BE LOCAL. BE ECO-FRIENDLY.
At Be Local Tours being an Eco-friendly Company not only means using less paper and that the paper is 100% recyclable, but also not printing small flyers for tourists that 99% of the time end up in the bin or worse in the sea! However, this is the least each company should do and we are no different.
Thanks to The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which is responsible for analysing scientific, technical and socioeconomic information in relation to climate change and the demands from the Kyoto protocol we now know the emission levels of each industry based on electric consumption and means of transport.
Since the time we started we wanted to be a truly eco-friendly company. Even if we knew our carbon footprint at Be Local Tours would be very small, we took into consideration that people use their computers/smartphones from home to reserve places, take the plane to get to Barcelona, and even take a taxi or car to come to the meeting point, consuming a small part of CO2.
So we promised that for every 100 people who decided to come on our tours Be Local Tours would adopt 1 tree through Environomica Onlus donation portal, thus compensating for all the CO2 produced on our part. Check out our tree counter below to see how many we have planted so far!
Despite the development of renewable energies, electric consumption continues to produce an above average of fossil fuels burnt which emit CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
Our activity at Be Local Tours demands that we use computers and electronic devices every day to respond to emails, check how many people come to do our tours, and so on. In order to minimise our electric consumption, we concentrate this activity within specific hours and always run our devices in power saving mode.
Regarding transport, we use public transport as much as possible, or even better cycling or walking, limiting the use of cars and using trains when time and the route allows, in place of cars or airplane, therefore reducing our emissions.
Our tours are on foot so neither we nor you emit any greenhouse gases!
We are also committed to inspire and invite people who take tours with us to be environmentally aware and respect the urban environment and other people around them.
For that reason, we realised a simple Guide For Responsible Tourism accessible to everyone.