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Travel Smart: Cycling in Amsterdam

By Laeti, 01/07/2015 - 06:00
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Amsterdam is famous for its cycling culture. In the mid-70’s the city inhabitants made a positive choice for an alternative to the then suggested traffic plan, rejecting projects to build huge motorways through the city, and instead implementing a network of cycle paths and mixed traffic roads all over town. Nowadays cycling in Amsterdam is a bit of an art, a sort of ballet where chaos and harmony meet.

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A Christmas Card Story

By Laeti, 12/11/2014 - 05:24

Are you getting Christmas cards at the office yet or did your granny just send you one, nice and early to make sure it got to you? (bless her).

The UK can't get enough of Christmas cards. A staggering 1.7 billion such cards are sent in Britain each year! That's the equivalent of a giant forest of 200,000 trees. And the tragedy of it all is that millions of these cards end up in the trash once the January sales arrive - admit it - you've thrown them out too!

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Sharing is caring

By Laeti, 12/09/2014 - 08:52

We all know that our childhood friend Santa is super green because as he uses reindeer to power his sleigh around the world, with no emissions other than Rudolph's occasional droppings. Although we don't expect you to hook up with a magic flying vehicle and nine woodland creatures, you can make a difference by embracing the carpool concept! Driving alone is very inefficient, especially when others are going your way. Back in the car lovin' USA, the average American emits a massive 3.7 tons(3700 kilograms!) of CO2 each year on the commute to work.

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Go for paperless headlines

By Laeti, 12/08/2014 - 08:59
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As we approach Christmas, we know that a new year is just around the corner. Why not make some truly green resolutions for 2015? Have you considered where you consume all your day to day news? There's something undeniably special about unfolding the newspaper over your morning coffee and taking in the headlines. However, the environmental impact of printing that newspaper and delivering it to your door is immense.

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Tete a tete under the shower - green tip

By Laeti, 12/07/2014 - 03:10

This the season to give and receive, so why not double the fun by sharing a shower with a close friend and help save energy. If we all made a splash by working that shower hose with our favourite people, just once a week, we would make CO2 savings equivalent to the annual emissions of a coal power plant! So clean up your act and make a shower date in your diary today.

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My banana is jet-lagged

By Laeti, 12/04/2014 - 06:34

Go Local! Its holiday time soon, so we’ll all be getting ready to feast. Before you start cooking all those veggies for the Christmas table, think about exactly where you source your food from. Did you buy your sprouts from a local farmers market or could you have grown your own potatoes? Or did you take the easy option and cruise down to the nearest giant supermarket where you filled up your trolley without a moment’s thought as to where all the products came from?

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You've got the power

By Laeti, 12/04/2014 - 03:41

To greatly reduce your impact, walk or ride a bike to explore your holiday destination. It's far more fun planning your route and you'll reap the benefits of some top exercise.                                                                           .                                                                                      .                                                         .                                                               .                                                              .                                                            .

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When on the road, remember...

By Laeti, 11/20/2014 - 12:52

When on the road, remember those essential tips from the World Tourism Organisation:

- respect local culture

- buy local

- save energy

- use public transport

- protect heritage

We can all contribute to a more sustainable tourism by making the right choices.

Have a safe trip!

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