Have you ever stopped and asked yourself who shapes the Austrian countryside that we love to spend time in and appreciate so much? There are more than 150,000 farmers who cultivate the countryside every day. A number that is constantly decreasing (several farms close every day) and a profession that is hard work and requires nerves of steel.
Private camper sharing - part of the sharing economy Leonard Röser 22 June 2021 Sharing economy Sharing economy, collaborative consumption, share economy, sharing economy, there are many terms, but so far no universal definition. However, the focus is usually on the benefit of something that one otherwise cannot afford or does not want to afford. It is ...
Schau aufs Land stands for sustainable camping travel. We very often get the question "sustainable travel with a motorhome, what is sustainable about that?". This is a good and important question, and I would like to address it in this blog post.
"Every known form of mobility inevitably causes environmental pollution. Only the extent of the burden can be changed".
CO2 offsetting, also known as climate compensation, is a way of compensating for currently emitted greenhouse gas emissions. However, this does not mean that the greenhouse gas emissions already produced in our atmosphere will disappear, but that they will be saved in the future through climate protection measures or projects.
One thing first, we are producing far too many CO2 emissions per capita in Austria - and in Europe in general - and are thus steadily driving climate change. If we do not change anything, we will not reach the urgent reduction targets confirmed by science, which will lead to catastrophic changes on our planet.
We decided right from the start of the platform that for every membership sold (excluding voucher payments) we would donate €1 to a project or initiative that works towards a more sustainable future. For the first year, we have chosen the climate protection projects of the Boku Vienna.
Tourism is responsible for 8 % of global greenhouse gas emissions (and rising) and thus contributes directly to climate change. This also includes travelling by motorhome.
Travelling in one's own four walls, be it with a small camper, a large motorhome or a caravan, is booming like never before this year. There are some who are very happy about this - our participating businesses, for example - but there are also very many who are annoyed and also complain about it.
Because wild camping is also becoming more popular, but also leads to more problems. Prohibitions are often ignored and rules are not followed. As a result, nature and the local people often suffer. This must be avoided at all costs.
After Leonard has dealt intensively with the negative impacts of tourism and the topic of sustainable tourism in the course of his Master's thesis, he is called upon from time to time as a speaker on these topics.
At the end of each lecture, we always talk about how you can travel more sustainably as a traveller. We have summarised these possibilities for you in this article.
Did you know that there are 15 sustainably certified campsites in Austria?
To show you a good example of a sustainable campsite, we spoke to Gerhard from the Au an der Donau campsite in Upper Austria. This campsite can claim all three, the Eco Camping Award, the Austrian Eco-label and the European Eco-label.