It's Smarter Travel Week!
Greentraveller is one of 30 organisations that have been invited by Start UK - the initiative championed by HRH Prince Charles - to showcase sustainable living throughout the 30 days of May.
The campaign is called 'Be the Start' and this week the focus is on Smarter Travel, during which Be the Start is celebrating a range of sustainable travel and transport options.
On Wednesday 22 May and Saturday 25 May, Greentraveller will be promoting the use of public transport to some fantastic destinations in the UK, including the many glorious National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The campaign is being run on social networks, see:
You're encouraged to be a 'Starter', by committing to do a small action for just two months, which the organisers hope, along with thousands of other Starters, will help create one big sustainable movement! Everyone who completes their DoNation action will be entered into a draw to win a long weekend at a Feather Down Farm.
You could win a stay at Pant yr Hwch, probably the most sustainable farm in the Feather Down stable. That's where Martin and Ann Jones have successfully re-established a traditional Welsh hill farm in the area where they grew up. Here they farm a flock of rare-breed Badger Face sheep, along with woolly pigs, chickens, ducks and bees, alongside their vegetable garden and orchard. As a result, their farm larder is a veritable snapshot of the farming year with fresh local produce supplemented with home-made breads, buns and 'cawl', a traditional Welsh stew. Great efforts have also been put into restoring the farm's buildings to their 18th century origins, employing materials that combine both traditional and 21st century techniques towards a sustainable, self-sufficient farm.
Other organisations involved in Be the Start are Waitrose, Eurostar, M&S, Ways2Work, IBM, Virgin Money, Eden Project, and Visit England.
By Richard Hammond.