5 Eco-Lessons To Learn On Your Holiday
A holiday is a great time to learn something new. Use your next getaway to get ready to change the way the family eats, travels and looks at the environment.
Don’t judge a book by its cover
It’s an unfortunate fact that many animals targeted for conservation are the cute ones – often mammals with big eyes and soft fur, like pandas and tigers. But “less attractive” species are just as important to their environment.
Take vultures, which are rarely praised for their cuteness. But they play a very important role in the ecosystem, by eating dead animals, that would otherwise be a breeding ground for disease.
LOVE THE OCEAN
All life began in the ocean. We consist of 70 per cent salt water, and we live with oceans around us. Help strengthen the biodiversity in the oceans by joining in coral conservation activities, cleaning the shores or helping local sea animals breed and stay safe.
The sound of the ocean has a huge impact on us. Its wave pattern calms us, and the sound of water is said to bring up feelings of relaxation and tranquillity. Lie on the powdery sands and unwind to the lilting sounds of the waves – or take to the sea.
It takes a lot of resources to produce meat. In fact, meat production contributes to nearly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. Globally we’re being urged to give up meat or go without for one day a week, to make a difference.
Luckily Meatless Mondays are a joy at Angsana, where even the most rigid carnivores will enjoy the delicious vegetarian selection.
GET ON YOUR BIKE
A holiday is a chance to recharge and stretch your legs, and what better way to do that, than to explore the area by bicycle?