Three tips for a sustainable holiday
How do we reduce our impact on the environment?
hen you consider that tourism depends on upon the environment and local communities for its long term survival, it’s no wonder responsible travel is growing in importance and popularity. Today we are increasingly aware of our impact on both our immediate environment and on places and communities further afield. If you are looking to reduce your impact on the environment you can do no better than avoiding flying by taking a holiday in England.
Enjoy local produce
Support your local food producers! Keep our farms alive, eat your food fresh, buy seasonal and local produce and reduce the amount of artificial additives as well the volume of fuel used to transport food and drink onto your table. Every area of England has its own unique flavours. Join the food revolution and tuck into local cuisines.
Educate your children
If we are to stand any chance of sustaining our future, then our children need to learn and understand the importance of our environment and local communities. Next time you go on a family holiday visit a national park, attraction market town on market day or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take the children fishing, horse riding or wildlife watching. It’s important that our children enjoy our countryside Many museums now have education programmes on climate change for children.
Learn the Country Code
Is green tourism a contradiction? How can we preserve our environment and wildlife when tourists start visiting in the thousands? Is it really possible to have a guilt-free holiday? Can you visit a place without damaging it in some way? Natural England’s Countryside Code makes it clear what the responsibilities are for both the public and the people who manage the land. The Countryside Code applies to all parts of the countryside. Most of it is just good common sense, as it’s designed to help us all to respect, protect and enjoy our countryside. And of course, you can have a green city break too.