In Bioporos Organic Farm we are all about nature conservation and promoting organic, environmentally friendly tourist activities and practices. We love nature above all and want to ensure that we do everything in our power to maintain its beauty intact. We are a certified ecotourism establishment, growing our own organic crops and we invite our guests to help us in our fight for a cleaner environment, embracing our environmentally conscious vision and adopting relevant traveling habits. Here are five tips you are encouraged to keep in mind for protecting the environment while enjoying your holiday.
1. Consider low-impact transport
We all know that traveling while on holiday can significantly increase our carbon footprint, as most means of transport contribute to pollution. So when planning your next trip you can try minimizing your emissions. This includes both getting to your holiday destination and choosing the right form of transport for getting around once you are there. Avoid flights to otherwise easily accessible destinations and go for an environmentally friendly means when you get there, like public transport.
2. Respect water resources
Try and limit the amount of water you are wasting, just as you would if you were at home. In Bioporos Organic Farm we realise how truly precious natural water resources are, as well as how scarce they are in our day and age. We encourage you to switch to a shower, rather than a bath and consider using refillable water bottles. We have also set up a biological wastewater treatment system, so that we can reuse water for our crops. So using biodegradable soaps and detergents is strongly advised and another way in which you can help protect water resources and save up water.
3. Limit energy consumption
This should be the norm for our everyday lives and your holiday is not an exception. Remember to turn off all lights, devices and taps before leaving your hotel room. You can also try and limit your use of air-conditioning and hot water to only when absolutely necessary. This way you can reduce your carbon footprint and rest assured that your fun vacation time will not have a negative impact on the environment.
4. Reduce, reuse, recycle
It probably goes without saying that you must not litter while on holiday. But you can take nature conservation a step further. Limit your use of plastic, both when shopping and packing for a trip. Avoid buying plastic bags and, if necessary, make sure the bag you are buying is biodegradable. On the contrary, invest in a reusable bag made of cotton for example. And while you are on your trip, always remember to reduce the amount of waste you produce and recycle whenever possible. In some cases you may even get a refund for recycled goods.
So next time you are planning to go on holiday, keep those simple suggestions in mind as a small gesture can go a long way in protecting the future of our planet.