If you’re like me, then you love to travel. But perhaps also like me, you cannot help but wonder if you are being a burden to the world by traveling. Are you inadvertently disrupting the local economy? Are you harming the environment? These are all questions that can pop up from time to time. Luckily, there are travel destinations that are more eco-friendly than others!Learn more : https://ideamensch.com/mark-hutchinson/
For starters, there is the country of Cabo Verde, which has dedicated itself to eliminating their carbon footprint. They are attempting to accomplish this by building stronger connections to rural development, economic growth and the alleviation of poverty. They also are intent on building up their agricultural and fishing capital as well.Learn more : http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/20/mick-fanning-the-conservationist-first-look-at-his-expedition-t/
The country of Chile is also scoring high for a good economic footprint also. They are instituting the world’s first carbon tax by 2018 in an effort to become one of the first countries to utilize over twenty percent of their energy by renewable means. If that weren’t enough, Chile has also taken other means to continue to remain environmentally friendly. Their Supreme Court blocked a resolution from a well-known Chilean company to construct five hydroelectric dams on the Futaleufú River because environmentalists were concerns about harm to the local wildlife and ecosystem.Learn more : http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/03/25/the-last-21-km-of-fenceline-between-david-pocock-and-his-wildest_a_21884731/
Yet another country that has made great strides in being eco-conscious would be Uruguay. They have been continuously rolling out a fleet of fully-electric buses on the busy streets of Montevideo and other large cities. They are also working tirelessly to make strides to become carbon neutral, with over 80 percent of their energy now being derived from renewable sources. But they are not stopping there. The have a goal of 90 percent by the end of the year.Learn more : http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/29/david-pocock-will-spend-his-sabbatical-saving-the-world/
These countries are all starting to build up a legacy of conservation and environmentally friendly practices. It is something environmentalist organization Wild Ark is very proud of. This organization operates in many of these countries and has dedicated itself to providing education about the perils facing the wild and their diminished environment. Yes, animals do become extinct, and yes, it does happen at the hand of humans. But with Wild Ark at the helm, many are starting to realize the importance of environmentalism. Kudos to these countries for a great start, and kudos to this organization as well!