Eco-gestures in the mountains
An eco-gesture is a simple, everyday gesture, that each of us can make to improve our environment.
More broadly, performing an eco-gesture means taking into consideration the values that underpin sustainable development: environmental protection, social and cultural equity and economic viability (liveable, viable and fair = sustainable).
Carrying out eco-actions means changing one's habits and adopting eco-citizen behaviour, for example by recycling (recycling means first of all disposing of waste properly), by buying and consuming sustainably (I use my own water bottle rather than disposable cups), or by saving energy (I don't forget to switch off the light when I leave a room).
In the natural environment, as in the mountains, eco-actions are essential for the preservation of our beautiful playground.
- Transportation: traffic jams or quiet travel on a bus?
-> Let’s reduce our travels and think about public transport or car-pooling!
- Energy: “it’s 23°C in our flat, let’s open the windows” No!
-> Let’s insulate our houses, turn the heating down and wear a jumper.
- Waste: the best waste is the one we don’t produce… or the one we keep in our pockets!
-> Let’s reduce our consumption of plastic and sort out our waste!
- Environment: off-piste skiing, mind the sensitive areas!
-> Let’s get informed to behave properly and try to avoid these specific areas!
- Water: cool shower or running bath?
-> Let’s reduce our consumption and use eco-friendly cleaning products.