pebble guide: The new sustainable city guide direct to your mobile

By Hanna Pumfrey

 credit: pebble mag

credit: pebble mag

Remember that time you wandered the streets of Amsterdam looking for that perfect soya latte? Or the time your vegan friend came to down and you desperately wracked your brains for a sustainable vegan lunch spot? I do! So, when I heard that pebble magazine was launching its sustainable city guide series ‘pebble guides’ for mobile I couldn’t have been more excited!

Many of you will have heard of pebble magazine, the UKs go to hub for everything you need to know for a sustainable lifestyle that is both fun and achievable. They cover everything from ethical fashion to slow travel and much more in-between. Pebble guides is their latest venture into helping us make the cities and places we live in, better for everyone.

 

What is pebble guide?

Pebble guide is an intuitive, free to use web app that curates the most eco and awesome of our cities. From the best restaurants and cafes using sustainably sourced ingredients to guerrilla gardening projects. As well as bike paths and green spaces so that you can travel green during your trip. It also has a great directory of local makers so that you can support the local economy.

The team at pebble have split each guide up into 11 categories to make it easy to find what you’re after. Think dojo but with the bonus of not having to scroll endlessly for a bar that fits your lifestyle and ethos. With a pebble guide you can browse for the place that’s just right for you knowing that the team at Pebble have done the hard work to make sure it’s ethical and sustainable. Each guide is underpinned by Google Maps so that you can easily navigate to your chosen destination.

What I really love is that there are bespoke itineraries for each city guide focused around seasonal activities and eco-friendly events and brands. Taking all the hassle out of creating a great day out! And it’s not just for visitors, you can use pebble guides to discover the new and the wonderful in your own city. You can find local social enterprises and spaces where you can get involved and give back to your local community and economy.

 credit: pebble mag

credit: pebble mag

Where can you use them?

Pebble guide launched in Nottingham in April and has just launched in Bristol. Over the summer they’ll be launching Brighton, Edinburgh and Norwich. I personally cannot wait for the Norwich launch as it’s a city I love and that has so many amazing eco boutiques, restaurants and bars to share with the world! They’re also partnering with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to become their official partner of the One Planet Plate campaign and will be co-ordinating their launches with theirs in regional cities. And after that, well, the world is our oyster right so let’s wait to hear from the pebble team as to where they go next!

Check out the newly launched Bristol guide here.

 credit: pebble mag

credit: pebble mag

It may sound simple, but creating a truly great city guide is easier said than done, especially when you layer on the added complexity of ensuring all the places in the guide are eco AND awesome. But, I think the guys over at pebble have achieved it with their input from an amazing mix of on the ground, living it every day, local experts fused with the experience of pebbles senior team who have written and published travelled guides for years.

Happy travelling everyone!