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

Greek Gold (GRC)

Greek Gold (GRC)

"Let’s explore by kayak first," Floris proposes. Not much later we paddle from our anchorage…

Recent Logbook Entries

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…
18 August 2018 – 50 Shades of Green

18 August 2018 – 50 Shades of Green

Salvador de Bahía (BRA) – Ilhéus (BRA) “It’s not safe to walk…
14 July 2018 – Crossing the Blue Desert

14 July 2018 – Crossing the Blue Desert

Mindelo (CPV) – Salvador de Bahía (BRA) “Your turn, nothing to report!”…
23 June 2018 – A Taste of Africa

23 June 2018 – A Taste of Africa

El Hierro (ESP) – Mindelo (CPV) “Hold on, hold on…. Now!” Upon…