Gerês National Park - 100% plastic free initiative.
04 Jul 18
Hello Nature lovers,
Here is an update regarding the sustainable tourism projects going on this season. We have been developing many more ideas that we would like to share with you!
The main goal of our initiatives is to enlighten guests about environmental awareness. In doing so, we are providing information about environmental issues or problems and give solutions about necessary skills to take responsible actions. The aim is a 100% free plastic tour.
But how did we get to that idea?
In the last years we were monitoring our ecological footprint. We came to the conclusion that providing water bottles to our guests was leading to a big problem of plastic consumption and we realized that the company must change this behavior. Therefore, we started the project reducing our ecological footprint during our tours to reach the 100% plastic free goal.
The approach is to encourage all guests to bring their own water bottles and refill them with fresh spring water from the fountains that you can find around the national park. In the end of the tour the plastic that was used, can be recycled in Porto. This project was introduced and started in June this year.
We will be monitoring the plastic consumption during the season as we aim to become the 100% plastic free. We would really appreciate it if you can support us to accomplish this goal and reduce at all the plastic that you bring with you on the tours.
In raising awareness of environmental challenges and shaping the attitudes and behaviors of the ones that join us, we believe we are leading to a responsible and more sustainable tourism.
We want to make a difference and be part of a changing paradigm into a sustainable and responsible tourism! We count on you to help us get there.
We will keep you updated about our actions and successes!