- What is Green Pilgrimage?
The goal of Green Pilgrimage is to green both pilgrims’ journeys and their destination cities and sites, as well as to impact their individual and community lifestyles after returning home. The change of lifestyle will be a result of careful pre-pilgrimage preparation and will be inspired by their physical and cultural experience along the route
- Why is Green Pilgrimage important?
Green Pilgrimage takes the ancient concept of pilgrimage and combines it with concepts of sustainability (society, economy, environment). Scroll down for further info about sustainability.
It is based on the following elements:
– Enhancing the destination through the experience of the journey.
– Integrating nature, culture & heritage into the pilgrimage experience
– Leaving a positive footprint and improving the place you are visiting. How can you leave a positive footprint? Be respectful of the place you are visiting, of its culture, religious affiliation and nature. Learn more about the local culture, heritage and food and strengthen the local community. You can also volunteer and be proactive by giving back to the place you are visiting.
- Are you a green pilgrim?
Green pilgrimage starts before leaving and continues after returning home. Click here to learn how to become a green pilgrim.
Contact us and we will guide you through the following phases as displayed in the green pilgrim ladder:
- What can you do?
- What do we mean when we say ‘green’? OR what is sustainability?
When we say “green” we are talking about a sustainable approach which is the basic of our core values and initiatives. Sustainability is based on 3 elements: Economy, Society and Environment. If an activity is said to be sustainable, it should be able to continue forever. Living sustainably is about living within the means of our natural systems (environment) and ensuring that our lifestyle doesn’t harm other people (society and culture). Today, it refers to the need to develop the sustainable models necessary for both the human race and planet Earth to survive.
“Society” refers to fair and beneficial practices toward labour, community and region
“Environment” refers to preserving the environment and using all our resources wisely
“Economy” refers to making sure what we do is also economically viable over time