Give the gift of sustainability with package-free gifts for your eco-conscious loved ones Three years ago, Quyen Nguyen read the book Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, which changed the way she would think about plastic for the rest of her life. “Before that, I never thought about plastic staying on the earth long. The articles … Read more
Through distribution of eco-friendly products and education, a couple hopes to make Vietnam a little less plastic Last year, Lauren Singer became a viral sensation when she published a video on her YouTube channel Trash is for Tossers about how she was able to fit all of her non-recyclable plastic waste from the past four … Read more
Relax and re-use by the river Schiller River Club (www.facebook.com/schillersaigon) is not just another expat bar, well—at least that’s what German owner and founder Ben Schiller is aiming for. Located way out of town in Thu Duc, this riverside venue is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, a key factor behind its … Read more
USD25 will be the new fee for single entry visas, down from USD45, as the government seeks to boost tourism. Multi-entry visas will drop from USD95 to USD50, while longer-term visas will range from USD95 – USD155. The figures were announced on the finance ministry’s website on October 13, and the changes will go into … Read more
The state of sustainable architecture in Vietnam When the powerhouse Kjørbo Building opened last year outside of Oslo, Norway, it was quickly lauded as the world’s most environmentally-friendly office building, unbelievably designed to produce more renewable energy than it uses. Over the next 60 years, the world’s first building to be renovated into an energy-positive … Read more
james Pham talks to the founder of the 350.org Southeast Asian hub.
A growing group of enthusiasts are pioneering a Saigon aquaponics movement – creating the potential to produce sustainable food in your own home.