Our favourite staycation gems from around the globe
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
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!
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.
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.
Amazing Animals We Need to Save From Extinction
Our Earth is home to a fantastic array of wildlife. The destruction of nature and loss of biodiversity is not only tragic but also threatens the continued survival of our own species. It’s estimated that since 1970 60% of wild animal populations have been wiped out as a result of our actions. However, it’s not too late to make changes and help prevent the extinction of our animal friends!
A mid-20th Century artistic movement has inspired design and architecture and is also a lifestyle choice adopted by many. The concept of minimalism can be traced right back through to Catholic nuns and Buddhist monks, taking on a variety of forms across different periods and cultures.
Wear Orange to fight for a future free from gun-violence
The Wear Orange Campaign was launched in 2015 in the US following the shooting of Hadiya Pendleton. Hadiya was just 15 when she was shot on the street whilst chatting with friends. Her grieving friends and family wore orange to raise awareness about gun violence and honour those whose lives have been taken. Today, the Wear Orange Campaign supports communities working locally at the intersection of racial justice and gun-violence prevention.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals: How Business Can Serve Society
In 2015, the United Nations developed a shared blueprint for creating peace and prosperity for both people and the planet. This took the form of 17 interconnected sustainable development goals, to be implemented over the following 15 years. The overall aim is to build a better world for people whilst still caring for the environment.
Eating Our Way to a Greener Future
Let’s face it, food is awesome. We all have our favourites and we have likely accumulated some of them over a long period of time. As we learn more about sustainable practices and ways to reduce carbon footprint, we thought we'd delve into the world of sustainable eating and send you on your way with some useful tips.
The new age of digital activism
Activism is all about highlighting important messages, engaging as may people as possible and getting results by conveying to the people in charge that enough is enough. So how do we do that from our couch? The new age of activism is here to stay and it's not a second too late.
Carbon Neutrality 101
We all dream of a world where humanity lives harmoniously with nature. Our air and oceans are clean, our forests lush and full of life, and fruit trifle will be calorie free. If we’re going to achieve this paradise, we’re going to have to make the switch and become carbon neutral. In this piece we shed some much needed light on what it means and ways of achieving it.
Earlier this year, we decided to launch our new platform for contributing to sustainability efforts in communities across the globe; A Good Foundation. In its early phases still, we share our first project – The Circular Children's Book – and the story behind this exciting new venture.
The Importance of Recycling
The essence and importance of recycling can sometimes be lost in translation. With so many different regional systems, we remind you of the rationale behind recycling and some of the key guiding principles when choosing what goes where.
Sustainable Materials – Planning for the Future
As part of our Sustainable Development & Urban Design features we now explore building with sustainable materials. The road to a circular, sustainable world requires a lot of innovation along the way. Crucial to this is finding alternative materials to produce the array of tools and items we use every day. We need to not only enable, but actively promote new breakthrough innovations that can make a real impact.
Building Cities for the Future
Making cities more sustainable is a win on multiple levels. The benefits are numerous, and it’s exhilarating how improvement in one area can positively impact other areas as well. Join us on an excursion of the world's most sustainable cities and what makes them tick!
The Power of Activism
Whether it’s the eradication of slavery, labour rights, the civil rights movement, or women’s suffrage, activism has played a powerful part in bringing about systemic changes that are fundamental in our society today. Read our take on the power of activism today!
Valentine’s Day – when love is measured in mindless consumption
What began as a holiday with both ancient Roman and Christian roots has morphed into just another reason for mindless mass-consumption. Over the centuries we have gone from celebrating love with the exchange of poems or notes conveying affection for a loved one to a multi-billion dollar industry preying on consumer guilt.
Circular economy: A Good Loop
Almost as much of a buzzword as sustainability was a few years back, circular economy or Circularity, is becoming a household expression in many countries when talking about combating the climate crisis. We talk about our own closed recycling loop system called A Good Loop and what individuals and companies can do to contribute to the transition towards a circular economy.
"The concept of reusing materials and resources has been around for a long time but now is the time to scale up recycling to a whole other level."
New Decade – New Goals
One of the main ideas behind #agoodcommunity is to inspire people to do more in their everyday lives. We know that not everyone can afford their own solar-panels or electric cars but we can all do something to contribute to a greener way of life.
Kicking off a new decade where we need to accelerate individual climate action, we have compiled a list of 10 tangible things you can do to contribute to that much-needed system change.
Join us for Green November!
A Good Company is not taking part in Black Friday. Instead, we are celebrating Green November.
This is how we are going to handle Black Friday. No need to wake up early. No need to make a quick decision that you might regret later.