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

Food Forests (BRA)

Food Forests (BRA)

In Brazil, Ernst Götsch explains to us how to grow healthy food in cooperation with the forest, an inspiring solution for the widespread deforestation.
Casa Tambor (CPV)

Casa Tambor (CPV)

In Cape Verde we visit Casa Tambor, where the Beerens and Molenaar families are demonstrating how to use local and recycled building materials.
Artificial Reefs (CPV)

Artificial Reefs (CPV)

In Cape Verde and Brazil we learn how man-made structures can help to restore the underwater ecosystems.
Saving Sea Turtles on Sal (CPV)

Saving Sea Turtles on Sal (CPV)

On the island of Sal, we meet an organisation that saves sea turtles. And learn how biodiversity can be increased and damaged ecosystems restored.

Recent Logbook Entries

4 February 2019 – Testing the Water

4 February 2019 – Testing the Water

Ushuaia (ARG) – Puerto Williams (CHL) “It’s deserted. I don’t think there…
30 December 2018 – The Furious Fifties

30 December 2018 – The Furious Fifties

Mar del Plata (ARG) – Ushuaia (ARG) “Eh Ivar, can you please…
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…