The environment is a hot topic these days. Many people want to save the planet, but aren’t sure how to go about it. It seems like a huge undertaking, especially for you and I. But there truly are many ways that a regular person can have a large and lasting effect on the environment, and still have a good time.
Ecotourism Can Save the Planet
Recently, the Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, signed an international agreement, along with several provinces around the world, and US states, to set tougher standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
While mainstream science still bickers about what causes climate change, and how the climate is actually changing, just about everyone agrees that the climate is changing (it has changed continuously for 4.6 billion years). And as responsible stewards of this planet we call home, it is important that everyone do their part to have as little negative impact on the planet as possible.
In Fiji, The Environment is Front and Center
As a nation made up of over 300 islands and 500 islets, it is no wonder Fiji is concerned about the environment. Any amount of sea level change would have immediate, and drastic effect on this island nation. In addition, changes in ocean currents, and water temperature are already having an effect on the bountiful soft coral reefs that many Fijians rely on for survival.
The people of Fiji strive to create a lifestyle in harmony with the environment because they see first hand the effects of climate change on their communities, and livelihoods.
How Does A Trip to Fiji Help Save the Planet?
Most of the resorts in Fiji’s Yasawa island chain were designed with sustainability in mind. These resorts are usually run and/or staffed by local Fijians from the surrounding villages. Because this is their home, they have a keen interest in keeping it clean, and protecting the environment. Visiting these immaculate islands not only brings you back in time to a world much like it was thousands of years ago, but your patronage of these resorts helps to fund the ongoing preservation of the South Pacific. By visiting these islands, you are not only helping to support a sustainable way of life, you are also drawing attention to the importance of the South Pacific ecosystem which many scientists believe plays an integral part in climate change as ocean currents originating in the South Pacific have a drastic impact on global temperatures.
Visiting the Yasawa island chain in Fiji will also give you incredible insight into the natural state of our planet and how it works. You can take low flying scenic tours above the amazing reefs, and volcanic islands, see the differences in the habitats between Fiji’s rain forests and dry forests, and gain an altogether better appreciation of our natural world and environment.
So come to Fiji, enjoy a tropical island getaway, and help save the planet at the same time.