Resources: a compact, clear collection of information and links, which can help going deeper into Sustainable Couch.


    Here you can find a selection of articles which were published on Sustainable Couch



    Do you want to publish an article on Sustainable Couch? Please contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


    The presentations so far:

    • 21st October 2011, Federal College in Eunápolis, Bahia, Brazil.
      Presentation of CouchSurfing and Sustainable Couch in front of 40 students.
      Read the report on Massi's blog

    • 29th September 2011, Tower of Babel meeting in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
      Presentation of Sustainable Couch in front of 12 participants.
      Read the report on Massi's blog.

    • 15th June 2011, MoNa "Fair verreisen" - Ökosoziales StudierendenForum, Vienna, Austria
      Presentation of CouchSurfing and Sustainable Couch in front of 30 people
      Read the report (in German)


    Here you find all the most important documents and texts of Sustainable Couchsurfng, easy to download as a PDF


    This page has the aim to give access to some extra information, not simply listing links, but also commenting them and dividing them into some categories.


    1) CouchSurfing- groups related to sustainability

    Alternative Ways of Living & Consuming:
    WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms)
    Rural Couchsurfing
    Change the world
    Dumpster diving
    Protecting the Environment for a healthier tomorrow
    Organic Agriculture
    International Permaculture Hospitality Network

    2) Hospitality Club
    Eco @ The Hospitality Club

    Concept of sustainable hosting and surfing
    List of suggestions to cut CO2 emissions at a personal level

     Concept of sustainable travelling


    For general information on the Website and on the concept of Sustainable Couchsurfing: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Please consider that all the work is done by an unpaid voluntary team, so in some cases it might take few days to get an answer. Thanks for your understanding!

    The Team of Sustainable Couch

    Initiator of the project, newsletter, strategic development
    Sustainable Couch Account
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    Q. What is the difference between Sustainable Couch and other hospex?
    A. Sustainable Couch is NOT a hospitality exchange network. It is an independent initiative started by a single couchsurfer (also read disclaimer) with the aim of bringing some aspects of ecological, economic  ans social sustainability to hospex.

    Q. Do I need to be a member of an hospex to become part of Sustainable Couch?
    A. No, you can also be active in a sustainable community without being member of any hospex. Yet, it is advised to also sign up for a hospex in order to know more about hospitality exchange networks and to be able to also become a sustainable host and a sustainable guest.

    Q. Does being a member of Sustainable Couch cost anything?
    A. No, Sustainable Couch is absolutely free! Also creating an account doesn´t cost anything.

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    • Sustainable Couch is is a private website initiated and owned by Massimiliano Schilirò, who takes full responsibility for the website content and images.
    • Each member is responsible for his/her own profile, including picture and texts. Contact us if you think there are images or contents from the members which might be offensive.
    • Sustainable Couch is licensed unter the Creative Commons license "Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)". You are free to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work and to Remix — to adapt the texts, logo and photos of the website under the following conditions:  Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work); Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes. More information. This license does not apply to the illustrations and other graphics on the site.
    • All the texts and the pictures of Sustainable Couch belong to the owner of the website apart from the clearly indicated copyrighted texts/pictures.
    • Sustainable Couch is not an alternative to or a competitor of hospitality exchange networks such as e.g. CouchSurfing and Hospitality Club. It encourages hospex members to get involved in  different ways to make their hospitality experiences more sustainable.
    • Sustainable Couch thanks CouchSurfing Int. for having the permission of using the term "CouchSurfing" in the website. 'CouchSurfing' and 'CouchSurfer' are registered and unregistered service marks of CouchSurfing International.
    • Sustainable Couch has no interest in making any profit or advertisements. It is a non-profit initiative.
    • Sustainable Couch is not political in the sense that it does not support any political party. However, it does support political initiatives of the civil society, especially in the sectors of sustainability, environmental protection, anti-racism, etc.
    • The web host, Hetzner AG, uses 100% renewable energies for its electricity need. Certification (in German)

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    Massimiliano Schilirò
    Vienna / Austria