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Sailors for Sustainability

Two sailors in search of sustainable solutions

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Sustainability

We bring you successful solutions to sustainability challenges. All over the world, we have documented practical ways to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Get inspired and learn what you can do to transition to a society in which we live in harmony with nature and each other!

We inspire people to change their habits by finding, documenting, and promoting sustainable solutions to social and environmental challenges all over the world. Together, we can change course in time! Learn more about…

Around the globe, dedicated people are working on inspiring solutions that pave the way to a sustainable society. See which ones we have documented (with articles and videos) and learn how they can help YOU make sustainable choices:

Our society and planet face numerous challenges, like climate disruption, inequality, pollution, and biodiversity loss. Yet we can tackle them! For some background information about these challenges and which solutions address them, go to:

Our Latest Sustainable Solutions

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Connected to Country (AUS)
Connected to Country (AUS)

The Aboriginals, the first Australians, survived on their continent for more than 60,000 years. What can we learn from them to live more sustainably?

Enviroschools (NZL)
Enviroschools (NZL)

What does it take to integrate sustainability in education? New Zealand’s Enviroschools are leading the way.

Circular Materials (NZL)
Circular Materials (NZL)

Waste does not exist in nature. Which circular materials can we use instead of plastic, so we can reduce human-produced waste?

Rights for Nature (NZL)
Rights for Nature (NZL)

Rooted in the Māori worldview, New Zealand granted rights to a nature reserve. How can this better protect nature and ultimately save us?

Regenerative Farming (NZL)
Regenerative Farming (NZL)

Can farming help to store carbon, increase biodiversity, and stop depleting natural resources? Yes! These regenerative farming pioneers show how.

Everyone Can Rescue Food (NZL)
Everyone Can Rescue Food (NZL)

We meet organisations that lead the way in reducing food waste and learn that all of us have a responsibility to tackle this global challenge.

Energy from the Earth (NZL)
Energy from the Earth (NZL)

We explore how the Kiwis make smart use of energy from the Earth and learn that we don’t need fossil fuel-based electricity at all.

Tiny Houses, Big Benefits (NZL)
Tiny Houses, Big Benefits (NZL)

We explore why tiny houses are so popular in New Zealand and learn that more personal freedom and reduced material and energy use go hand-in-hand.

Smart with Seaweed (NZL)
Smart with Seaweed (NZL)

In New Zealand we learn how seaweed can be used to improve soil biology, with significant environmental and economic benefits for all farm types.

Urban Gardening (NZL)
Urban Gardening (NZL)

In New Zealand’s cities we discover various ways of urban gardening and learn about the many benefits of growing food in cities.

The Social Benefits of Buying Local (PYF)
The Social Benefits of Buying Local (PYF)

In Tahiti we discover markets with fresh fruit and vegetables from the island. We learn that buying local has various benefits for the community.

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Connected to Country (AUS)
Enviroschools (NZL)
Circular Materials (NZL)
Rights for Nature (NZL)
Regenerative Farming (NZL)
Everyone Can Rescue Food (NZL)
Energy from the Earth (NZL)
Tiny Houses, Big Benefits (NZL)
Smart with Seaweed (NZL)
Urban Gardening (NZL)
The Social Benefits of Buying Local (PYF)
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Sailing

We chronicle our sailing adventure and showcase the earth’s beauty through blogs and vlogs. Read and see more about different legs of our trip:

Thanks to our renovated classic sailboat Lucipara 2 we can circumnavigate the earth on wind power. Learn more about her: 

Find out where our mission has taken us since we left Amsterdam in 2016, where we are we now, and where we plan to go next: 

Our Latest Logbook Stories

2 June 2022 – Tropical Paradise or Colonial Sacrifice Zone?
2 June 2022 – Tropical Paradise or Colonial Sacrifice Zone?

We sail to New Caledonia and find both a sacrifice zone and a tropical paradise. Could its future be a litmus test for the rest of the world?

10 May 2022 – Farewell Aotearoa New Zealand
10 May 2022 – Farewell Aotearoa New Zealand

After 17 months we leave Aotearoa New Zealand with pain on our hearts. But not without saying farewell to old and new friends.

22 March 2022 – Around the South Island
22 March 2022 – Around the South Island

We fight strong currents and winds to explore Stewart Island and wild Fiordland before completing our circumnavigation of New Zealand.

13 January 2022 – In the Wake of Abel Tasman
13 January 2022 – In the Wake of Abel Tasman

After almost a year, we’re sailing again. Via the Bay of Islands, we round the North Island and sail south in the wake of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman.

31 October 2021 – Locked Down
31 October 2021 – Locked Down

After exploring the fate of kauri trees and learning about enviroschools, our freedom is limited when Delta arrives. How long will the lockdown last?

1 August 2021 – Stranded in New Zealand
1 August 2021 – Stranded in New Zealand

We evaluate our options and decide to stay longer in New Zealand. Being stranded here turns out to be a blessing in disguise.

16 June 2021 – Time for Tender Loving Care
16 June 2021 – Time for Tender Loving Care

Bringing Luci back in shape takes more time and effort than we expected, but the result is well worth it.

5 April 2021 – Vanlife – Part III
5 April 2021 – Vanlife – Part III

The final leg of our road trip is chock-a-block with inspiring people, sustainable initiatives, natural beauty, and meeting new and old friends.

5 March 2021 – Vanlife – Part II
5 March 2021 – Vanlife – Part II

Our road trip in New Zealand continues on the South Island with more sustainable initiatives and stunning natural beauty.

15 February 2021 – Vanlife – Part I
15 February 2021 – Vanlife – Part I

Our road trip in New Zealand goes into full gear on the North Island: natural beauty, sustainable initiatives, wrapped in Kiwi hospitality.

3 February 2021 – Becoming Land Travellers
3 February 2021 – Becoming Land Travellers

Our goals of doing boat maintenance, exploring sustainable solutions, and travelling in New Zealand seem incompatible, until we meet Miss Nissy.

10 January 2021 – Halfway
10 January 2021 – Halfway

We’re halfway on our journey and reflect on our progress. We’re hopeful but there’s a lot to do. It’s all hands on deck to achieve sustainable change.

1 January 2021 – The Privileged Ones
1 January 2021 – The Privileged Ones

We undergo New Zealand’s quarantine procedures, start exploring this amazing country, and realize how privileged we are to have arrived just in time.

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2 June 2022 – Tropical Paradise or Colonial Sacrifice Zone?
10 May 2022 – Farewell Aotearoa New Zealand
22 March 2022 – Around the South Island
13 January 2022 – In the Wake of Abel Tasman
31 October 2021 – Locked Down
1 August 2021 – Stranded in New Zealand
16 June 2021 – Time for Tender Loving Care
5 April 2021 – Vanlife – Part III
5 March 2021 – Vanlife – Part II
15 February 2021 – Vanlife – Part I
3 February 2021 – Becoming Land Travellers
10 January 2021 – Halfway
1 January 2021 – The Privileged Ones
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