Transnational Project Meeting 1 in La Vall d’Uixó
This was the official Kick-off meeting of the project, where all the partners were able to meet in person.
It took place in La Vall d’Uixó, led by the Ayuntamiento de la Vall d’Uixó with the help of the Low Carbon Economy Foundation, both from the same locality.
The meeting was to discuss the main topics of the project, including a final timeline and analyse the possible risks of the project development.
In order to facilitate the attendance of all the project partners, it was divided in two days.
C1 – Learning, training and teaching activity in Dublin
Our Consortium recently convened in Dublin, Ireland at the Atlas Language Institute to educate teachers on sustainability and the negative impact that tourism can have on the environment without a sustainable strategy in place. During our meeting, we discussed tourism-related sustainable certifications and requirements across Europe, as well as successful sustainable practices that have been implemented.
Our training focused on reducing the carbon footprint and integrating eco-friendly options for businesses, while also ensuring that these options are economically viable. Consequently, our training guide emphasizes the importance of promoting economic growth in a socially and environmentally responsible manner by also taking in account the wellbeing of local populations. Additionally, we highlighted the marketing and promotional advantages that small, local businesses have over their competition !
To further present such examples our team visited in an impressive local center of circular economy (called the Rediscovery Center) were hands-on examples of sustainable practices were presented, like self sustaining heating system accompanied by insulation from organic materials, utilization of reusable parts from old household appliances, paint and construction materials and an environmentally friendly cultivating system for the garden were water is gathered from rainfall and fertilizers from compost sources.
Even a bike repair workshop for old bikes where are being given a new life instead of filling up landfills around cities !
Stay tuned for more updates on our efforts to promote sustainable tourism !