Happy Earth Day everyone! Join us in celebration by simply going for a hike or chillin with friends outside in nature :)
We love Earth Day everyday - our whole mission revolves around making a positive impact on the Earth by promoting and using eco friendly materials, and planting trees every single day through our customer sales.
Having a holiday to acknowledge our beautiful planet and be inspired to live greener is awesome, so we're donating extra to plant 1,000 trees today, through one of our tree planting partners - Eden Reforestation Projects.
We work with 4 tree planting partners and like to spread the love, but the reason we chose Eden today is because they have a really cool project they're working on right now, and want to give a shout to them. Check out their newest campaign, where they're helping to restore an entire region of Madagascar: Eden True Village Project. What an inspiring video!
This project will restore trees and beauty to the Earth, while also lifting thousands of villagers out of extreme poverty and into a higher quality and sustainable life.
Thanks for being a part of our Tribe, have a cool day!
Let’s start things off with a small bit of advice. Start using your travel journal before your trip.
Seriously, you’ll realise how important it is, when you are looking back at your adventures, to record even the slightest bit of planning to ensure that your trips have meaning and purpose.
Before all the memories and ticket stubs begin to flood the pages of your journal, make a list of things you want to see, food you want to try, or dedicate a page to language phrases you can use on the daily.
Fresh out of university after four years studying ecology, zoology and conservation genetics, I was well and truly ready for an adventure.
I wanted to book a plane ticket, pack my bags and head out the door as soon as possible.
But two things were stopping me. Firstly, money. Spending four years studying doesn’t mean you’re exactly raking in the cash. Secondly, when I got back and started looking for jobs, what would an employer think of a recent lengthy, self-indulgent holiday?
Then a solution came to me:
Why not combine some adventurous traveling with work experience?
In THE POWER OF MYTH by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers (1988), Campbell states that “Chief Seattle was one of the last spokesmen of the Paleolithic moral order. In about 1852, the United States Government inquired about buying the tribal lands for the arriving people of the United States.”
“The President in Washington sends word he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky? The land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?”
- Chief Seattle