This means that hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, etc. should move towards operating in a more ethical and virtuous way, conferring value to the territory they're in, as well as its culture and population, without damaging resources, that are efficient and don't waste resources and energy.
Chile is home to the world's most scenic route, through the parks of Patagonia
22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity
Matera travel itinerary: the top 5 things to do and see in the 2019 European Capital of Culture
Understanding is the base of preserving and safeguarding. This is why it is important to visit numerous sites with a high natural and cultural value, World Heritage Sites. This list is updated by UNESCO every year.
10 November is the World Science Day for Peace and Development
2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. In defence of those fighting for their identity
The Belize barrier reef is officially no longer in danger
Undertaking a journey with a silent electric car or on a train, and then cycling...or walking! Sustainable mobility, which doesn't pollute much or at all, is certainly the best solution to visit parks, cultural sites and historic villages.
Elon Musk, the story of the man behind Tesla, SpaceX and Solarcity
The Netherlands is home to a bike path that stretches over a school's green roof
The Freitag brothers. From truck tarps to biodegradable fabric, thinking in cycles since 1993
The discovery of culinary traditions is a fundamental part of travel, it allows us to better appreciate a culture. Choosing typical, local and organic products is good for the territory and supports the local economy.
A 100% organic world is possible. The Indian state of Sikkim shows us how
Fruits and vegetables in season by month: September
Fruits and vegetables in season by month: August
A mentality that is open to knowledge, exchange and dialogue, free of prejudice or judgement, is a fundamental requisite for truly sustainable tourism. Respect for cultures that differ from ours stems from curiosity.
N’we Jinan, First Nations students sing for social justice and indigenous rights in Canada
Maasai evicted from their lands to make space for trophy tourism in the Serengeti
The first people to benefit from tourism should always be local communities. This is why it is important to support traditional activities and the crafts of the places that we visit. But careful with souvenirs: in certain parts of the world they're made using animal or plant species that risk extinction, and are obtained illegally.
Alebrijes, how fantastic wooden animals keep indigenous culture in Oaxaca alive
Teixchel, indigenous women in Guatemala weave to fight exclusion
This means reading up, finding out, learning as much as possible on the history, economy, traditions of the places that we'll visit, planning tours and itineraries beforehand. A good ecotourist is a prepared one!
Mount Everest is the world's highest garbage dump: why sustainable tourism in Nepal is badly needed
Rwanda welcomes the return of the black rhino after a 10-year absence
How agriculture and climate change are related: causes and effects
The Paris Agreement enters into force
What it means to live in a world with CO2 concentrations above 400 ppm
There are smartphone apps that allow us to follow itineraries or trails in nature in the absence of an internet connection, tell us more about local products, nature, culture and encourage us to network. Technology, today, is an invaluable support that can make travelling more sustainable.
Anna Maria Rugarli. This is VF's committment to outdoor sustainability
10 nature reserves you should visit at least once in your life