About Green Traveller
Green Traveller provides news and inspiration about lower carbon travel and positive impact holidays. It is run by me, Richard Hammond. I established it in 2006 while I was a travel journalist writing about
sustainable travel in newspapers and magazines.
The website is packed with news, features and resources to help you plan greener holidays. For what I mean by being a 'green traveller' and an introduction to the many issues regarding low carbon travel, read my guide to low carbon holidays.
I also send out a monthly email newsletter, The Green Traveller Digest, which is a round up of the latest green travel news in the media, including new green hotels, sustainable places to eat and drink, activities that support the conservation of biodiversity, ferry and rail initiatives and routes (including the latest developments to overnight sleeper routes across Europe), as well as other information about travel that is sensitive to the climate and nature emergencies.
The background to Green Traveller
I founded Green Traveller initially as a blog/forum in 2006 and then as a result of the growing interest in sustainable travel, I re-launched it as a fully fledged website in 2009 to provide information for UK travellers on how to have a lower carbon holiday, contribute to biodiversity conservation, and have positive impact adventures. The website includes over 50 Green Traveller's Guides to specific destinations as well as features on a range of aspects of green travel, such as car-free guides to many protected areas in the UK, tips on finding green hotels and organised holidays, and step-by-step guides to flight-free routes to Europe by train and ferry.
Over the years, I have commissioned lots of blogs, articles, photographs and videos from a team of established freelance travel writers, editors, photographers and videographers, including Jackie King, Sarah Baxter, Paul Bloomfield, Nicola Forsyth, Harriet O'Brien, James Stewart, Rhiannon Batten, Yvonne Gordon, Sarah Barrell, Catherine Mack, Clare Hargreaves, Mark Rowe, Ginny Light, Abi Whyte, David Atkinson, Christopher Willan, Diana Jarvis, and Nigel Camp. The Artwork for Green Traveller's Guides is by Tina Smith and Mark Edwards.
The following people have also helped contribute to the depth and quality of content on the site since I launched it in 2006:
Anouk Van Den Eijnde (now at Google), Tobias Chapple (now at BBC), Jane Dunford (now at the Guardian), Sophie Gordon (now at Cycling UK), Holly Tuppen (now at The Long Run), Will Ross (now at Zafiri), Tom Watts (now at AMA), Sian Lewis (now at The Girl Outdoors), Jo Keeling (now at Ernest Journal), Nick Stewart (now at World Animal Protection), Holly Rooke (now at Mungo's), Paul Miles (see tweets @UKbyBoat), Jini Reddy, John Sannaee, Elinor Meredith, Adriana Maldonado, Gemma Tidman, Gemma Chapman, Eden Gallant, Florence Fortnam, Lucy Symons, Juliette Dyke, Hania Simons, Adriana Polo, Lauren Jones, Hannah Fitzgibbon, Chloe Stickland, Olivia Lacey.
We also have a film production unit producing short videos about sustainable tourism, for more information on this, see Green Traveller Productions.
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