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Leave your ecological and ethical footprint around the world

Leave your ecological and ethical footprint around the world

Travelling is one of the best ways to disconnect and enjoy of all the knowledge and experiences gained in our adventure. Globetrotters are eager to discover every hideout in the world: sunbathing on exotic beaches, climbing never-ending mountains, exploring remote lands, getting lost among the vestiges of ancient kingdoms and cultures, etc.

Nowadays, it’s much easier to take the bag and leave home to hop on transport and go anywhere in the world. But it also implies a great impact and the footprint that we leave marks a before and an after.

On September 23, 2019, the Climate Change Summit was held at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. Our planet is reaching its limits and climate change is becoming inevitable: temperatures rise, resources are depleted, air pollution, the greenhouse effect, large-scale deforestation, animals in danger of extinction or extinguished by abusive hunting, the death of corals, plastic seas, etc... And we are the only ones responsible.

Despite this, we still have time to reverse this situation and, although governments dictate the rules, we can also contribute to improving this situation anywhere in the world. Here are some tips on how to do your bit on the road:

Eco-friendly stays

All regions of the world have their natural attractions that we want to enjoy on our trip. To have a positive impact on your stay, campsites and Eco-hotels are good options.

Same actions as at home

Travel does not have to be synonymous with waste and pollution. Even if we are away from home, we can still recycle; use sustainable transport: go by bicycle, walk, go by public transport; manage water consumption correctly; eat greener, etc.

Avoid the use of plastics

The impact of plastic on nature is very negative, which is why when you travel use cloth or biodegradable bags, carry a thermos and, in any case, reuse the bottles you buy.

Participate in NGO projects

If you are preparing a long trip, a good way to contribute is by participating in an NGO volunteer program. The list of volunteers includes a large number of projects on different themes. Besides, participating in a project is an enriching experience where you can meet many people.

Do not participate in animal cruelty

Animal cruelty is very common in the tourism sector, since, without realizing it, we are participants in shows, elephant or camel rides, etc. and, all of this, promoted by agencies that attract thousands of clients with the idea of living a unique and exotic experience interacting with animals. To avoid it, before starting your adventure, check out the real sanctuaries and recovery centres that exist in the region you are visiting.

Only organic products in your suitcase

Do not travel with aerosols, sun creams, soaps, etc., harmful to the environment. Change all these products for natural and biodegradable cosmetics. Every time there is a wider and more varied market in ecological products.

To make your trip an ecological adventure, you will find more information in the FAADA Responsible Tourism link:

http://turismo-responsable.com/en

Do you have any more tips? What activities do you like to practice when you travel? Have you ever participated in any project? Share your stories with us!