Join me for this insightful conversation with director of Wolwedans Stephan, as we explore long-term thinking, the 5 Cs, food miles, and spirituality, amongst other interesting topics. Find out more about this incredible collection of sustainable camps in the middle of the world's oldest and driest desert...
Glenn Jampol is an author, farmer, speaker, and proud owner of Finca Rosa Blanca, named by National Geographic as one of the unique lodges of the world. Ever so often, it's good to look back. As the saying goes, 'The further backward you look, the further forward you can see' and that's exactly what we do with Glenn...
A growing number of initiatives by travel companies are addressing gender inequality by backing initiatives and empowering female tourism workers. Socompa adventure travel is one of the leading examples, empowering women and therefore entire communities by seeing tourism through the eyes of women...
Today, Costa Rica is known as a popular ecotourism destination, but it wasn’t always this way. Discover why Costa Rica once suffered one of the world’s worst deforestation rates and why you can't believe every 'eco' and 'sustainable' certification you see in this green paradise...
From priceless memories to some much-needed relaxation, having the means to travel is a gift. So, when our trips can restore nature, simultaneously uplift communities, and transform hearts and minds. Why settle for less? If you’re an eco-conscious traveler like me don’t visit another city hotel until you’ve seen this…
Spain is the UK's number one holiday destination. It also remains the UK's largest dolphin prison. So, I invited World Animal Protection to the series to learn more and to find out what we can all do. With over a decade of experience Katheryn is an experienced and knowledgeable animal wildlife expert.
From priceless memories to some much-needed relaxation, having the means to travel is a gift. So, when our trips can restore nature, simultaneously uplift communities, and transform hearts and minds. Why settle for less? If you’re an eco-conscious traveler like me don’t visit Majorca until you’ve seen this…
Hosting a workshop in London titled 'the hidden cost of wildlife tourism' wasn't going to be easy. But with travel giants such as TUI still profiting from dolphin cruelty and the prestigious event in close association with Spain's tourist board, I could only think of one fact to shine a light upon.
A proven problem solver, Julie's latest venture, Weeva, is set to transform the travel industry by harnessing the power of data. Find out how this exciting digital tool is already helping teams around the world and how a think tank sparked the idea.
The world of wildlife protection has long been dominated by men. But times are a-changing. And this is good news not just for women. For everyone. Borana Lodge, a rhino conservation success story is at the heart of the movement.
Experiencing the true culture of a place is an essential part of any authentic sustainable travel experience. By tasting local, seasonal food we can connect deeply with a culture. Some travelers simply call it 'living like a local'. And it lies at the heart of Ecocirer's very being.
Named ‘Africa’s most sustainable hotel’, a 5 generational family business, and 100-year-old establishment. Cottar’s is a beacon of hope for the local community and wildlife of one of Africa’s greatest wilderness areas, the Masai Mara.
I'll never forget it. It was 2008. I sat wide-eyed, cross-legged on the floor, far too close to the TV screen, tuned into a BBC special. The story of Alladale and Paul's bold vision for a wilder Scotland caught my attention from the get-go. A place where wolves could one day return captivated my heart and let my imagination run wild.
Discover 8 independently-owned sustainable hotels across Central America, that have been putting people and the planet before profit for over 20 years. Learn why Cayuga Collection puts the local community at the very heart of everything they do.
What does sustainable travel look like? And how do we justify travel in the midst of the climate crisis? How do we turn travel from being part of the problem into the solution? Join me as I go behind the scenes of one of Sri Lanka's best sustainable hotels...
Sealed with tattoo ink, every year I'm embarking on a challenging adventure that's not only great fun but helps raise funds for nature. This hike was described in a guidebook to be for ‘experienced walkers’ or ‘competent hikers’ - neither of which I was...
Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises. Its outdated theories have permitted a world of extreme and growing inequality. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures. But can it be fixed?
When climate change has driven dozens of species to extinction, will they be forgotten? Author Sophie Pavelle goes on a low-carbon journey to discover ten rare native species in Britain that could disappear by 2050 and be forgotten by the end of the century if their habitats continue to decline.
After decades of intensive agriculture, this beautifully written book describes an attempt to renew the ecosystem of a farm and bring back the wild. Wilding is about allowing the land to return to itself and the story which Isabella tells is both heart-warming and moving.
In this episode find out why rewilding doesn't necessarily begin with large swaths of wilderness or mega-toothy species like wolves but can take place just about anywhere including your back garden or balcony. As well as, new exciting ways to reconnect with nature and why it all starts with our skin.
Travel of the right kind is what opens our hearts and minds. It’s what makes us better versions of ourselves if we simply slow down and consider the positive impact of our adventures. If you believe that travel can be a force for good, you’re in the perfect place my friend.
It wasn't easy. Getting in some time for an interview with Claudio Laager, the manager of Valsana Hotel Arosa, one of the most in-demand properties in the Swiss Alps, and awarded the title of 'World's Best Green Ski Hotel', this isn't your average travel experience...
Meet owner Klaus, his wife Manuela, and kids Emma and Willi, all enjoying the pristine lake nestled on the banks of their 23-room hotel. Showcasing the places taking sustainability seriously, connecting you with the visionaries behind them... This is their story.
A myth-busting book, enjoy a fresh look at these remarkable creatures in all their breathtaking beauty and diversity! Packed with insightful scientific research, it is likely to change the way you look at our underwater cousins forever!
Our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and many of the laws we already have are not enforced. So, who will hold these governments or companies to account? Step forward a group of talented, and passionately purposeful environmental lawyers at Client Earth.
From the solar panels in Nevada to Britain's waste campaigners, gain insight into amazing things happening all over the world. Discover why the future of our planet rest in part on how we organise our cities and why the power of the law is one of our greatest allies to save the planet.
One of the most inspiring and heart-warming books I've read. The book is a wonderful collection of essays written by women at the forefront of the climate movement. It's both a balm and a guide for knowing what we need to do to save our planet.
Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature. Rasika has been a tea taster and recipe creator for the last 25 years. Passionate about sustainability since he was young, inspired from regularly visiting the biggest forest in Sri Lanka, his eco-hotel is a dream come true.
The food industry is responsible for 30% of greenhouse emissions globally, which means it’s more important than ever to eat sustainably. We’ve got some tips that will help you do this at home and on holiday!
Studies show that being by the sea is actually good for our health as it is a natural mood enhancer. But unfortunately, an influx of people at beaches can be very detrimental to the health of the sea. We have some tips to help you be kind to the seaside when on holiday.
Meet Bjorn, the CEO of Boulder Bay Eco Resort. He first went to Thailand in the late 70s and eventually found his way to Myanmar and Boulder Island. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature
Meet Nakita, the environmental manager for the island of Mustique. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago where she worked in sea turtle conservation but has worked on Mustique for three years now. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet James, the owner of Olas Tulum. He’s originally from New York but fell in love with Tulum and decided to stay there permanently. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet David and his wife Felicity. David grew up on the farm that is now Hoe Grange Holidays, and Felicity has lived there for more than thirty years. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Claudia, a manager at Comuna do Ibitipoca. When she was offered a job on the reserve, she was so happy that she could work so close to her home and spend her time outdoors, her favourite place to be. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Overtourism occurs when a destination suffers from its own success. Too many tourists can result in unhappy locals and a struggling environment. Can overtourism be stopped? Or do we just have to stop visiting these wonderful places?
Meet Chris, an award-winning nature photographer. An adventurer at heart, Chris grew up sailing around the world and spends his time leading small photo-tours to the most amazing wildlife experiences on Earth. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Are you dreaming of a beach holiday? Everybody loves the beach, but sometimes overtourism and construction can damage our beloved beaches. We’ve listed some of the eco-friendliest beaches in the world that are taking steps to make sure that they remain pristine.
Meet Juan, a biologist who works closely with Kapawi Ecolodge. He’s a strong believer in using tourism as a tool to help conservation and he loves being outdoors. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature
Meet Shireen, she Shireen finds the beauty of nature amazing; she loves walking and exploring new places. When she gets the chance, she also likes to visit the theatre. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature
Meet Douglas and his wife Insuba who own The Pavilions Himalayas. Originally, Douglas was only supposed to live in Nepal for 1 year, but 25 years later the pair run the hotel and organic farm together. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Ben, the owner of Creativhotel Luise. He is incredibly creative and always loves to be involved in a project, whether it’s DIY or gardening, or even photography. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Alex, the owner of Cristalino Lodge. He studied in Sao Paulo and Milan before going to work at the lodge, started by his mother in 1990. He is a man of many passions including art, photography and swimming. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Daniel, the vice president at Canopy Lodge. He was born in Panama but went to live in the USA for many years, when his routes began to call him, he moved back home to work with his family at the lodge. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Di, the owner of Los Castaños. She is extremely well-travelled, having lived all over the world, from Uganda to California. She even sailed halfway around the world once! Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Paula, the owner of Mallín Colorado. She is fluent in three different languages and loves to travel whenever she gets the chance to, especially in Europe! Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Astrid and Matias, they run Bahia Bustamante Lodge. They both have a passion for birds but differ in their preference of the land and sea. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Marianna, the owner of Villa Epicurea. She used to work as a photographer before being inspired to open her own eco-property. She loves yoga and meditation and going on walks to the beach. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
With so many endangered species in the world today, it’s important that we do our best to help protect wildlife where we can. We have put together a helpful list of ways you can reduce your impact on animals whilst on holiday.
With the horrifying situation of the Amazon Rainforest burning down, it’s time more people act to help stop deforestation. Rainforests are vital in slowing down global warming, and there are many things we could all do to prevent it from being destroyed.
Meet Patricia, the owner of La Almunia del Valle. She used to work in market research before she and her husband decided to change their lives. Now when they’re not running their hotel, they love to travel. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
National Parks are beautiful areas of land that are protected not only for their beauty but for their biodiversity as well. They provide a haven for wildlife and fauna and have many environmental benefits which make them worth a visit on your next holiday!
Travelling by train is great for a holiday activity, wherever you go. It allows you to admire and explore a destination more closely, not forgetting to mention the environmental benefit of this mode of travel. We’ve compiled a list of countries to explore by train so that you can see the world without leaving a carbon footprint behind.
The wind in your hair, the ground beneath your feet, the great outdoors lies ahead of you - what could be better than hiking? We’ve put together a list of places that are great for hiking because of their natural beauty and diversity.
Meet Marcus, the owner of Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge. He worked in London before being offered a six-month job in Nepal, but turned into thirty years working in the travel industry & eventually took over ownership of the lodge. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Nisha, the owner of Eco Villa. She is an avid gardener and loves learning about permaculture practices and putting them into action in her own garden and at the villa. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Horseback riding is often overlooked as a holiday activity, but in some places, it’s the best way to explore. We’ve compiled a list of the top destinations for horseback riding so that you can plan a fun eco-friendly activity for your next getaway!
The world is becoming more aware of its plastic usage, which is great for the turtles and other marine wildlife, but did you know there’s still more you can do, especially when on holiday. We’ve put together a list of ways you can go above and beyond to help the turtles.
The Great Barrier Reef, the Amazon Reef and the Tubbataha Reef are just a few of the magnificent coral reefs that decorate the earth. Pollution, coastal destruction and overfishing are the biggest contributors to this loss, and some of the chemicals present in most sunscreen lotions also cause a lot of damage to reefs.
A holiday is a perfect way to unwind and relax your mind and body, something that is so important in a world that is becoming more and more fast-paced. By making conscientious decisions to reduce and offset your carbon footprint, you can travel to your dream destinations without the guilt weighing you down.
Meet Paola, the general manager of Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas. Whether it is hiking the mountains, doing the Flamenco or enjoying traditional greek dance, she is always active. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Shelby and her husband Trey, owners at Flat Creek Ranch. Shelby is an adventure seeker! Whether it is teaching skiing or doing a tonne of horse riding she lives for travel, unique experiences and the great outdoors. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Manany & Wilson, the owners of Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge, both passionate pioneers of conservation and eco-tourism on Isabella Island. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Fernando, general manager at Hacienda Zuleta, his grandfather was president of Ecuador. Fernando describes himself as being in love with nature first and foremost. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Renee, one of the owners of Tranquilo Bay. Previously an attorney, she loves nothing more than taking the time to walk, particularly if she has any problem solving to tackle. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Vivienne or Viv for short. She is one of the owners of Daintree Wilderness Lodge and with her Italian husband they run the lodge, she also has 2 children to keep her busy. Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Behind the Green is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature. Meet Javier, General Manager of Mas Salagros in sunny Spain. He is an avid reader with history, his favourite subject, and the Roman era being, in particular, a passion of his.
Agriculture for most countries is incredibly significant, with many economies being highly dependent on it. It has helped countries in many ways, from creating employment opportunities to contributing to National Income, and of course, helping feed the world.
Meet Tim who grew up in Nepal in a safari lodge run by his parents, where he witnessed first-hand how tourism can support conservation. 'Behind the Green' is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet Paul the COO of Bawah Reserve, he works closely with the owner Tim who was born in Singapore and runs a shipping company. 'Behind the Green' is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.
Meet John, the General Manager at Fivelements. He was first introduced to Fivelements through a close friend who knew the Co-Founder, Chicco. Growing up in Denmark with a British mother and Danish father, John has spent the past 20 years based in Melbourne with his family.
Meet Daniel from Hotel Outside, son of the founder. Whether it be skiing, mountain biking or climbing, this is where he is at his happiest. 'Behind the Green' is all about giving you more insight into the places we feature.