- Jan 29, 2021
- Responsible Tourism
Mitigating climate change is a key priority for us, and that’s why we are working to become carbon neutral at Iberostar by 2030. During Earth Hour, the world switches off the lights in a symbolic moment to lower our carbon footprint and curb climate change, which makes a big difference for nature. Once the lights are back on, we can keep this momentum going. There are many ways in which you can make a positive impact and join us in curbing climate change from home. Here we are sharing some of our favorite ones, which are also very easy to put into practice.
1. Reuse as much as possible.
It takes a lot of resources and energy from the environment to produce something new, so keeping things in use as long as you can is a very impactful way to help the environment! There are many creative ways to use items we could easily throw away, from bottles to packaging or stationery. As an experiment, look for ideas to repurpose an item you were thinking about discarding. We are confident you will find a way to give it a new life!
Consuming collaboratively (like sharing tools with your neighbors) or passing along things that you don’t want (for instance, swapping books with a friend) are also great ways to get more use out of things.
2. Try environmentally-friendly protein.
Having more plant-based meals (as well as seafood) and reducing our meat consumption is one of the most impactful ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint in our day-to-day. In fact, we could reduce global CO2 emissions by up to eight billion tonnes per year with dietary changes (Nature).
Switching up your diet a bit can also be fun and creative: you can look up plant-based versions of your favorite recipes or discover new responsible seafood products you didn’t know about.
3. Make your energy consumption more efficient.
Just by turning down the heating and air conditioning a few degrees in your house, you can make a big difference in your energy consumption and save on energy. If you are looking into making a bigger change, consider getting more efficient appliances and electronics. Check the energy efficiency labels of each product before making a decision. You can also look into renewable energy providers in your area.
4. Think outside of the box when you get new products.
There are more and more companies designing products in a way that minimizes carbon emissions, one of the main causes of climate change. The design process affects 80% of the impact on the environment, so choosing environmentally-friendly products goes a long way, even more if you keep using them for a long time! Try to do a bit of detective work and look for these kinds of products whenever you can.
5. Support initiatives making an impact.
The number of projects making a positive impact to mitigate climate change keeps growing and growing, which we are very excited about! Whether they are initiatives to reuse more, reduce and offset our carbon footprint or make products in a way that minimize emissions, they all help drive change. By spreading the word about them and supporting them, you are directly contributing to protect our planet and build a better world for nature and people.