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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

Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Green Burials (USA)
Green Burials (USA)

A green burial is the most natural way to go.

Sea Forests (NAM)
Sea Forests (NAM)

In South Africa and Namibia, we learn about the importance of current and future sea forests. How can they help humanity become more sustainable?

Wildlife Rescue (SUR)
Wildlife Rescue (SUR)

In Suriname, we meet an organization that rescues wildlife. How does that does that help humanity's survival?

Restoring Mangroves (VCT)
Restoring Mangroves (VCT)

On Union Island, mangrove restoration has led to increased biodiversity, better coastal protection, and more economic activity.

Ubuntu – We Are Because the Earth Is (ZAF)
Ubuntu – We Are Because the Earth Is (ZAF)

In South Africa, we explore Ubuntu, which puts humanity and cooperation above selfishness. Could it address today’s social and ecological challenges?

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.

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Green Burial
Sea Forests
Wildlife Rescue
Restoring Mangroves
Ubuntu
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)
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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

Ilha dos Lençois
Ilha dos Lençois
Sailing to St Helena
16 November 2023 – The Many Sides of the Caribbean
16 November 2023 – The Many Sides of the Caribbean

We visit many Caribbean Islands and find that although they’re all tropical paradises, their diversity and rich history define the area’s many sides.

11 October 2023 – Cruising Is…
11 October 2023 – Cruising Is…

We combine cruising with doing boat maintenance on the Caribbean islands of Tobago, Grenada, and Carriacou.

2 September 2023 – Stunning Suriname
2 September 2023 – Stunning Suriname

With a little help we reach Suriname. It’s lovely people, amazing wildlife, rich history, and cultural diversity make our stay truly stunning.

28 August 2023 – Breathtaking Brazil 2.0
28 August 2023 – Breathtaking Brazil 2.0

We visit Brazil again and sail its northern coast. But before we can explore a stunning island and fishing community, we must repair our mainsail.

07 July 2023 – Around the World
07 July 2023 – Around the World

On our passage from Namibia to Brazil, we grief over a lost sail, recover on exciting St Helena, and celebrate having sailed around the world.

3 June 2023 – Sea and Sand
3 June 2023 – Sea and Sand

We sail to Namibia and learn about the many benefits of Sea Forests. We switch from sea to sand to explore the vast Namibian desert.

29 April 2023 – Good Hope
29 April 2023 – Good Hope

We sail the South African coast and round the Cape of Good Hope. Our spirits are not only lifted when getting closer to home, but also by Ubuntu.

11 November 2022 – Setbacks and Rewards in South Africa
11 November 2022 – Setbacks and Rewards in South Africa

We deal with setbacks before exploring South Africa’s Imfolozi wildlife park. Our rewards come in the form of a unique experience and insight.

16 October 2022 – Crossing the Indian Ocean
16 October 2022 – Crossing the Indian Ocean

We are crossing the Indian Ocean from Cocos (Keeling) Islands to South Africa. Will we avoid storms and monster waves of the Agulhas current?

27 August 2022 – Australia’s Indian Ocean Islands
27 August 2022 – Australia’s Indian Ocean Islands

We sail to Australia’s Indian Ocean islands and learn that both wildlife and humans are threatened by plastic pollution and sea level rise.

27 July 2022 – Exploring Australia
27 July 2022 – Exploring Australia

We explore Australia and learn that there’s still hope for the Great Barrier Reef, especially if we apply the wisdom of the indigenous Aboriginals.

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.

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Anchored at Ilha dos Lençois
Anchored at Ilha dos Lençois
Anchored at Ilha dos Lençois
Anchored at Ilha dos Lençois
Sailing to St Helena
3 June 2023 – Sea and Sand
Cape Town ahead
White rhinos in South Africa
Crossing the Indian Ocean with cross swell and stormy weather
27 August 2022 – Australia’s Indian Ocean Islands
27 July 2022 – Exploring Australia
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
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