How Tourism Impacts Ocean Health: Invasive Species

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.

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Uncovering Ocean Plastics : Plastic Straws

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?

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Team Canada Beach Volleyball Star pledges to #GoGreenForTheBigBlue!

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!

 

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Sustainable fashion for good

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. 

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Lessons from the Pacific: What I learned about waste from traveling in Micronesia

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.

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2017 UNWTO’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

2017 in review: United Nations World Travel Organization named 2017 “The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”. It was poised to “advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of sustainability – economic, social and environmental” as said by the then UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

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