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Are These The Top 10 Most Eco-Friendly Tourist Attractions?

5 Mins Read Every space and place has its impact on the planet, and tourist destinations, the places which are visited by millions of people everyday for their appeal and beauty, have their fair share of positive and negative outcomes on our environment.  A report from The World Count reveals that 5% of total greenhouse gas emissions are […]

Vegan On A Budget: 5 Easy Tips To Save Money During Covid-19

4 Mins Read COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes to our lifestyle, moreover, it has enabled us to rethink ways through which we can make our lives healthier and more cherishing. According to a recent report from Nestle, the sales of plant-based alternatives increased by 40% compared to other categories. The pandemic made people realize the hazardous outcomes of animal-based […]

Q&A: Cariuma Co-Founder Fernando Porto On The Rise Of Sustainable Sneakers

4 Mins Read Founded in 2018, Cariuma is a Rio-based sneaker startup founded by David Python and Fernando Porto, two former executives in the luxury footwear industry who left their roles to create a new brand that put sustainability first. Choosing to reinvent the sneaker game with their eco ethos, Cariuma’s range of shoes are designed to be […]

GreenFest Returns To Hong Kong To Unite Youths & Dive Into Circular Solutions

4 Mins Read After its first edition in 2018, GreenFest is returning to Hong Kong for its second festival this year to bring together the city’s younger generation and spotlight key sustainability issues. Held virtually on November 28-29, the two-day event co-hosted by Hysan and urban farming academy Rooftop Republic will be centred on the topic “Close the […]

TreeCard: World’s First Wooden Debit Card Plants Trees With Every Spend

3 Mins Read There’s now a way to plant trees with every single payment you make, thanks to a new debit card called TreeCard. Backed by Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees, TreeCard is the world’s first wooden debit card – and it redirects 80% of its profits to forest restoration projects across the world.  Founded by […]

Hong Kong Siblings Launch First Ever Compostable Adaptogenic Coffee Capsules

3 Mins Read Hong Kong and Australia-based siblings Herman, Sharon and Chamani Wong started Beams Coffee after a stressful experience that saw Herman go through heart surgery, when the trio decided to create a brand “allows everyone to take control of their own health”. Launched this October, Beams Coffee’s first beta collection offers coffees that have been enriched […]

Thai App Yindii Matches Consumers w/ Discount Boxes That Fight Food Waste

3 Mins Read Bangkok-based startup Yindii has just launched a new mobile app that will help combat food waste in the city. It connects consumers with restaurants and cafés, who will offer “flash sales” on the platform to purchase food that would otherwise go to waste for a discounted price. Users can choose to pick up their orders […]

Corona Beer Launches ‘Paradise Advisor’ To Support Colombian Eco Tourism Amid Pandemic

2 Mins Read Beer brand Corona has recently introduced Paradise Advisor in Colombia, a new platform showcasing eco-friendly accommodation across the country to encourage local sustainable travel. Running on a similar business model as online vacation rental marketplace Airbnb, Paradise Advisor shows users the different sustainable aspects of participating Colombian hotels in a bid to revive the hard-hit […]

Health & Sustainability A Priority For Asian Consumers But Cost & Ease Remain Still A Barrier

3 Mins Read A newly released global public opinion study has found that the majority of people around the world are now willing to adopt healthy and sustainable behaviours, especially in Asia. However, there remains key impediments to action, with the main barriers being the perceived difficulty of making planet-positive changes as well as affordability, a consideration that […]

Zero Waste Boozing? Hong Kong’s First Closed Loop Bar Penicillin To Open Doors

2 Mins Read Hong Kong’s first-ever bar operating using a closed-loop model of production is slated to open this month. Called Penicillin, the sustainable bar will offer an entire menu of minimal-waste cocktails made with locally sourced or upcycled ingredients, contrasting the traditionally wasteful F&B industry. Named after the antibiotics developed in the 1940s that represented a milestone […]

8 Fun Facts You Should Know About The World’s First Vegan Museum

4 Mins Read Last month, the National Vegetarian Museum in Chicago changed its name to The Vegan Museum to better reflect the organisation’s mission to promote vegan lifestyles for health, the environment and all animals. It represents the only institution of its kind, dedicated to documenting the deep and rich history of the vegetarian movement in the U.S. with […]

The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts You Need To Listen To Now

4 Mins Read Are you a podcast fan yet? Or maybe you’re exploring this format for your daily commute but you are not sure where to start? Given that sustainability is now taking center stage in media headlines (and rightfully so), it’s no surprises that some awesome audio shows have popped up to discuss the most important topic […]

Natural Fitness: How To Be A Zero Waste Trail Runner

6 Mins Read Trail running, already one of the most popular sports with a growing community in Hong Kong and throughout Asia, is gaining additional momentum amid travel restrictions this year. While experienced athletes are taking on numerous running challenges as a replacement for canceled races, many beginners and amateurs are hitting the trails to explore and get […]

Greenwashing In Fashion Is On The Rise, Here’s How To Spot It

7 Mins Read By: Durva Simone Bose Greenwashing in fashion is on the rise. Learn more about what it means and how you can tell the difference between a genuinely conscious brand and and one that is just ‘performing’ sustainability. There’s been an increasing amount of buzz around the terms ‘sustainable’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘natural’, in everything from fashion […]