- Written by Dirkje
- Posted 7 years ago
A word used to describe a multitude of causes, outcomes and processes, is inextricably connected to the question of sustainability. With increasingly multinational business interests, and greater mobility across borders, the impact of our actions becomes dispersed and farther reaching than before. While we are becoming more aware of our consumption choices at home and more sustainable options are becoming available to us, less attention has been given to the impact we have on
places we visit when we take time off work across borders- how we affect the people, environment and local economies of our destinations and back home.
Schyst Resande (Fair Travel) is a network of organisations working together to raise awareness of- and responsibility for the economic, humanitarian, environmental and ethical impact of tourism. To find out more about who travel is good for and how your next trip can create fond memories for you and the locals, join us at FuturePerfect 2013 for a discussion with the people at Schyst Resande on Friday the 16th of August, at 13:30.
On the other end of this is traveling to live and work. According to the International Organisation for Migration, 1 in 33 people are looking for better employment opportunities across borders, and calling multiple locations home. An aspect of this, remittances, is the international transfer of money. So how does this double lifestyle influence the making of sustainable choices? Global Utmaning will be discussing small-scale banks that service this type of activity (among others) as well as explaining to us the opportunities associated with transnational living with a view to sustainability.
Catch this seminar on the 16th of August at 15:30, Futureperfect 2013, on Grinda island. Tickets available here