“Holidays and vacation are the nicest time of the year. A time for rest and relaxation, for enjoying the good things in life, for fulfilling long cherished dreams. We get the chance to experience natural wonders and cultural treasures, to meet people from different cultures and interact with them, to gather unforgettable memories to take home with us again.”
DREAM DESTINATION: SUSTAINABILITY
Whoever deals with the topics “tourism” and “sustainability” quickly finds that there are no simple formulas here or pre-packaged solutions. At TRAVEL & PLANT, we want to bring people together through travel and at the same time link active protection of the environment and the climate with social engagement.
THE GREEN CHOICE – OR WHY FORESTS MEAN FUTURE
In addition to the compensation of CO2 and the production of oxygen and water, forests provide a habitat for many species of animals and plants. Forests give us shade, promote precipitation and provide a pleasant coolness. Forests are essential for our own survival as a species. Millions of people cultivate their feels in the shade provided by trees. Without the protection of trees, crops would be exposed to the wind and in some places could not develop properly due to excessively high temperatures and a lack of moisture. In Africa, for example, one speaks of “fertilizer trees” (Faidherbia albida); when their the leaves and fruits fall to the ground they improve the soil quality and harvest yields on a sustainable basis.
Forests act as a kind of lifesaver, improving the micro- and macro-climate, raising the ground water level and helping people around the world to develop their futures.
WHAT MOTIVATES US
We would like to inspire you in connection with the critical topic of sustainability. To mobilize people and engage with them right where they are in their lives to make a contribution together with us to help protect our environment and climate. Only then can we begin to take action and to have an impact beyond ourselves.
“In fact, each of us has the responsibility to foster responsible and sustainable tourism every time we travel. As we generally say, one billion international tourists travelling internationally every year means one billion opportunities to promote sustainable tourism.”
Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – Quote of the day, ITB 2016
FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Forest together and support with your tree donation environmental- and climate protection, the local population, the sustainable commitment of children and young people and unique ecosystems and their biodiversity.