We are revellers, storytellers, foodies, barflies, lovers of nights out, nature and fun… and we don’t see why we can’t be all these things while saving the planet too.
All over the world, there are hundreds of thousands of people like us, creating restaurants, cafes, clubs, pubs, chill out spots, stores, brands and more that not only offer an experience worthy of a fun crowd but also that make a difference.
We’re talking gourmet restaurants that serve incredible meals sourced right from your doorstep… and change people’s lives in the process.
We’re talking about shared spaces – from undiscovered gig venues to permaculture clubs – that give young and old, you, me and everyone we know, a voice.
We’re talking about celebrities, vegans, yogis, fashionistas, designers, rappers creating movements that bring people together to change our communities, cities and our planet for the better.
We at GOtilo continue to explore and be astonished by what our peers show us. From eco- parfumiers to ethical waterparks, the more you explore the movement, the more you push the boundaries of human ingenuity and love, the more amazing the possibilities become.
We know this world better than most and we’re about using our knowledge and experience, combined with the sharing power of technology to share them with you. Don’t keep them to yourself: pass them on.
Citizens, punters, organisers, businesses: GOTiLo NEEDS YOU!
GOtilo is a community of ethical explorers (we actually invented the term) that is growing all the time and connecting with a unique audience of switched on, purpose-driven millennials.
We currently cover LONDON only – but we have big plans to bring our community to cities all over the world.
Wherever we are, we thrive on your tips for the lovely organisations that mean something to you and do something for your community at the same time. Our only criteria are that, in the experience they offer and the people for whom they care, they are truly special. Know of one? Are you one? Then please, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A (Very) Brief History of GOtilo
GOtilo was dreamed up by Ash (twit: @robinasheem) and Adam (twit: @adsglass) with an aim to build the ultimate shareable resource for the socially conscious urbanite.. We love cities, we love causes and we love social enterprises that follow their dreams and do amazing things. In fact, we were frustrated by the continued failure of mainstream entertainment resources to understand the ‘social enterprise’ space and we found existing ‘ethical’ or ‘sustainable’ magazines, review or entertainment sites to be pretty underwhelming in terms of their accessibility or usefulness. Sometimes we got angry when a site purporting to be ‘ethical’ or ‘social’ was just a platform for phonies; big businesses more interested in using ‘impact’ to garner customers than make a real difference. So we decided to do our bit to sort this mess out – and find people all over the world who might join with us to showcase the best and most authentic of this movement to the mainstream.
GOtilo stands for GOod TImes LOndon – with the emphasis on ‘GO’! We do indeed hope to set up many more GOti chapters in the near future. Watch this space…