Posts Tagged ‘sustainable tourism’
How do you make restaurant food from waste? How do you farm food in the middle of a city? Do you really have to work weekends in the restaurant business? What does it mean to unite under a one woman, one vote enterprise that helps immigrant women in Skåne find work? With the help of Tourism in Skåne, we visited businesses and social enterprises to answer these questions and discover the people who work and run sustainable food businesses and economic sustainable projects.
Four stories of people who have succeeded despite the odds. The challenges, highs and lows, the warmth and friendship, in a business that is traditionally cut-throat and non-progressive. How do we stop wasting food and how can we help each other to be economically independent, to have a work life balance that really means something? People want change, but how can we connect you and me and make the world of food sustainable for future generations?
Capital cities aren’t usually the first places you’d think of when it comes to green, clean, pollution-free spaces. Luckily, some cities like Oslo are making sustainability a top priority.
As one of the fastest growing capitals in Europe, with tourist arrivals nearly doubling in the last 10 years, Oslo’s reputation as a green city is due to a lot more than its many parks and surrounding forests. Oslo has pledged to become a carbon neutral city by 2030, and this film highlights how urban planners, politicians, and businesses of different kinds work hard to ensure a sustainable future for the destination and its people.
Slovenia’s capital city has sustainability ingrained into its DNA. A local attitude to food production, re-use, and regeneration. With the largest car-free zone in EU, one of the highest measures of urban green spaces per capita in the world, some ingenious use for invasive plants, and an effortless determination to retain its Modernist history as a human-centered World Heritage Site.
Showcasing plans to create havens for wildlife and hit net zero by 2040 through three key initiatives:
Better For Our Planet
Better For Our Places
Better For Our People
A film highlighting how these are taking shape through a zero-waste to landfill scheme of recycling and regeneration, the creation of green spaces for biodiversity and wildlife, the sharing of stations for community projects and businesses, and the drive to unleash diversity, skills and new talent throughout their workforce.
Australia’s Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world where two UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites meet; the Great Barrier Reef and the oldest refugial rainforest on the planet, the Wet Tropics Rainforest, which includes the well-known Daintree. Both are home to unique biodiversity and ancient ways of life. Sustainable travel here means tapping into both the environment and culture, connecting with the way life has been lived here in harmony with nature for tens of thousands of years. As we learn in this film, many tourism businesses in this region have a shared understanding of and commitment to the protection of the precious environments they operate in.
This episode looks at how modern travel is embracing the lessons from Indigenous cultures to foster a sustainable future, for the environment and the people. We see how travelers can have uniquely Australian experiences, and at the same time actively contribute to the care of these fragile and special places by supporting the regrowth of coral and engaging with Indigenous marine and rainforest guides from the local communities.