The River Cottage brand has become known in organic circles as a pioneer of the ‘grow your own’ movement. The practises adopted at River Cottage have been so successful that the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has awarded the business the highest award possible, making it the most sustainable restaurant in the UK.
While trying to figure out how I can make this blog/website slightly more personal I thought I’d try a new move – a blog within a blog. So here we are… welcome to the first post of Ed’s blog, and that’s Ed as in editor, I haven’t just taken to calling myself Edward!
Credit cards issued by banks that believe in environmental responsibility exist, giving customers a chance to use an eco-friendly credit card that offers donations to environmental charities rather than offering airline miles or cash back. Check out the 5 top credit cards linked with environmental charities and start to live a more eco-friendly life.
Calling all travellers and budding travel bloggers. Want to share your travel stories? Now is your chance, and for your troubles you will be in the running to win one of six amazing ecotourism experiences.
If you’re new to Eco Traveller you will have missed some of our most popular posts, so to save you time rummaging through the site we’ve collated them here. All you need to do is click on the title and read. Enjoy!
The British Government’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a distance based tax imposed on passengers when they book their airfare. It could add an extra AU$90 onto the cost of an economy flight from Sydney to London. Ouch! It may also encourage travellers to move outside the UK in order to find cheaper flights that use airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol, and possibly avoid using airlines to travel to mainland Europe.
When Rex Weyler, co-founder of Greenpeace International, was told by an old Hungarian fortune teller at the 1981 Vancouver Folk Festival that “red hollyhocks growing above the hedge” would be extremely important for him, he was mystified, but believed the prediction to be more metaphorical in nature than real.
If you’re a regular traveller, you’ll more than likely have been asked at some point on your travels: “What would you never travel without?” Time and time again you’ll hear the usual suspects creep into the conversation. Here we give you the green alternative to some of the most popular travel ‘must-haves’.