Tuesday, October 11, 2011

FOUR PILLARS OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

FOUR PILLARS OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

1. REDUCE...

By far the biggest impact we can have on global warming is to reduce our consumption. There are dozens of ways which have significant impact without really affecting our lifestyles. These include everything from switching off unneeded lights to car-pooling.

2. REUSE...

We can cut down considerably on waste if we use things more than once.
Especially packaging and containers – we must do away with single-servings and introduce reusable containers.
Additionally, many items we throw away could be given away or resold, to reduce the reliance of others on new goods.

3. RECYCLE...

Most of the waste products we pay others to take away could be turned into energy or money. Even rotting garbage gives off methane which could be used to power our cars.
In addition, separating your rubbish provides the means for others to recycle (one man’s trash is another man’s treasure).

4. REPLACE...

At present, we’re stripping resources from the world.
Everything from the fish in the seas to the grain on the farms is being seriously depleted. As the human population grows, it’s imperative that we are able to sustain ourselves at a ‘micro-’ level. That means each and every one of us needs to put back what we take out.

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