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The more people who know about sustainable travel, the better. That’s why we’re always happy to partner with others to help spread the word.
Our founder, Hilary, moderated a panel called “Tourism’s Impact on the Environment” at the A World for Travel forum in Evora, Portugal.
Panelists included: H.E. Dr. Edita Dapo (Minister of Tourism – Bosnia & Herzegovina), Dr. Taleb Rifai (former Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization), H.E. Edmund Bartlett (Minister of Tourism – Jamaica), Beks Ndlovu (CEO of African Bush Camps), and Fabio Casilli (founder – Respire, Le Tourisme de Demain).
Watch the discussion unfold about how tourism can and should protect local environments and preserve biodiversity.
Length: 46 min.
Published Sep. 21st, 2021
Clément Guillou wrote an article for Le Monde – the largest daily French newspaper – called “Face au changement climatique, le tourism fait son introspection et évite l’action*.”
(*Faced with climate change, tourism is introspective and avoids action.)
Read (lisez) in French, or use a translator, to see Hilary’s comments on the action she wants to see in the industry.
Published Sep. 21st, 2021
Mike Cahill wrote a Redfin blog post about “11 Ways to Start Living Sustainably at Home.”
Yugen Earthside is quoted for giving advice on how to shift homes to be “zero-waste” – starting with items you find in your bathroom.
Bonus: Going zero-waste for toiletries and other bathroom essentials means you can pack those up to be a zero-waste traveler, too!
Published Aug. 24th, 2021
Christina Beckmann is the co-founder of Tomorrow’s Air, a carbon removal company officially launched by the ATTA.
She interviewed Hilary for ATTA’s News section and they discussed her “Perspectives from a Former Techie Entering Sustainable Travel.”
Read it to hear about how Amazon, TikTok, and Semester at Sea have all influenced Yugen Earthside.
Published Aug. 17th, 2021
Stephen Bailey hosts Hilary to discuss “Practical Sustainable Travel Tips”.
Listen to learn some easy ways you can be a more sustainable traveler. You’ll also hear about zero-dollar tourism, sustainable packing, harmful travel mistakes, and how sustainable travel does not need to be expensive.
Length: 26 min.
Published Jul. 8th, 2021
Nadi Marketing, run by Erika Rodriguez, is an eco-conscious marketing agency.
Hilary led a workshop for their network of ‘ecopreneurs’ called “Sustainable Tourism: What it is, why it’s complicated, & how you can travel better.” No matter where you are on your sustainable travel journey, you’ll find some helpful tidbits in this session.
Length: 51 min.
Published Jul. 8th, 2021
Sovannary Fun from Sikheo Home – a company for eco-friendly urbanites – hosted this IG Live.
She and Hilary discussed how easy and fun it can be to plan a sustainable trip, shared some travel stories, and provided helpful sustainable travel tips.
Length: 38 min.
Published Jun. 19th, 2021
The Societies & Organizations Institute within HEC Paris focuses on promoting sustainability in business.
This interview with Hilary covers her motivation, the impact she’s making, difficulties faced, and contributions to a more inclusive economy. It also dives into how HEC Paris helped shape her journey, and what advice she’d give to others looking to make a difference.
Published Jun. 9th, 2021
Business Because is an online resource filled with news, advice, and inspiration for prospective MBA & Masters students.
They interviewed our founder, Hilary, about leaving her corporate 9-5 job at Amazon to launch a sustainability startup following her MBA at HEC Paris.
Published May 26th, 2021
Emma Darlington from the “A Travel Minded” podcast hosted this IG Live.
She and Hilary chatted about the importance of sustainable travel and the work that Yugen Earthside is doing.
Length: 23 min.
Published May 14th, 2021
Hidden Lemur is a sustainable travel website that aims to give travelers better access to ethical travel experiences.
They featured Yūgen Earthside in their article “Green Tours: A Responsible Travelers’ Guide” alongside other incredible companies such as Intrepid Travel and G Adventures.
Published May 5th, 2021
Charlotte interviews Hilary for her series “A Case for Travel Tuesdays.”
They talk about launching Yūgen Earthside during the pandemic, the future of trips post covid, what tour operators can do to be more sustainable, Impact Projects, and more. Length: 22 min.
Published Apr. 6th, 2021
Travel Massive is a global community of more than 60k travel industry founders, leaders, and creators.
Hilary was interviewed about how she got into the tourism industry, how the idea for Yūgen Earthside was born, how tourism companies can become more sustainable, and more.
Published Mar. 3rd, 2021
La Heroica is an Argentinian initiative that promotes sustainable tourism by sharing best practices from folks around the world.
Luisa, La Heroica’s founder, interviewed Hilary about what sustainable tourism is and how we can motivate people to be better travelers. Length: 2.5 min.
Published Feb. 23rd, 2021
Ryan & Cheryl, hosts of the TMWY podcast, invite Hilary onto their show, and they have a blast talking all things travel!
They discuss Hilary’s move from Seattle to Paris, what sustainable travel is all about, and give some travel advice. Length: 1.5 hrs.
Published Jan. 25th, 2021
Our founder, Hilary, was interviewed by Honne Magazine, a bilingual (French/English), online magazine.
She discusses starting Yūgen Earthside during a pandemic, juggling entrepreneurship with school, and overcoming challenges.
Published Jan. 2nd, 2021
We are open to media and press (online & offline) coverage opportunities including:
- Interviews for newspapers & magazines
- Podcasts & radio segments
- Social media features
- Write-ups… and more!