Let us talk a bit about history and offer you “green” alternatives to keep using the plane and not have “shame of flying”.
“No one should have to sacrifice the dream of flying, but we need greener alternatives” Svenja Schulze. German Environment Minister. October/2021
Leonardo da Vinci did not only dream of flying. He worked on the design of more than a dozen machines that failed. It took more than flapping wings. A propulsion system was needed to take off. 300 years later, Sir George Cayley took a huge leap beyond the idea that elevation could only happen with wings flapping . The flutter, a simple mechanical action impossible to carry out.
Da Vinci started the science of flight. From there, it was all technology and scientific effort. The desire to fly and dominate the sky.
Centuries later, having achieved the goal, democratized with different offers, different points of the planet contacted commercially and emotionally, we face another challenge: the trail of environmental impact caused, among other forms of mobility, by the plane transport.
Take note. Biofuels show the greatest potential for reducing carbon emissions in the aviation sector. However, its use represents an additional cost for the flight. In a few years, this will have an impact on the purchase of your ticket. But if you choose to continue traveling, you can contribute already being a responsible traveler. You can wait for someone to do something or you can take the power and do it, NOW.
The air travel impact has made people from all continents dignify their need to travel by regaining the awareness and responsibility that this entails. And they decide to be proactive.
If we want to maintain the tourist attraction of the places we visit, we must implement reducing, recycling and reusing, at all levels. This way, we will preserve the animal and vegetable life as well as the water purity. All this will allow us to return to idyllic places instead of keeping them alone in nostalgia. The following 5 ideas will help you make sustainable journeys. Read on.
When planning your destination, know -and use- the means of transport within sustainable mobility: electric car rental, bicycles, public transport… All this will offset your carbon footprint.
If it´s a pleasure trip, traveling in low seasons will help you enjoy the landscapes you want to visit. Without the stir caused in high seasons, the cleanliness of the spaces will remain at its best.
You can take advantage of these stages to contribute to the economy of the tourist site you are visiting, for example, eating local food and free of plastic waste.
Search for an experience that links you to nature if you’re looking for a sustainable trip. There are many accommodations that offer you this possibility. Personal care and well paid, leisure alternatives, ecofriendly spaces… Search for them, there are more and more. And without losing a hint of comfort.
By saying “Don’t remove anything” we mean the animal or plant life of the space you visit. The attempt to obtain a physical memory of the travel experience does not have to go hand in hand with destroying the place of visit.
Tourism is a viable source of economy for many people. It declines those opportunities that come from using nature as a mere source of current income without thinking about an immediate future. This also implies giving up taking photographs with animals forced to be in a certain space or buying products made with corals, sea stars or animal skins.
Be aware. Be consistent. You’ll love going back to imagined paradise.