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The Hotel Institute of Technology of Spain (ITH) has developed and implemented its Sustainable Tourism Model, created with the objective of bringing a series of specific actions and measures to tourist accommodations to help them achieve sustainability objectives, as well as reducing the environmental and social impact of tourism.
Subsequently, ITH's Sustainable Tourism Mode, supported by the Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism, has implemented it in the iSave Hotel platform
In January 2019, the Balearic Autonomous Government passed a law banning single-use plastics, one step ahead of the similar EU Directive.
The law prohibits the following single-use products as of 1.1.2021: Lightweight plastic bags,
Plastic dishes (coated disposable trays, plates, cutlery, drinking cups), Drinking straws,
Disposable razors, Disposable lighters, Cotton swabs, Lollipop sticks, Disposable wipes,
Single-use capsules for coffee, Disposable toners and cartridges
OCU, the Spanish consumer organization, publishes a list of over 400 sharing platforms to provide information to consumers about collaborative platforms, access economy and on-demand platforms. With this tool, OCU wants to provide information to consumers to identify useful digital platforms for their daily lives in six different sectors: hobbies, accommodation, crowdfunding, home, mobility and second hand.
El aumento de dióxido de carbono (CO2) en la atmósfera se considera una de las principales causas del calentamiento global. La fijación biológica de CO2 puede resolver el problema del calentamiento global. Las microalgas son sistemas de rápido crecimiento que pueden consumir grandes cantidades de CO2 para producir diferentes tipos de biomasa.
This symposium featured the public perception of dairy, health claims on dairy, public health nutrition, sustainable diets, mitigation of environmental impact and adaptation to climate change. It was an excellent opportunity to meet high-level representatives from dairy companies and other important stakeholders from all over the world.
ENERFUND project aims to enhance investments in refurbishment of buildings across Europe by developing a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), number of certified installers, governmental schemes running, quality of heating systems, etc. Find our more about buildings' energy efficiency in the 11 countries already mapped in the tool here https://app.enerfund.eu/
Weather and ocean streams makes difficult sailing in front of Northwestern Spanish coast, and most important maritime corridor left sunken resources along history. Each shipwreck has a story to be told; an opportunity lo link cultures around a commmon heritage; boats saliled from and to other countries. Coastal edifications and social development are part of those stories. Sunken resoruces are not visible, so we invited young students to investigate and ilustrate in comics some cases.
The project aims to combine messages to tackle food waste, encourage healthy and sustainable eating and encourage food waste recycling via the innovative campaign 'Small Change Big Difference. The strategic approach is to test, learn and develop the most effective messages, style and behaviour change interventions through a series of 3 waves. The TRiFOCAL London project is funded by the EU LIFE programme and managed by a partnership between WRAP, LWARB and Groundwork London.
Native Hotels promote accessible tourism, paying particular attention to ensuring accessible communication. Vibrating watches with alerts and messages for deaf customers or signage packs in Braille and embossed to facilitate the visually impaired a better stay in the hotel, its rooms and bathrooms. They have launched the most accessible web platform for the travel industry, that allows users with any kind of disability to browse the Internet even blowing, emitting a sound or touching any key.
Formación universitaria en turismo sostenible para el desarrollo de competencias profesionales orientadas a actividades de montaña, navegación, geoturismo y modelos hoteleros
La formación profesional para el turismo sostenible ha sido un objetivo de la Escuela de Ingeniería en Expediciones y Ecoturismo de la Universidad San Sebastián. Cada año las actividades incluyen, además de la docencia, proyectos de vinculación con el medio y para este año un equipo de estudiantes ha decidido recorrer más de 6.000 kms. de norte a sur del país en bicicleta para fomentar la cultura de la sostenibilidad a nivel nacional. Este proyectoemblemáticos se denomina Conserbici y se encuentra en desarrollo.
The Basque Country is a region in Spain with a population of over two million. The Basque Government has incorporated GPP into its strategic environmental programmes since 2004, and IHOBE - its Environmental Management Agency - promotes GPP and provides technical support for its implementation to all public administrations in the region, based on the objectives and actions defined in specific GPP policies (the most recent from 2016).
Between February and April 2018, the spanish consumers association OCU and the Forum of New Economy and Social Innovation (NESI) carried out the research “Other consumption for a better world” to understand the sustainable consumption habits of Spanish consumers, their barriers, sustainable consumer trends and degree of involvement with twelve “new economies”: circular, collaborative, social & solidarity, ecologist, the common good, slow movement, degrowth, transition network, feminist, the commons, ethical finances and positive impact economy.
We have also talked with 26 experts in new economies to understand the purpose of their movements in different areas of consumption, from food to finance, going through fashion, leisure, mobility or domestic consumption.
Thanks to all this, we can affirm that there are a majority of Spanish consumers (73%) that take into account ethical and environmental aspects when taking purchase decisions, that they are receptive for a major change, and that new economies offer alternatives, trust, motivation and wellbeing to sustainable consumers.
1. 73.5% of Spaniards already make consumption decisions for ethical or sustainability reasons.
2. Citizens are prepared to consume more ethically, but have huge barriers of lack of information, price and accessibility.
3. Sustainable consumption is not only what we buy, but, above all, what lifestyle we carry.
4. 62% of Spaniards believe that their consumption is a very powerful tool to change the world.
5. Citizens do not know the labels of the new economies, but 57.5% of Spaniards feel identified with their messages.
6. The mantra of the new economies at the service of people and the planet is "consume less and better".
7. The new economies provide confidence, alternatives, well-being, resilience and savings of natural resources.