Favignana: the Sicilian island is your new best eco-friend

Favignana: the Sicilian island is your new best eco-friend

Just the sound of the fighter jets that take off from Trapani‘s military base break the silence that reigns in this little paradise: an island of 2okm square surrounded by crystal clear water, where the bike -and the boat- is the main means of transport. Favignana is the largest of the Aegadian Islands (Isole Egadi), an archipelago 7km off the northwest coast of Sicily which is a very […]

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Madrid punishes carpooling company BlaBlaCar with a €8,800 fine

Madrid punishes carpooling company BlaBlaCar with a €8,800 fine

Can you imagine that your city’s administration bans AirBnB for not complying with specific laws? Well, that situation is not hypothetical in cities like Paris, New York or Barcelona. In the latter, the online company has been fined €30,000 by the local government for side-stepping the tourism laws. The pressure comes not only from the hospitality and hotels industry, but also probably from the city’s Council, very much concerned about […]

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Zaytoun brings the best olive oil from Palestine to the UK

Zaytoun brings the best olive oil from Palestine to the UK

Yesteday, Edinburgh hosted its second Eco Fair, a great opportunity to discover how charities and local businesses are carrying out the idea of “think global, act local”. Greenpeace, East Coast Organics or Hadeel were some of the organisations present in Out of the Blue Drill Hall. This year the fair has gone bigger, with 30 stalls devoted to causes such as animal welfare, climate change, and fair […]

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How sustainable is travelling on board a cargo ship?

How sustainable is travelling on board a cargo ship?

Who hasn’t heard about the impact of aviation in the global emissions of CO2? And yet we need to take planes for going home, visiting our beloved ones, for accomplishing with work demands or simply for travelling. However, the latter action -travelling- is usually the most flexible one, and the choice of going wherever by plane or other means lies solely and exclusively in our hands. We […]

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