100% solar-powered Fiji resort combines 5-star luxury with sustainability

June 18, 2018 by  
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Luxury travel doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. At Six Senses’ new Fiji Resort , visitors can indulge in five-star comforts and minimize their stay’s carbon footprint. Crafted by Auckland design firm Space Studio , this 24-villa resort on Malolo Island is powered entirely with solar energy and promotes environmental awareness throughout. Opened last month, the Six Senses Fiji comprises 24 villas, two restaurants, a lounge, a library, welcome and guest service areas and a spa. The development will soon include a total of 60 privately owned residences — 11 of which have already been completed. The five-star resort blends contemporary design with elements of traditional Fijian culture, which is celebrated in the handiwork and artwork produced by local villagers, the Rise Beyond the Reef charity and the local material palette of grass cloth wallpaper and timber. In addition to cultural awareness, Six Senses Fiji also turns its spotlight on sustainability. The 100 percent solar -powered resort is equipped with its own water filtration plant on site so that staff can bottle water in glass and eliminate single-use plastic bottles. Reusable containers can be found in places like the on-site gourmet deli, and guests are encouraged to return those containers for reuse. Food waste is turned into compost for the resort’s farm and garden with a worm-based septic system. Recyclable waste is sorted in the resort’s “recycling corner,” after which the items are shipped to Denarau Island on the return barges that bring food supplies twice a week. Related: Experience bliss at a luxury Indian spa nestled in a former coffee estate “We also try to have as little waste as possible by creating a lot of our own homemade tonics and bitters using local produce and shrubs, so there’s no waste to begin with,” said Karen Morris, Six Senses Fiji director of sales and marketing. “We’re growing our own kombucha, so we don’t need to ship it in, and we’re creating our own tepache, a fermented pineapple drink.” A luxurious night at Six Senses Fiji starts at $870. + Space Studio + Six Senses Fiji Images via Six Senses Fiji

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Soak Up the Sun at Casa de las Olas’ Solar Powered Eco-Escape in Tulum

January 30, 2013 by  
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The Midget Bushtrekka Is a Cool Pull-Along Mini-Camper Designed for Bikers

April 13, 2012 by  
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The summer months are just ahead, and for many of us this means days full of cycling and plenty of camping excursions. But for you outdoor adventurers who don’t want to trade in your two-wheelers for four, now you can combine the two activities with your very own bike-trailer! Dubbed the  Midget Bushtrekka , and made by Kamp-Rite , this cool design goes from an ultra-compact carrier to a cool tent complete with cot-bed and some cozy amenities. Read the rest of The Midget Bushtrekka Is a Cool Pull-Along Mini-Camper Designed for Bikers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike trailer camping , cycling , kamp rite , midget bushtrekka , mini camper bicycle , pop-up camper , sustainable travel

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offMetro Launches New Website Promoting Car-Free Adventures Around San Francisco

March 12, 2012 by  
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JetBlue’s $4 Flights Take Off in Los Angeles & Take Down the Environment

July 14, 2011 by  
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This Saturday JetBlue is offering $4 flights between the Burbank and Long Beach airports in an effort to help residents avoid the inevitable Carmegedon that will occur with the closing of a 10-mile stretch of the city’s infamously slow 405 freeway. We thought it was a joke when we first saw mention of the promotion, but the joke’s on the environment because they have already sold out their four scheduled flights for that day. The puddle-jumping flights will end up consuming tons of fuel to travel a minute distance that could easily be reached by more fuel-efficient vehicles – the shortest route between the two airports doesn’t even involve the 405! Read the rest of JetBlue’s $4 Flights Take Off in Los Angeles & Take Down the Environment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carmegedon , Inhabitat LA , Inhabitat Los Angeles , JetBlue , sustainable transportation , sustainable travel , TerraPass

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Solar-Powered Supertrees Sprout at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay – New Photos!

July 14, 2011 by  
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6 Smart and Sustainable Ways to Escape the Summer Heat at Home

July 14, 2011 by  
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This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking

July 14, 2011 by  
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On their latest weekly episode, Public Radio International’s popular show, This American Life , digs deep into the issue of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking as it is commonly referred to. Fracking is a process that removes natural gas from the earth by fracturing rock layers deep underground with high pressure mixtures of water and dangerous chemicals. Opponents say the process irreparably damages drinking water and has a life cycle that is more damaging than that of coal — even though natural gas burns cleaner when used. The issue is surely heating up in the presses these days with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly toying with lifting his state’s moratorium on fracking and environmental organizations around the country furiously fighting the spread of fracking from California to New Jersey — where they recently banned fracking. This week’s episode of This American Life lifts the shroud of confusion around the issue of fracking by interviewing those on both sides as well as scientists who helped engineer the process who are now touring the country speaking out against it. Listen to the story after the jump. Read the rest of This American Life Digs Deep into the Issues Behind Hydrofracking Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , fracking , hydraulic fracturing , hydrofracking , natural energy , natural gas , natural gas extraction , new jersey fracking , new york fracking , pennsylvania fracking , petroleum supplies , renewable energy , this american life , what is fracking

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Grass Blanketed Huts Make Up Sweden’s Most Primitive Hotel

November 12, 2010 by  
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