Spring is officially sprung and summer is upon us! Time to get out of the house and enjoy some sun and nature. As many travel restrictions linger, we decided to share our top hidden gems for your next STAY-cation.
Tapping into our global team's vast knowledge of not working – we share our favourite spots with you. Enjoy!
We've partnered with Danish fashion brand GANNI for a collab on two occasions now with some really fabulous looking items as a result. We thought we’d dive a little deeper into the skyrocketing and now global brand, and have a chat with one of their founders – Nicolaj Reffstrup.
World's Greenest Countries: Denmark at #1
Denmark tops the Yale ranking when measuring the world's greenest countries. We take a windy dip into WHY this is and how they got there from being a country famously dependent on fossil fuels. Join us in learning pointers from what is also one of the world's happiest people!
Tom Szaky is on a mission to recycle everything
A Good Community spoke to TerraCyle CEO, Tom Szaky, who believes that everything can and should be recycled. They tackle cigarette buds and ocean plastics head-on while being an inspiration to the rest of us!
The man behind the Good Country Index, international policy advisor and political scientist Simon Anholt, on what governments, and we as people, can do to be better global citizens and tackle the major challenges humanity faces today.
Turning an eco-headache into eco-mindfulness
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the size of the challenge of fighting the climate crisis. We know we sometimes do, so we thought we'd share some useful advice from experts for how to stay upbeat and motivated in stressful times.
Outdoor photography tips w/ Kahli April
Being outdoors in nature is surely one of life's most underrated pleasures. For Canada-based photographer, Kahli April, it's something of an addiction. We tapped her up for some tips on how to take great outdoor shots and got some very, very nice photos.
Livia Solustri's Periodic Table of Veg
Science tells us that one of the best ways we can reduce your carbon footprints is to eat less meat, so that means more greens. But there's more to it than that. For some guidance, we spoke to veg-loving Italian, Livia Solustri, creator of the Periodic Table of Veg. We've never been more inspired to eat our (seasonal) greens.
Minnie Piccardo on the Power of Photography
A Good Community speaks to Minnie Piccardo, Creative Director of Australian photography startup, Urth. We discuss the power of photography to fight issues such as climate change, their heartwarming founder story, and get her advice for budding photographers.
A Year of Not Buying Anything w/ Elizabeth Chai
Elizabeth Chai is one of the coolest ladies we know. Not only does she have great taste and oodles of talent, she's also a conscious consumer and went a whole year without buying (almost) anything. There's more we could say, but just have a read!
Greta Thunberg - A Force of Nature
We take a look at Greta Thunberg's remarkable journey from outsider to figurehead of a global climate activist movement and onto Swedish postage stamps. Greta, we love you!
2020 was a year like no other. It’s important to be gentle on yourself after such a testing time. Looking ahead to 2021, we wanted to share some New Year’s resolution ideas, contributed by us and our community members, for being kinder to yourself and the planet.
Rewilding, a Not So Wild Idea
Biodiverse wildernesses are crucial for supporting life on our planet. Rewilding is a relatively new concept that promotes letting nature take care of itself, however it's not without its controversies.
Your Favourite News of 2020
We did an analysis of our communities favourite news stories from over the last year and put them into one big editorial for you to peruse at your leisure. Turns out baby animals are a win!
2020: A Review
The sun is setting on 2020 so we present to you an overview of what's happened regarding climate, biodiversity, conservation and politics. There's a lot to be pleased about!
James Watt interview
Our CEO, Anders Ankarlid, chats to James Watt, Co-founder and CEO of our favourite sustainable craft beer brewery, BrewDog. They talk about BrewDog's famous journey from a garage in Scotland, how they've weathered the last year, and what motivated their recent drive to go green. Beer is also discussed.
Brands That Take Stands
2020 has been a tough year. The world has been ignited, both literally, with fires raging in Australia and California, and figuratively with the Black Lives Matter Movement. We're at a crucial juncture in history and it's time for everyone, including brands, to take a stand.
The Politics of Climate Change
In light of the recent US election, we explore the crucial role that elected officials at levels have to play in combatting the climate crisis with some feel-good examples.
Making the Ultimate Compost with Catherine Cutler
As many of our products can be composted in the back garden (or kitchen) after use, we though it high time we get involved. But, we're not experts, so we got some advice from Catherine Cutler, master gardener and Head of Horticulture at the Eden Project.
An Introduction to Mindfulness with Oneika Mays
Looking after our mental health is important, particularly now. We talked to mindfulness teacher and all round super-lady, Oneika Mays, to discuss how we can use mindfulness in our daily lives to manage stress and improve focus.
COVID-19 Charity Art Auction
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Project Caritas to raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Four fantastic artists have each created three unique pieces of art using our mobile cases. Make a bid to own one of these exclusive pieces and raise money for a good cause!
Review: Attenborough's 'A Life On Our Planet'
At 94 David Attenborough is showing no sign of slowing down. His latest programme, 'A Life On Our Planet', is his call to arms for everyone to help save what's left of the planet for future generations. It's important filmmaking and a hard watch at times. We break it down including the key facts and takeaways.
Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
The results are in! We present some latest research into the most effective ways we as individuals can reduce our carbon footprints; covering transport, energy, housing and consumption.
Will Technology Save Us?
Technology has made the world a smaller, faster and, for many, a more prosperous place. But as civilisation has advanced, our greenhouse gas emissions have increased dramatically and we're facing catastrophe. Will technology bail us out?
The Rise of Renewables
We were so excited by recent developments and milestones in renewable energy that we decided to write an editorial about it. There's still a lot left to do, but it feels like we've reached a real tipping point. We explore how it's happened, who are the 'leading lights' and what's left to do.
The Role of Art in Environmentalism
Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Monet's Water Lillies, Finding Nemo. Artists have long been inspired by the natural world. In this editorial, we explore the role of art in society and its contribution to the environmental movement.
The UN Environment Programme explained
The United Nations Environment Programme is a key organisation driving our transition to a more sustainable future. We take a look at the crucial role it plays uniting scientists with policymakers and the wider public, as well as some of the interesting projects it's involved in.
Sustainable Fashion Q&A with Anders Ankarlid
A Good Community holds a Q&A with our own CEO (easier said than done), Anders Ankarlid, to discuss the idea and processes behind A Truly Circular Fashion Line. Questions are a combination of us and some frequently asked questions from you guys too.
The Uncertain Future of Water
Water is high up on the list of fundamental resources we need to live. Unfortunately, due to climate change and other human activities, this precious commodity—that many of us take for granted—is becoming increasingly scarce.
The B Corp Movement
We’re seeing B Corps pop up all over the world now, and we went through it not too long ago, so we thought we’d give you a quick walkthrough.
In a world divided between organisations who genuinely want to strive toward sustainability, those who pay it lip service, and those who bizarrely don’t think it’s important, B Corp Certification is a way of ensuring a level of commitment to sustainable practices that benefit businesses, their employees, customers and, of course, the planet.
Join us to find more about why B Corps are flourishing around the world!
In this week’s interview we were excited to explore the world of sustainable eating together with award-winning sustainable chef, Johan Bredwad. Johan is a chef at a Swedish kindergarten where kids are being taught to grow their own food and how to eat sustainably— a total of 97% of the food they eat is organic!
With many years' working as a chef in restaurants behind him, Johan now devotes all his time to the project that excites him the most: teaching kids from a very young age to respect and understand foods and their origin. We don't mind tagging along with the kids!
The Healing Powers of Nature
Did you know that nature can cure? This week we look at the numerous health benefits of nature and how different cultures around the world use nature as a healer.
There are good reasons behind why we get this urge to connect with nature. Nature is wonderful for our physical and mental wellbeing, and it’s free! The more we preserve, the better it will be for us. Hopefully this article will kindle your desire to get out there and explore it some more!
In this candid interview with Martin Nihlgård, the Secretary General of IM Swedish Development partner, we explore what it is like to be at the front of a development agency and we deep dive into his thoughts on social inclusion and the story behind IM:s Humanium Metal.
"On the democratic front, we work with strengthening the civil society, supporting organisations to give a voice for those who don’t have one."
Why We Need Green Deals
Green deals are getting a lot of media attention currently and they’re sprouting up like mushrooms: New Green Deal in the US, European Green Deal, Green New Deal UK, and we’re super excited about the potential here.
These deals have the potential to rapidly accelerate our fight against climate change and address social inequality as well. Game-changing reforms are just a few pen strokes away.
Join us as we unpack what green deals are and take a look at some of the ideas being put forward.
The Power of our Oceans
Our oceans play a vital role in supporting life on Earth and are powerful allies in the fight against climate change, yet they remain mostly unexplored.
Whilst rainforests such as the Amazon are often in focus as being keystone ecosystems, removing carbon and pumping out oxygen, between 50-80% of the Earth’s oxygen is produced by marine plants and bacteria. Without them, we’re in trouble.
Join us as we deep-dive into learning more about The Great Unknown.
Better Universal Grub (BUG)
Better Universal Grub (BUG for short) is a London based food startup who love incorporating a certain ingredient into their recipes. Yeah you guessed it: insects! Co-founders Leo and Aaron launched BUG earlier this year and with the help of a top chef, they provide recipes and recipe kits with the aim of encouraging people to experiment with using insects in their cooking. We asked them about what inspired them to start BUG, and how insects are a highly nutritious and tasty ingredient with great environmental credentials too.
"Edible insects are a flagship ‘good for you, good for the planet’ type of food."
Why Inclusivity & Sustainability Go Hand In Hand
In light of events happening in the world right now—Black Lives Matter, Pride Month—we wanted to further explore what social sustainability is in relation to inclusivity, and why both are important in our fight against climate change and environmental degradation.