Movers & Mavericks
120 Seconds with Sue Williams of Whatley Manor
Truly walking the talk
Enjoy the world, help communities and save our planet at the same time.
The sustainability train has left the station. We have a climate agreement, with or without America, and the biggest polluters around the world have realized that they need to act NOW rather than just make more political noise. We’ve reached a tipping point, and it’s a question of time more than anything.
It must be now that we take climate change seriously. It’s real and we must act immediately. If governments won’t lead, then business needs to.
Solving climate change is probably the largest business opportunity of our century. We must now ensure that nobody is left behind, and particularly people from less privileged areas see the direct benefit – so we can win them all over for the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
We have to transform businesses, and they have to provide solutions to some of the environmental issues that they have created, and to help societies and communities according to the Sustainable Development Goals to bring people out of extreme poverty. Businesses need to solve environmental problems, and this can only happen if they become part of the solution rather than continue to be the problem.
It must be now that we all take the time to witness firsthand the devastation that has already and is currently taking place in destinations and communities that don’t affect us personally. While that is often a difficult, sad experience, we learn the most from personal interactions and need to be storytellers on these communities’ behalf to ensure they cannot be ignored or forgotten.
Maximum experiences with minimum impact.
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Passionate hosts with purpose at Soneva Kiri Resort, Trat, Thailand
share their unique knowledge of local culture and experiences.
Be part of the solution. Support sustainable development goals.
Donate to Forests Without Frontiers.
GIFT A TREE or a forest to each family member and friends for £2 per tree (includes a card)
Forests Without Frontiers is a non-profit tree-planting organisation, working on reforestation and rewilding projects. We create bio-diverse nature havens, working with local expert partners and help restore ecosystems. Contact and support HERE
Today, our planet is at 1.1°C (33.98°F) hotter than pre-industrial levels. We are aware of the climate emergencies.
We see it, we live it, and many suffer from it.
The IPCC (Intergovermenal Panel on Climate Change) tells us that we have only 8 years of current emissions remaining before the world passes 1.5°C (34.7°F) in 2028. We have only 8 years left in our carbon budget and if we do not act urgently, we will reach 1.5° Celcius (34.7° Fahrenheit) by 2028. Are the companies you support committed to be carbon neutral before this time? What is your government doing to do the same?
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For those wanting to travel in a less polluting, more considered way, itmustbeNOW.com is a brilliant resource, spelling out how to offset your carbon emissions and connecting travellers with responsible places to stay.