping Container Buildings
Farms of the future
We went inside a vertical farm to see exactly how vertical farming works. Well we went inside an urban farm in London to see how sustainable agriculture is being brought into the city. Will we be growing all of our food indoors in the future? Quite possibly if they taste this good!
LDN vert farm
Is bamboo the super building material?
Bamboo is said to be the most sustainable building material in the world, so we took a trip to Bali to learn more about how it could help save the world. The rapidly renewable, carbon-neutral material has the potential to be a key in the fight against climate change. From eco-friendly products to sustainably designed green homes, bamboo is a material that has endless green potential, being realised especially in Ubud, Bali at the Green School and Green Village, where innovative architecture is using bamboo instead of concrete.
The wind farm argument
What are the pros and cons of wind turbines? Many people worry about the effects that renewable energy can have on the surrounding environment. Some claim that they can be noisy, harm landscapes and destroy biodiversity. We visited Frodsham Wind Farm, one of the largest onshore wind farms in the UK to see if renewable energy and nature can coexist in the same place.
Smart green buildings
Smart building technology is helping to save the world. This video will show you how architecture and technology can work together to help save our planet and combat climate change. Featuring: Media TIC, Barcelona; Capita Green, Singapore; Bloomberg HQ, London; The Edge, Amsterdam.
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