Green Heart

Buddhism trusts that once you set your mind on something, it can be achieved. The same belief works for being a green heart. When you are conscious about your environment, you will find a way to reduce the impact without being told to do so.

In tourism, all involved sectors must be conscious of environmental values and the threats that the travel industry proposes. Developing a green heart, and thereby implementing initiatives to preserve nature and reduce the carbon footprint can be conducted with three factors:

Knowledge, Understanding and Realization

The first factor of knowledge implies being informed about and aware of the world’s changing environment, which threatens all living beings. From being informed, an understanding of how things are intertwined is developed.

There should be an understanding regarding how to contribute to a greener environment, such as exploiting less natural resource, adjust to a less polluting lifestyle and realize the value of resources like water, soil, air and forest. A third step is to actually put green approaches into action.

Therefore, the Tourism Authority of Thailand introduces guidelines for travelers to develop a green heart and thus preserve the environment:

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Three factors involved in developing a green heart:

  • Knowledge
  • Understanding
  • Realization
Thailand Buddhism beliefs in the power of mind. Once you set the mind on something, it can be achieved. - Thailand Tourism Authority Read more

Travel with awareness of value and preserve community identity

7 green ideas aims for everyone to realize how important it is to ease global warming and support sustainable tourism.