Sustainability for Survival
STORY BY CÉLINE COUSTEAU, DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
Leading environmentalist and explorer, Céline has been highlighting various sustainable travel topics and showcasing amazing projects helping to protect ecosystems all over the world through her films. She has been TreadRight’s Planet Ambassador since 2015.
I believe that the travel industry has tremendous potential for positive impact. From the companies that provide journeys, to the hotels and dining experiences, there are opportunities to become more sustainable and enable travellers to make better choices.
"I encourage people to hear the stories of local projects, discover what different communities are doing to protect our planet. If you can get involved and understand what people are doing, you can see where we, as humans can make a difference."
There are many things that you can do to make a difference when you travel. The number one thing I tell people is: don’t use single use plastic. If possible, bring your own refillable bottles and sustainable cutlery so that you can reduce the amount of waste left behind. Then you don’t need to think of how it’s disposed – you have broken that part of the chain.