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.
In New Zealand we learn how seaweed can be used to improve soil biology, with significant environmental and economic benefits for all farm types.
In New Zealand’s cities we discover various ways of urban gardening and learn about the many benefits of growing food in cities.
In Tahiti we discover markets with fresh fruit and vegetables from the island. We learn that buying local has various benefits for the community.
In French Polynesia we see the beauty of coral reefs, but these important ecosystems are under threat. Fortunately, it’s not too late to save them.
French Polynesia is saving sharks with the largest shark sanctuary in the world. These top predators are vital in keeping reefs and oceans healthy.
On the island of Taravai, we meet a self-sufficient family. Their lifestyle is not only more resilient, but also provides sustainability benefits.
Easter Island’s famous statues not only attract tourists, but also symbolize ancestral values and even drive many sustainable initiatives.
The Chilean farm Alihuen combines organic farming and tourist education to restore local flora and fauna on former grasslands.
Chilean company Algramo uses clever, reusable packaging to reduce plastic waste and save customers money.
High in the Peruvian Andes, poor school children learn how to grow and cook healthy, organic veggies. An example for the world?
Community-based tourism, with slow travel and homestays at its core, make for an authentic and more sustainable travel experience.
Chilean Patagonia thanks its pristine wilderness to successful conservation efforts. Among them Tompkins Conservation, a remarkable, private initiative.
In Ushuaia we visit a self-sustaining Earthship built with recycled and natural materials. A truly sustainable building example from the end of the world.
In the beef capital of the world, the tide is turning in favor of plant-based diets. Good news for human health, animals, nature and the climate.
In Uruguay and Argentina, we visit two sustainable schools. The buildings and teachings are textbook examples of sustainability.
Organic farmer Alda explains how fertile soil enables her to grow food without poison, increases biodiversity, and has positive climate effects.
We visit a coffee forest in Brazil and learn all about the environmental and social benefits of agro-ecology. Surely the preferred way to feed the world!
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 - Where the Beerens and Molenaar families are demonstrating how to use local and recycled building materials on Cape Verde.
In Cape Verde and Brazil we learn how man-made structures can help to restore the underwater ecosystems.
On the island of Sal, we meet an organisation that saves sea turtles. And learn how biodiversity can be increased and damaged ecosystems restored.
On the small and remote Spanish island El Hierro, we visit a world-leading renewable energy storage solution that combines wind- and hydropower!
On the Canary Island of La Palma in Spain, we discover that the logical way to grow bananas is with butterflies instead of poison. Fran GarLaz explains why and how.
In Greece we take a closer look at olive oil, which is an integral part of Greek history and culture. And discover ways of growing olives sustainably.
On the Greek island of Kalamos, we learn about rewilding. We are inspired by the way this form of ecosystem regeneration balances natural and human needs.
In Albania, we meet Pitupi that makes clothing “people-to-people” and where environmental and social values are as least as important as financial profit.
Has the future of motor boating arrived? After meeting both a prototype and a commercial solar boat we surely think so!
Reforestation helps to fight climate change, drought and fires. Innovations like the COCOON support young trees and accelerate the creation of new forests.
We sail to Sardinia to visit the local currency Sardex. Could this be a more sustainable monetary alternative suitable to support a circular economy?
The Slow Food movement promotes food that is good for the consumer, good for the producer and good for the planet.
Join us on our trip in search for sustainable wine to nuns, a family-run traditional vineyard, a château and the Italian Permaculture Institute.
Sustainability on a party island? We sail to Ibiza and discover its Green Heart at Casita Verde, where Chris Dews leads many inspiring initiatives.
In one hour enough solar energy reaches the Earth to provide energy for everyone for a year. But how will we harvest and store it? Spain has the solution.
In Portugal we learn all about the environmental and social sustainability aspects of cork. Time to get more creative with this remarkable natural material!
In Porto we moor next to Fair Transport’s sailing cargo vessel Tres Hombres. Their mission: to promote emission-free transport and to minimize transport.
We travel to Santiago de Compostela, the end point of the St. James Way. And learn how hiking can be both a spiritual and a physical sustainable solution.
At Mondragon, employees are owners, salaries and profits are fairly distributed, there is solidarity among cooperatives, and education is held in high esteem.
Polly Higgins is on a mission to make mass destruction of the earth an international crime.
In Totnes, home of the Transition Town movement, we learn how a focus on local food, renewable energy, energy neutral living, and the local economy makes a town more resilient and sustainable.
Spirituality plays a big part at Findhorn Ecovillage, which is based on love for nature and each other.
Public-private partnerships pioneer a new form of renewable energy: energy from the sea (tides and waves).
How hydropower generates electricity for electric driving and the world’s first fully electric car ferry.
How a family on a Swedish island applies permaculture principles on their organic farm.
How Sweden’s right to roam (allemansrätten) and scientific legacy led to its pioneering role in nature conservation.
What makes insulation a sustainable solution and how have government policies in Denmark contributed to more energy efficiency.
What the Danish capital is doing to adapt to climate change and become carbon neutral by 2025.
Through engagement of the community and local ownership, the islanders managed to become energy independent with renewable energy.
The Kattendorfer Hof produces organic food and works on the basis of Community Supported Agriculture.
Germany’s first packaging-free grocery store, Unverpackt Kiel, helps consumers reduce plastic and food waste, and stimulates buying local.
What the Netherlands is doing and what you can do to reduce plastic waste.
How Amsterdammers are sharing tools, bikes, games to save money and natural resources
Cycling benefits your health, finances, air quality, and the climate!