Today we welcome the seven billionth baby into the world. What should we be doing to make the world more sustainable? Ideas please.
Image by Virgin Galactic
India can hold its head high for a wonderful first Grand Prix. Many many congratulations to all Indians. Just after Marussia Virgin Racing driver Timo Glock was shunted off the track on the first corner, I was approached and told that the President of India would like to meet me and my son Sam back in Delhi. So abandoned the race. My driver wasn't expecting me for 3 hours so had to literally hitch hike back to make certain we got to the Palace on time to see her! Found hitch hiking easier
Tonight travel to India on a mission to see how we can help save the remaining 2,800 tigers left in the wild.
Meanwhile on Necker Island 72 baby hawksbill turtles are born - on turtle beach!
May one day we have the same kind of success with the tigers!
One never knows who is going to win when you do competitions, but it was a great pleasure to meet the winner of our #suitcaserace. Sadie is very bright, enthusiastic and interesting.
She was also really appreciative, and it was great to talk to her about entrepreneurship.
Sadie is involved in her university entrepreneur club, as well as Virgin Media Pioneers young entrepreneur scheme.
She is now off flying off to New York as her prize. I may well see her at the airport as I get ready to
Non-violent resistance and protest has inspired change for centuries – and still does. I was in Rio with The Elders this week for one of their regular working meetings - we watched a great new film by Brazilian film-maker Julia Bacha about non-violent resistance in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem.
It’s about the Israelis and Palestinians who oppose the eviction of Palestinian families from homes they have lived in for half a century. You can see the films here.
It was a privilege to be at the Six Senses SLOW LIFE Symposium in the Maldives recently.
Here is a video of my experience there.
Read Richard Branson's previous blog on the Slow Life Symposium
Acabo de chegar no Rio para uma reunião da organização "The Elders", junto com pessoas do mundo inteiro: da África do Sul o Arcebispo Tutu; da Europa Mary Robinson e Brundtland Gro; dos Estados Unidos Carter e outros mais.O evento e' organizado pelo presidente dos "The Elders" aqui na América do Sul, o ex-presidente Fernando Henrique Cardoso, que tanto fez para transformar o Brasil e assim oferecer um maravilhoso exemplo para o resto da América do Sul.Th
Llegué a Sudamérica. Primera parada Chile, con su gente de preciosas sonrisas.
Desgraciadamente aquí solo por un día, pero volveré en enero por unos días para empezar mi viaje a Antártica con Al Gore.
For the non-Spanish speakers among us:
Arrived in South America. First stop awesome, beautiful Chile with the people with the lovely smiles.
Sadly only here for a day but back here in January for a few days for the start of a trip to Antarctica w
Met four of our astronauts in waiting while I was in New Zealand.
Virgin Galactic now has the same number of astronauts signed up for our first year's operation as have been put into space by Russia, China and America since space travel began. Pretty impressive start!
Thanks for all your well-wishes regarding the Virgin Galactic Gateway To Space launch.
It was a fantastic day and one of our competition winners, @thesmitt, summed up the excitement of it all well in her #spacech
These are pictures on the wonderful 5km long fan trail that's been created to Eden Park Stadium in Auckland. Fantastic atmosphere to and from the match. 50000 people walked it last night - every city should create one!
Lucky enough to go to the after party, with Richie and the team. Suspect there will never be another day quite like it in New Zealand.
So lucky to have been there with Holly and Fred when they captured the World Cup, the French actually played magnificently but this fairytal