Two sailors, Ivar & Floris, chronicle their sailing trip around the world in search of sustainable solutions for humanity and our planet.

The route takes us around the world to sustainable solutions that work in practice. The solutions are categorized in nine different themes, covering various environmental and social challenges the world faces today. We research, visit, and report the solutions via our own media channels and our partners. By sharing the solutions, we hope to provide you with the necessary concepts and practical tools to make sustainable changes in your own lives and communities. Traveling on wind energy, we left Amsterdam in June 2016. Click below for our introduction video.

Sailors for Sustainability #1 - Introduction

Themes

Community

We all live in communities that have changed significantly in recent history.…

Climate

The climate on our planet has always been variable. However, these natural…

Ecosystems

Everything in nature is circular and regenerative. Sea water evaporates, forms clouds,…

Economy

The Western free-market linear economy can perhaps best be described as a…

Spirituality

In the wake of globalization and increased material wealth, individualism and capitalism…

Energy

Humanity has always turned to the sun for its energy needs, directly…

Transportation

Modern transportation for both goods and people is heavily (93%) dependent on…

Buildings

The houses in which we live and the commercial buildings in which…

Nutrition

Modern agriculture has provided plenty of cheap food to many of us in the…

Recent Sustainable Solutions

Casa Tambor (CPV)

Casa Tambor (CPV)

"Have you heard of the TV-show ‘Helemaal het Einde’? When you are in Cape Verde,…
Artificial Reefs (CPV)

Artificial Reefs (CPV)

"This is the worst site to dive on the island", Nuno says, tongue-in-cheek. “But it’s…

Recent Logbook Entries

25 November 2018 – Preparing for Patagonia

25 November 2018 – Preparing for Patagonia

Buenos Aires (ARG) – Mar del Plata (ARG) “Welcome to Buenos Aires…
02 November 2018 – Unexpected Uruguay

02 November 2018 – Unexpected Uruguay

Rio Grande (BRA) – Buenos Aires (ARG) “The first sustainable school of…
10 October 2018 – Weather and Bureaucracy

10 October 2018 – Weather and Bureaucracy

Rio de Janeiro (BRA) – Rio Grande (BRA) “Your turn, it’s 4…
11 September 2018 – Connecting Brazilian Dots

11 September 2018 – Connecting Brazilian Dots

Ilhéus (BRA) – Rio de Janeiro (BRA) “What’s that high-pitched sound?” Floris…