Imagina que entras en un bosque. La temperatura se vuelve más agradable y te inunda una sensación de bienestar. Empiezas a caminar poco a poco. Decides descalzarte y notar a través de las plantas de tus pies la frescura de la hierba y la calidez del suelo. El contacto directo con la tierra te hace entrar en conexión con tu cuerpo. Te relajas. De golpe, todas aquellas preocupaciones que has ido acumulando se difuminan. Te invade una sensación de paz que te emociona; no sabías que existía esta tranquilidad dentro de ti. Y te preguntas… ¿Dónde se mete mi paz interior cuando más la necesito? La realidad es que la descuidamos y la buena noticia es que la podemos recuperar a través de un baño de bosque, con el que nuestro cerebro y nuestro cuerpo se sienten cómodos porque vuelven a los orígenes, cuando vivíamos en el bosque en contacto con la naturaleza.
I know you shop at bulk stores. I know plastic bags have disappeared from your life and when you are offered, you proudly decline. I also know that you squirm when you see packaged fruit in the supermarket. And I know you go above and beyond and find ways to even replace things like plastic containers for toothpaste or shampoo.
You do all of this for moral reasons and it makes you feel better. You’ve realized that less is more. Now, when you travel you could feel confused because you’re not sure how to keep up your zero-waste lifestyle. That’s why I’ve decided to write this article with the collaboration of Carla Heras, an expert that is a part of the Zero Waste Barcelona Network, an association which main goal is to educate people on waste reduction. They do this through workshops, talks, and meetings, creating a space in Barcelona in which people with the same concerns and interests can share their experiences.
So the two of us bring you a very practical and fast-action article for your next trip. At the end of the article you will find a series of resources in case you decide to travel to Catalonia and visit Barcelona. Let’s begin! [Read more…] about Zero waste traveling has never been easier
How are your 2018 goals going so far? Now that the first quarter of 2018 is almost gone it’s time to recap. For this year my goal was to produce the minimum possible waste, and concretely, to get rid of all the plastic in my life. These first 3 months have been useful to make myself aware that we our lives are coiled in plastic.
In other articles I‘ve talked about the negative impacts of tourism, and we know that getting zero impact is near impossible.
What can we do?
First, we must become aware of the impact we generate with our activity, and then, we can establish compensation measures.
What does it mean to compensate?
The definition in Cambridge dictionary is “to provide something good or useful in place of something or to make someone feel better about something that has failed or been lost or missed”.
I started this blog with the desire to show you through real examples and experiences that traveling in a sustainable way is possible and doable, and I’m sure that I’ve accomplished it during 2017. Let’s take a peek at the best articles of this year. [Read more…] about La Ecoturista: 2017 in short
We leave Black Friday behind and with it, pure consumerism. They create necessities and we believe them. And what’s worse, they are necessities that don’t fulfill our souls. They are just random objects that end up being thrown away or replaced by the new model. Now they are telling us to accumulate experiences, not things, because it will make us happier, but we have to be careful because accumulating experiences also has its consumerist and negative side, especially when we talk about traveling. [Read more…] about What stories do the magnets in your refrigerator tell?