Big Steps, little footprints – Rethinking Transport – 1

We are happy to start off the new year with our “Big Steps, little footprints – Rethinking Transport” post that will bring you regular entertaining tidbits related to sustainable mobility, carbon and conscious living.

Transport comes into play throughout our daily lives in many ways. It is not just about moving from one location to another; it’s also how we move around as single individuals, as a family unit, for pleasure, for work or for errands… Moreover, transport also requires a bird-eye view to understand how people move as a city, a locality and as a nation. Transport also significantly ties into our consumption habits, whether it be food, entertainment and other commodities. Rethinking transport therefore becomes synonymous with rethinking one’s lifestyle, to improve not only ‘the traffic situation’ but also quality of life of oneself, others and the environment.

As our first post, we decided to feature a collaboration between a sailing cargo company and a chocolate manufacturer that led to sailing one ship full of cocoa from Nicaragua to Hamburg using wind power alone! This emission free journey was made possible through Zotter joining forces with Brigantes – a cargo company that uses only sail-powered shipping, resulting in a sailing cargo ship docking in Hamburg for the first time in 20 years.

Check them out at https://www.brigantes.eu/en/sail-cargo/#

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