Hello everyone, in this post we want to talk with you about a very important topic that today is really discussed, it is the sustainability linked to tourism. Before to start, let’s see what sustainable tourism is.
If you’re ready, we’d say get started. Come on!
Sustainable tourism (also called eco-sustainable) is a type of tourism that pays particular attention to the relationship between tourism and nature, using systems so that this relationship is harmonious and respectful. Its goal is to preserve the environment as it is and seek the right balance between man and nature for a peaceful coexistence. There are many structures all over the world to embrace this theme. It will not be difficult to find structures that choose to use low energy consumption light bulbs or that choose to separate waste.
Having made this necessary introduction, we just have to get to the heart of the theme and understand how you can travel in a sustainable way.
Let’s start with means of transport which is the first thing you need to think about when you want to travel in a sustainable way. According to some studies, traveling by train or bus has significantly less impact on the environment than when taking a plane flight. This is because on average a flight emits a large amount of carbon dioxide, significantly increasing the impact on the environment. Of course this is not always possible, in fact sometimes there is no way that to take the plane but don’t worry because it can always be remedied. For example, you can take a direct flight (as take-off and landing are the times when the most carbon dioxide is emitted) or you can choose to pay an insignificant (50 cents) surcharge for carbon emissions for compensate those of your flight.
Sustainable accommodation. There are many of them but if you stay in an unsustainable building, make it so yourself. How? By recycling, saving on water and energy, so the rule is to be responsible with daily consumption. Consumption that concerns the emission of carbon dioxide particles that should be reduced through the use of public transport or bicycles or even healthy walks to get around the city.
Leave the plastic. Bring with you a water bottle to fill as needed, a cloth shopping bag and a reusable metal (or other material) straw. The same thing for the packaging of soaps and shampoos, so it would be better to use the latter in solid form. A curiosity about these types of solid soaps is that each stick of these is equivalent to two bottles of liquid soap.
Eating sustainably is absolutely possible thanks to the use of some apps that will help you find the best places to do it. Furthermore, if you want to organize a packed lunch, use containers that are not disposable but the ones that you can clean and reuse when you need them and also prefer compostable cutlery and glasses such as cardboard or bamboo. There are many options of lunch boxes on the market, as well as utensils.
Eating and drinking locally is good for the environment as it reduces the carbon emissions caused by the distance that food has traveled from the origin to the plate and moreover it is useful for the economy of the city and why not, for your mood allowing you to try new and unique things, fresh and in season.
In the end, we want to emphasize the importance of the tourist figure who supports the local economy and consumption to have a positive impact on the community and the environment.
So as we have seen, by following these simple precautions you can enjoy your holiday and at the same time take care of the environment. We must simply begin to become aware of the impact that our actions have on our land that we must treat as if it were a person dear to us.
Let us know your opinions about this topic and all your experiences down in the comments, we are curious to read you!
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