Responsible Travel

A greener way to travel

by EcoStreet September 9, 2010 Responsible Travel

Eco hostels are springing up everywhere, which is perfect if you’re after the fun and friendliness of budget travel as well as keeping your eco-conscience clean on holiday. Travel has huge impact on the environment (think about the carbon footprint of airlines, for one thing) but that doesn’t mean you need to make a lifetime […]

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Makazi’s Guesthouse: sisonke singenza amahluko

by EcoStreet August 7, 2010 EcoHouse

I’m completely enchanted by Makazi’s Guesthouse. It’s built out of sandbags, and is kitted out with solar heating, composting toilets and recycled furniture. The house has been beautifully decorated (inside and out) and all profit made is used to fund the community-based Indlovu project, including a crèche, youth centre, clinic and soup kitchen. This would […]

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Find out the Future of Green from those in the know

by EcoStreet September 25, 2009 Climate Change

Ever wondered what the future of green looks like? Insider Trends has, and it’s set up an event to find out the answer. It’s called ‘Interesting Things For Interesting People: The Future of Green’, and it’ll be a fast, furious ‘speed presentation’ night. In central London on the evening of Tuesday 27th October, 8 green […]

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Book giveaway: Do Humans Dream of Electric Cars?

by EcoStreet July 23, 2009 Competitions

Are you one of those people who would prefer not to have a car but aren’t quite sure how life would work without one? Or maybe you’re just dreaming of ways to be greener but don’t have a clue how you can change the way you live? I have a couple of copies of “Do […]

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Save 25% off your travel insurance by not flying

by EcoStreet January 9, 2009 Responsible Travel

The ETA are offering travel insurance with a 25% discount if you don’t fly to your destination. That’s right, get there some other way (take a boat, a train or your own vehicle) and you can save. If you need some help finding out how to get to your destination without flying, check out The […]

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Flashmob against airport expansion

by EcoStreet September 22, 2008 Activism

A flashmob to protest against the expansion of Heathrow, Manchester and all UK airports is being called to coincide with the Labour Party Conference in Manchester. It also marks the launch of the newly-formed Stop Expansion at Manchester Airport group (SEMA). For more info see: www.stopmanchesterairport.org.uk Date: Tuesday 23rd September. Time: 12.45pm (sharp!) Location: Albert […]

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Win a green festival kit for the summer

by EcoStreet April 23, 2008 Competitions

The festival and camping season is on the horizon and to help you stay green through your outdoorsy adventures in 2008, Ecotopia have launched the Eco Festival Pack. With this pack, you’ll be able to considerably reduce your carbon footprint at events. It contains everything you need to have a happy, healthy and eco friendly […]

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