Boracay island in The Philippines was once a paradise destination for local and international visitors, totaling an annual amount of 2 million tourist arrivals per year. Although, Boracay's closure in 2018 serves as a prime example of what can happen to a beautiful destination if tourism remains unsustainable and unregulated. Continue reading to find out more about the closure of Boracay has had a silver lining for locals and has generated hope for the future tourism prospects on the island.Read More
This week Sea Going Green got the chance to talk with IamStrawless (Arian Lurie) on the "going strawless” movement which is making waves in Amsterdam and around the globe!
Read more to see what inspired the creation of IamStrawless, how the movement has caught fire and the importance of engaging the hospitality and tourism industries to embrace sustainable alternatives.Read More
Around the world tourism figures have been on the rise due to unprecedented global mobility, which has allowed for travelers to explore prized tourist destinations such as Croatia. Yet, does it come at a cost and if so, who will be the ones responsible to regulate tourism development?
This week’s blog post will reflect on the positive and negative aspects that tourism has brought to Croatia concluding with an analysis on the ways that Government officials, stakeholders and local communities can keep tourism growth and development in line with local and environmental regulations especially on island destinations and the coastline.Read More
PLAs have been heralded around the world as a renewable, plant based, biodegradable alternative to petroleum based plastics. Made from fermented plant starch, the plastic is said to be “carbon neutral” and “non-toxic.” However, this is far from the truth. Critics and experts around the world have brought to light that the renewable alternative is not as environmentally friendly as one might have thought.
In this week’s post, we reveal the hidden reality of PLA plastics. Read to find out the truth!Read More
The future of the oceans is in our hands; here are some of the biggest takeaways from the Volvo Ocean Summit. If you follow our instagram @seagoinggreen, you will know that our team here at Sea Going Green was fortunate enough to attend the final and capstone Volvo Ocean Summit in Den Haag. Alongside industry experts, academics, and the racers them selves, we participated in the world’s premier platform to bring about action regarding ocean health.Read More
What does the ocean mean to a surfer ? To celebrate International Surf Day, this blog will look into the transformation of “surf culture” and how it has reflected the societal transformations and environmental concerns since the 1950s. By channeling their passion for the ocean, surfers are leading a movement for transformative change to protect the future of their sport.
Communities and organisations around the world are making an effort to develop sustainable marine tourism to preserve their heritage. Fogo Island, along with the Shorefast Foundation, provides an ideal example for how we as residents, travellers, and entrepreneurs can support and develop sustainable tourism.
Read more about the efforts that are being made on Fogo Island to integrate tourism into the local community and culture.Read More
We are excited to announce that we have partnered up with We Are On A Boat ! Imagine an airbnb for sustainable boats..
Read more about this amazing eco-friendly and clean energy boat-sharing initiative and how they are promoting voluntourism/sustainable tourism in this interview with Ally Dragozet (CEO & Founder of Sea Going Green) and Tiago Varandas (Founder of We Are On A Boat).
Photo by @soelyachts
We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Wildenest , an online blog and webshop promoting sustainable living and ocean conservation.
Read more about the amazing initiative of Wildenest and how they are promote eco-living!
While most of us are at least aware of the potential consequences that our actions have on the state of the ocean, many of us do not fully understand the scale of its impact.
In this blog post we’ll take a look at 3 reasons why the ocean is important in our everyday lives. The list is truly endless, but these examples provide a few major reasons to #GoGreenForTheBigBlue.Read More
This week on the blog we interview the founders of Sailors for Sustainability!
These 2 sailors are sailing around the world looking for sustainable solutions that are making the world a better place, read on to hear about their journey thus far.Read More
When planning our next holiday, we always make sure we have the essentials. We might even make a checklist of all the things we need and all the places we’re going to see. But do any of us really think about how our trip might affect the local community of our holiday destination?
This week on the blog we have one of our environmental consultants Molly Manwill writing about her experience setting up a Lang Tengah Turtle Watch project where hotel guests can sponsor a turtle nest! Read more to find out how conservation and tourism can go hand in hand!Read More
When we visit magical destinations, we never think about how they are changing in front of our eyes.
However, as tourist activity has increased over the last few decades, many of these beautiful natural wonders have suffered.One reason for this is invasive species. These are animals and plants that are introduced to new environments either intentionally or unintentionally.Read More
As you lay on the beach, relaxing and soaking up the sunshine, enjoying your holiday or weekend
getaway or gap year adventure, you reach over and take a sip from your refreshing drink. But have you ever thought twice about what happens to that straw you are using. Have you ever been eco-conscious while abroad?
We are excited to announce our first Sea Going Green Ambassador ! Melissa will be spreading awareness about the need and importance of sustainable tourism globally throughout the year, notably at the Commonwealth games in Australia this April ! Read our interview with Melissa and why she decided to take the pledge and more!
Australian made and owned, Solsoya is an activewear label with a difference. Promoting a healthy mind, body and planet, Solsoya aims to make a difference by being part of the change.
Solsoya is shifting consumer awareness, surrounding slow and sustainable fashion. Solsoya uses a unique fabric of regenerated plastic bottle, fishing net, old carpet and clothing fibres. Bold colours recognisable to the label emanate a sense of lighthearted fun, appealing to the wearers inner child and reminding them not to take this life game too seriously.
Join Solsoya as they pave the way for labels and consumers to act and live consciously on our one precious planet.Read More
I used to never think about trash. As a Western city dweller, it is easy to remain in blissful ignorance of garbage: where it comes from, where it goes. The only brain cells devoted to trash were for mindless separation, and remembering to take the seperated bags out before they got too full. Otherwise convenience (or a frustrated roommate) takes over, and everything ends up in the general bin.Read More
Sometimes, our dream vacations can have serious negative consequences on the environment. Though we dream of splashing in the waves with dolphins and seeing coral reefs up close, the reality is that the effects of these actions can long outlive our enjoyment of them.Read More
As we all know when the sun is shining it’s time to slather on the sunscreen and protect ourselves
from sunburn and potential skin cancer, but have you ever thought about the affect the sunscreen is having on the marine environment?