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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
As part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. But what does this have to do with the tourism sector? Environmental researcher Lily Rose explains how ecotourism can contribute to supporting these Sustainable Development Goals. Read more!
In 2019, around 368 million tons of plastic were produced worldwide - around 18 million tons of this in Germany alone. By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish swimming in the ocean. These are frightening findings, aren't they? We want to introduce you to an extremely dedicated project in Indonesia that is listed on our platform: Project Wings. Project Wings makes use of this plastic waste and creates something gigantic out of it - the largest village of plastic waste in the world. Learn more!
The goal of Zonca Ecovillage in northern Italy is to sustainably renovate homes and buildings and promote environmental awareness by hosting guests and involving them in environmentally sustainable projects, gardening, forestry, and more. Learn more about the ecovillage from our Impact Host Daniel in today's interview.
Today we would like to introduce you to another company we really like: Lust auf besser Leben gGmbh. Lust auf besser Leben is based in Frankfurt am Main and its mission is to promote sustainable action in business and society and thus sustainable development with its offerings in the non-material and service sectors. We are pleased that the sustainability consultant and managing partner, Marlene, gives us an insight into her vision and work. Read more!