Ocean Paradise named “greenest” yacht

The 55-meter boat, presented in a world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show, was recognized as the year’s leading example of yacht constructors’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprints of their vessels.

Top eco-friendly luxury hotels

Whether you’re in search of an urban adventure or a tropical getaway, satisfy your wanderlust in eco-friendly style with our guide to green luxury hotels.

Canopy Tower In Hong Kong

“Boutique Design” has designed “The Canopy” which is a residential tower that aims to take advantage of Hong Kong’s geographic specifications.

Handbags made of recycled MINIs

Carmina Campus, the label founded by Ilaria Venturini Fendi, has realised a truly unique collection realized in collaboration with Mini. The bags use the materials left over from the prototypes of the Mini Roadster, which includes discarded color samples, seat leather, soft-top caves and body plates. The capsule collection, very chic and inspired by the … Continued

World’s greenest airlines unveiled

The world’s greenest airlines have been named at the ITB Berlin travel show, with European carrier Monarch topping the list. The study of airline efficiency was conducted by Atmosfair, a carbon offsetting company, and looked into factors such as how efficient an airline’s fleet was and how full its planes normally fly. Monarch, a charter … Continued

Rolls Royce ‘consider electric car’

Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce is planning an electric limousine, which would be rechargeable…with zero emissions, the dailymail reports. There has been speculation for two years that Rolls-Royce was planning a top secret electric model. Then, before Christmas, Rolls-Royce’s chief executive said an electric or alternatively-fuelled ‘experimental’ Rolls-Royce model would be a ‘good idea’.

Meet the high-speed bus of the future

Today’s buses have a reputation for being large, slow and — even when powered by electricity — rather inefficient. However, this could all be about to change thanks to a pioneering design from a Dutch scientist which was shown last week in Amsterdam. The “Superbus” is the work of the Delft University of Technology and … Continued

Murcielago Replacement to Go Green?

Lamborghini is to introduce a greener supercar that will replace the iconic Murciélago, which has been Lamborghini’s flagship for over a decade. Automotive News reports that the supercar’s replacement will slash carbon dioxide output by 20 percent, without sacrificing performance. It will feature a 6.5 liter, 700-hp engine and will emit 398 g/km of carbon … Continued

Luxury yachts fly the green flag

Luxury yachts that whisk their millionaire owners or charter guests to the world’s top beauty spots, guzzling gallons of fuel on the way, have long scraped the bottom of the green league tables. But as superyachts converged on the Riviera for this year’s 20th Monaco Yacht Show, a small but determined minority were flying the … Continued

How to find a green hotel

Many hotels promise to be green nowadays, but where can travelers find more information to help them choose the most eco-friendly hotel? Online booking site Travelocity believes that travelers actually prefer green hotels. According to its statistics, eco-friendly properties get higher reviews than their non-green counterparts. For many consumers, search sites such as Travelocity, Expedia … Continued

InterContinental Times Square opens in New York

InterContinental opened its much-anticipated New York property in the heart of Manhattan July 12, the latest in a string of high-profile openings for the city. The firm says that along with being the largest new-build hotel to open in the city since 2002, the 607-room InterContinental is also one of the most environmentally responsible hotels … Continued

Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell

The first details and images of the electric Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell have leaked over the web last night. The Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell, showing a bright yellow exterior paint job in these official images, is ready for its debut. Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric motors – one at each … Continued

Green for Gucci

Italian fashion house Gucci has revealed a series of eco-friendly initiatives with the aim of reducing the company’s impact on the environment. The main focus of the proposals is to cut paper consumption and reduce Carbon dioxide omissions. The Italian luxury brand has redesigned their packaging using only FSC Certified 100 per cent recyclable paper. … Continued