About Richard Hammond


 Richard Hammond is the founder of Green Traveller. He is a writer and filmmaker who founded the website initially as a blog/forum in 2006 and then as a result of the growing interest in green travel, he re-launched it as a fully fledged website in 2009 to provide information for UK travellers on how to have a lower carbon holiday and contribute to biodiversity conservation.


Richard was previously the Guardian’s eco travel correspondent, Editor of Green Hotelier and Travel Editor of National Geographic GREEN, and has written about sustainable tourism for a wide range of publications, including BBC Wildlife, National Geographic Traveller, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and Wanderlust.


Richard has also edited/written several books on the subject of sustainable travel, including the editor of Green Places to Stay (Sawdays) and the co-author of Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World (Rough Guides). He was also the consultant to the Guardian Green Travel Guide and for the Travel Channel’s series ‘How to Holiday Greener’.


Richard has also produced over 100 short films showcasing examples of sustainable transport, travel and tourism. 

Richard is the author of the forthcoming book 'The Green Traveller' (to be published by Pavilion, April 2022).

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