Sustainability Blog

Selection of sustainability ideas

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Sustainability Blog Artificial Reefs Old oil and gas platforms as skeletons for abundant coral reefs There are more than 12,000 offshore oil and gas platforms worldwide. The big question is what to do with these enormous structures when the fossil fuels stop flowing. With curbing climate change rising up the international Read more
Sustainability Blog Rising Sea Levels How sand, oysters and sea otters can help against rising sea levels and climate change When we talk about the dangers of climate change, one of our biggest concerns is often the rising of sea levels. Although my previous article showed that in the near future Read more
Sustainability Blog Water Conflict Freshwater shortage will cause conflict We often talk about water shortage, or the waste of water, but technically speaking this isn’t correct. The amount of water we have on earth actually doesn’t change anymore. A more urgent term to worry about is actually; water conflict.Earths water sourcesEarth Read more
Sustainability Blog Forest producing rain How reforestation can help to produce more rain The two biggest worries concerning our changing climate are about raising sea levels and drought. But what if planting trees doesn’t only help with absorbing CO2 from the air, but can also provoke more rain? In the Amazon Read more
Sustainability Blog Sustainable chocolate How to grow sustainable cocoa to produce chocolate and energy?The main ingredient of chocolate is cocoa beans. Originally from what’s now called Ecuador in South America the cocoa bean slowly traveled north over the American Continent and became famous for its use in Maya and Aztec Read more
Sustainability Blog Fly more sustainable How can we start now with making flying more sustainable? Compared to other sectors, aviation is a relatively small contributor to global greenhouse emissions, but it was also one of the fastest growing. Between 2000 and 2019, there was a 5% average rise in flights per Read more
Sustainability Blog Ancient Water Management Why Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for waterWhy it is important to travel and learn from other cultures. Mankind has been for millennia on this planet and our current climate problems are not the first and will not be the last either. Although we Read more
Sustainability Blog Gazi's carbon offset success The success of Gazi’s sustainable Blue Carbon Offset programCoastal ecosystems are some of the most productive on Earth. They provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as coastal protection from storms and nursery grounds for fish. They also help sequestering and storing so called Read more
Sustainability Blog Default Sustainable The Default Sustainability ApproachWhat if we can make our society and tourism more sustainable without having to change much of our human belief structures? This approach is called: “The sustainable environmental friendly default approach”. A study in Nature looked at non-monetary incentives that encourage pro-environmental behavior and Read more