Posts tagged sustainability
6 Companies That Converted Ocean Pollution into Innovative Products

Did you know that almost every piece of plastic ever made is still on the planet in some form or another? Plastic production globally is expected to be more than 3 hundred million tons. By 2050, when the population explodes to almost 10 billion people, it’s expected that plastic production will triple. The problem with that is that today, only a fraction of the plastic we produce is recycled.

In this week’s blog, we’ll take a look at 6 different brands that are incorporating marine plastics into their practices and retail products. We hope that this will inspire more brands to use ocean plastic in the creation of their products!

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Metamorfosa: Building a community for ocean sustainability

In this week’s blog we’ll be showcasing an upcoming documentary series by Gemtrack Travel called Positive Pioneers, and in particular Metamorfosa: an episode highlighting a village in Indonesia that has come together to restore its natural beauty including its surrounding waters and coral reefs.

The documentary shows the dedication that the community has committed to bringing their 5 km of local reefs back to life as well as the solution of building the relationships between all the levels of society to make projects like this replicable and successful in areas around the world!

Beautiful both visually and in its story, this documentary is awaiting its highly anticipated release at the end of this month, so take a look at this blog for a preview and stay tuned for its release! In the meantime also check out the documentary website here to learn more about this project and how you can support it!

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Women4Oceans: Bridging the Gap by Empowering Sustainability Heroes

This week Sea Going Green will dive into the topic of bridging the gap for women working towards ocean conservation by facilitating awareness about gender equality to encourage women to be a part of the solution, no matter what their educational background, ethnicity or socioeconomic status is.

For Farah of Women4Oceans, bridging the gap means empowering women to get a seat at the table allowing them to gain equal exposure and recognition for their efforts in ocean conservation.

Check out the rest of the blog to hear more about Farah’s motivation for starting Women4Oceans as well as projects and initiatives that they are doing to promote female visibility!

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What’s the ‘real’ cost of that lobster on your plate? Tips to avoid unsustainable seafood.

If you’re like me, you love seafood and probably won’t stop eating it anytime soon. But, do you really know where it comes from, and what kind of impact it has on the environment?

What if I told you that some of the lobster you eat could be causing irreversible damage to our ocean’s most threatened species? In this post you’ll find out some tips to avoid unsustainable seafood and how to use your wallet in a more environmentally conscious way.

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Impact Travel Alliance: A community where all tourism is sustainable

Imagine one day when you think of tourism, the first thing that comes to your mind is leaving behind a positive impact on the local community and environment when you leave. This is a world that we dream of, which is why Sea Going Green is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Impact Travel Alliance, which has built a community of passionate travelers and sustainability enthusiasts, who believe that all tourism should be sustainable!

Check out this week’s blog to hear more about the mission of the Impact Travel Alliance from founder, Kelley Louise! You can also read more about the efforts the non-profit is doing to make a difference and how you can join their chapter events, now being held in 20 cities worldwide!

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Ropeless Fishing? Charting a new course to sustainable fishing

Ropeless Fishing.

Certainly, those two words don’t belong next to one another, right? Well, I’m glad you’re wrong.

Australia started it, Canada followed suite, New Zealand wanted a piece of the action, and now the United States is interested. Fishers in these countries (and more) have begun one of the most significant changes in the age-old fishing profession. Check out this week’s blog to learn more about why this change is so significant and how it can help revolutionize the fishing industry.

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Leading by Example- Barcelona’s Plan for Climate Change

Despite recent news from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change regarding the course we are on if we do not reduce CO₂ emissions, we can look towards certain examples of inspiration for how we can mitigate climate change and live sustainable lives that will change our course for the better.

This week, we’ll take a look at Barcelona and the plans that the city council has put in place to reduce negative impacts on the environment!

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The EU is making changes to #GoGreenForTheBigBlue!

The EU is making changes to #GoGreenForTheBigBlue!

Just this week lawmakers have approved measures that may lead to the ban of single-use plastics by 2021, which is great news for our oceans!

Check out this week’s blog for more information on how the EU Commission plans to finally toss away single-use plastics for good.

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World, we have a lot of work to do before 2030

World, we have a lot of work to do before 2030.

Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change broke the sobering news that unless we can limit global warming to +1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2030, the prognosis for our environment is not bright. To achieve this feat (cutting CO2 emissions by ~45%), drastic measures will have to be taken by consumers, industries and government bodies. Come 2030, the state of our quality of life, ecosystems and economy will be reliant on our level of commitment to the sustainability of our planet right now.

In this week’s blog, we’ll take a look at the findings from this new report and the changes that we will have to make in order to reach the 2030 goal of limiting global warming to +1.5 degrees.

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#NoMoreButts, Ocean Passports and Plastic Pollution: An Interview with TerraMar

Did you know that cigarette butts are the most common plastic pollution found on a beach? In this blog we will hear more from TerraMar about the impact cigarette butts and other plastic pollution is having on the marine environment and how TerraMar has come up with innovative solutions as a part of their #NoMoreButts campaign.

As a part of their commitment to ocean conservation, The TerraMar Project helps to spread knowledge on ocean health and biodiversity, while helping individuals to take action to make a difference in their communities.

If you love the ocean as much as we do, then check out this week’s blog and take TerraMar’s ocean pledge to get your very own Ocean Passport!

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What Type of Reusable Straw Are You?

Are you more of a bamboo straw person, prefer the look an feel of a plastic straw with an eco-friendly twist or want a straw that you can snack on? Netherlands-based Sipster Straws has you covered. After having discovered their passion for sustainability while living in Vietnam, the Sipster team has developed a series of environmentally friendly straw options to ensure that there is an option for every type of consumer. In this week's blog, we'll continue our interview series by asking Sipster Straws about how they came to be, what unique straw offerings that have and their take on sustainability in the tourism industry! 

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One Planet Rating: A Search Engine for Sustainable Tourism

Have you ever wished for a platform that was like a travel guide, but with a sustainable and eco-friendly stamp of approval from passionate travelers and insiders? Then One Planet Rating is for you. Whether it be finding a environmentally responsible hotel or searching for a restaurant serving up sustainable seafood, the options are endless. This week’s blog post will explain more about the purpose of this global platform and also the ins and outs of how it works via our interview with co-founder, Richard Lindberg.

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Boracay’s Closure: A Double-Edged Sword

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. 

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PLA “Biodegradable” Plastics: Too Good To Be True

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!

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Sustainability is Business & Business is Sustainability

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.

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Turning The Tides On Sustainable Surf Tourism

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.


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Sustainable Tourism on Fogo Island

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.

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Sustainable Tourism through Sustainable Boating

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


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Importance of the Ocean

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.

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