SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS X SOCIALBNB
Sustainability is on everyone's lips and is of great interest in diverse subject areas. Climate change, scarcity of resources, dwindling biodiversity or even the current population dynamics as well as people's consumption behavior require a rethink. In 2015, the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda. In it: 17 sustainable development goals that are intended to ensure and promote sustainability. The goals focus on poverty, food and drinking water, health, education, gender equality, energy, work, sustainable development, environmental and climate protection and peace. But how can tourism and explicitly socialbnb contribute to these goals? That is what we are clarifying today.
SOCIALLY SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL WITH SOCIALBNB
A socialbnb is an accommodation with impact. Every overnight stay supports a social or ecological project. If you have chosen an accommodation on our platform, then the price selected by the project will flow into that. This way you can easily travel in a socially sustainable way and do good - while you sleep, so to speak. We currently have six different project types, check out our website. Let's take a look together at projects in the different impact areas.
FLOOD RELIEF IN THE FLOODED AREA – WE MET DACHZELTNOMADEN
In the night from July 14 to 15, 2021, a devastating flood hit large areas of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia after extreme storms. Within hours, the waters of many rivers and streams rose, even reaching levels of an incredible 7 to 8 meters in some areas - nearly five meters above the worst flood to date in 2016. We invited the relief organization of Roof Tent Nomads to share more about their activities and efforts. You'll find out how you can additionally support the organization in the course of the interview:
USD 3,500.00 FOR THE SOCIALBNB CHUMBE ISLAND CORAL PARK, TANZANIA
Impact News: We were able to generate USD 3,570.00 through overnight stays on our socialbnb platform for the Chumbe Island Coral Park project in Tanzania. What can be implemented on site with this money and what Chumbe Island actually contributes to environmental conservation, you can find out here. Chumbe Island is an uninhabited island just off Zanzibar. It is also the world's first financially self-sustaining marine protected area. A recognized 55.1 hectare nature reserve, Chumbe Island is home to a fully protected coral reef and a closed forest reserve.
Why volunteering abroad is not entirely a positive thing
The number of people volunteering has increased significantly in recent years. More and more people are deciding to do federal voluntary service or what is known as a "gap year". A gap year is a journey undertaken before the start of studies or training. This can also take the form of a "sabbatical" at a later point in one's working life. Today we'll talk about volunteering abroad as part of such a gap year or sabbatical and show you both the positives and negatives to this venture. Let's go!
VEGAN TRAVEL, BUT WHERE TO?
More and more people are choosing a vegan lifestyle for ethical, health, or environmental reasons. But what about vegan food and options when traveling? The good news is: it's easier than you think! In this post, I'll give you some tips and tricks on how to find delicious and healthy food while traveling as a vegan. So, buckle up and let's explore the world of vegan travel together!
How to escape the winter
Of course, the Christmas season is a cozy time that you imagine at home with friends and family: Baking cookies, drinking hot chocolate at the Christmas market, or listening to Mariah Carey sing "All I want for Christmas" for the 1,000th time. As beautiful as this reflective time may be - maybe you disagree and aren't a fan of the holiday season at all - there's one thing we all secretly want: to get out of the cold and soak up some more rays of sunshine. We show you three warm winter destinations in Europe.
Kholey Dai Festival
Don't miss the cultural Kholey Dai Festival in Kalimpong, India. The annual rice harvest and folk music festival of the Parengtar community in India aims to revive and restore the centuries-old tradition of the community's culture. For you as a traveler, this means that you can participate in authentic village culture and immerse yourself firsthand in the multi-faceted culture - learn more!
Berlin Travel Festival 2022
We were at the Berlin Travel Festival 2022 from November 25 to November 27. Find out what the idea of the fair is, which people were part of it and what role we as the socialbnb team played at the event.