World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June 2020. To celebrate, we are bringing you all the exciting environmental news from Baqueira. Skiing and sustainable are not words that you usually see in a sentence together, however, there are ways in which we can adapt to reduce our footprint and ways in which you can support!
An abundance of snow is key to Baqueira being a profitable, sustainable tourist destination, the Val d’Aran Council works hard to protect its natural beauty and the environment against climate change through measures such as tracking of endangered species such as bears and sustainable fishing laws.
There are many incredible sustainable restaurants that work hard to use local produce utilising the natural resources from around Baqueira in order to create incredible tasting dishes. Our favourite restaurants in Baqueira Beret are restaurants that we recommend as they use the local flavours of the valley and as much as possible try to source their produce locally, reducing transport emissions.
Supporting local businesses in the Val d’Aran allows their survival and shopping local avoids worldwide shipping emissions. Especially look out for those products accredited with the Val d’Aran guarantee which ensures the product has been locally made with locally sourced products and complies with strict sustainable regulations. Plus, enjoy the added bonus of the fresh, local taste and culture!
The link between large scale meat agriculture and climate change has led to a decrease in meat consumption globally. Here in Baqueira you can try out our list of top vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurants to continue to reduce your carbon footprint and live in a sustainable way even whilst you are on holiday!
On the ski slopes, Baqueira is working hard to be sustainable by reducing plastic use in the main on piste restaurants. Recycled drinking cups and access to water fountains are provided for free so bring along your own reusable bottle and you can save money and the environment from another plastic bottle all in one!
Protection of the sky
Baqueira has received its certification as a Tourist Destination and Starlight Reserve (UNESCO). The certification came as a result of Baqueira’s dedication and promise to the defence of the quality of the night sky. Baqueira ensures low levels of light and noise pollution to keep the nights dark and as they should be. You can take full advantage of our stargazing activity.
How are we helping at Sun Ski Trips?
As a company we have a firm commitment to social, cultural and environmental causes and we are proud to have received the Biosphere Tourism Cerificate. Carrying out our own annual evaluations helps us to keep on track with our sustainable goals of lower energy consumption in our office, reducing reusing and recycling wherever possible and a complete online booking process allowing for paperless communication with our guests before, during and after their holiday. Furthermore, guests who book directly on our website will have the option of having a tree planted as a thank you. We will also be dedicated to promoting predominantly local Val d’Aran products and animal products from certified ecological operations.