Barbados continues to strive forward with its sustainability initiatives in 2019.
Read the original article hereWith the likes of David Attenborough's Our Planet and the Extinction Rebellion that overtook many capital cities in May, it is obvious that people's attitudes to the planets' general health and wellbeing are changing.
People, governments, and countries are doubling efforts to encourage a more sustainable environment; and Barbados is at the forefront of the movement.
This April the country enforced a ban on single-use plastics, meaning that there will be no more importation, retail, sale and use of petrol-based, single-use plastic on the island. Barbados attracts 623,293 visitors every year, which inevitably incurs environmental challenges.
Barbados is already hailed as one of the world's top users of electric cars. As the island receives over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, the destination saw fit to harness the sun's energy in 2013 and has been doing so ever since. The island now boasts over 350 solar powered cars, dramatically reducing the islands' emissions.
2019 also marks the Year of Wellness and Soft Adventure; a theme that ultimately embraces the idea of its locals and visitors exploring the islands' natural offerings and truly immersing themselves in the healing powers of Barbados' paradise vibe. Many view the Caribbean islands as solely sun, sand, and sea destinations but Barbados' offering is so much richer. With a wealth of activities to choose from, including hiking, horse riding and running, to road tennis, island safari and car racing.
The island offers a diverse landscape; from hidden caves, to lush forests, and rolling sugar cane fields; to winding valleys, rugged coastlines, glittering beaches, and peaceful bays. There is a vast amount to explore be it on foot, bicycle or on all fours (in the case of Harrison's Cave).
Visitors to the environmentally conscious island can enjoy a number of eco-focused attractions and accommodations such as:
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