Here at Happy Ali, we’re very much looking forward to this year’s Earth Day on April 22. And although it’s a few weeks away, we wanted to kick things off early by looking at four brands that practice sustainability on a regular basis and not just on the one-off.
Earth Day annually demonstrates global support for environmental protection and future sustainability, and so we’ve highlighted some of the best current and upcoming sustainable brands fighting for the cause today.
Singita is a South African company that operates game lodges in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Rwanda. On the day-to-day, it strives towards operating in a way that preserves and protects African wilderness. Singita has clearly outlined some sustainability targets that they wish to hit by 2025 including the use of renewable technologies which can help them to become carbon neutral. One of the major projects in this drive towards sustainability is the implementation of solar energy in the Kruger National Park. So far, they’ve managed to provide 78% of what is required to run the whole park.
The company that provides delicious chicken made completely from plants! Using only 9 ingredients, they use 74% less land, 82% less water and produce 88% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to their traditional counterparts. This month, TiNDLE has partnered up with ecoSPIRITS and Brass Lion Distillery to host the sustainable edition of 28 HongKong Street’s Proper Dinner series which will include Chef Melvyn Tan’s TiNDLE spin on the bar’s iconic Fried Chicken n’ Waffles topped with homemade herb butter.
Vivant is the world’s first live streaming wine experience platform. As a brand, they pride themselves on providing customers with only the best tasting wines from ‘responsible winemakers practicing sustainable, organic, and biodynamic viticulture’. These winemakers avoid the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fungicides to ensure quality taste but also protection for the environment.
Set to open later this year, Patina Maldives, based in the Fari Islands will advance the trend of purposeful travel. This will include zero-waste kitchens, recycling marine plastic and even providing lessons to locals to teach them about environmental preservation.
Not to mention that this resort will have a 100% solar-powered kids’ club called ‘Footrprints’ where children will be able to turn recycled ocean plastic into 3D models. Patina Maldives has its eyes set on tackling marine plastic pollutions, but will also focus on coral propagation via its project. If that wasn’t enough, every day a team will go out to clean up and for every stay, 10kg of marine plastic will be collected.