The 2023 Solheim Cup, which will face off the women’s teams from Europe and the United States from September 18 to 24 at Finca Cortesín, in Casares (Málaga), has joined the “Costa del Sol Zero Carbon Footprint” project, which will offset the CO2 emissions of their participants and visitors with tree plantations in this province.
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With this decision, this international tournament, the “most important in women’s golf”, intends to take “one more step in its intention to become an event that is as respectful of the environment as possible,” its organizers said in a statement on Thursday.
The “Costa del Sol Zero Footprint” project (Costa del Sol Zero Carbon Footprint) has turned this enclave on the coast of Malaga into “the first destination in the world to calculate the carbon footprint of any tourist who arrives in the area, regardless of the type of trip, and compensate it”.
To do this, visitors to the Costa del Sol can access the website https://www.visitacostadelsol.com/planifica/informacion-turistica/huella-de-carbono, enter the details of their trip (number of people, country and city of origin, type of transport chosen, number of nights of stay, kilometers that will be traveled and in what medium) and you will obtain the result of your carbon footprint in kilos of CO2, in addition to its equivalence in number of trees planted and the option of make up for it This compensation of the CO2 emitted, as the note explains, will be carried out in practice with tree plantations in this Andalusian province in collaboration with another project of the Diputación, “Málaga Viva”, with which more than 340,000 trees have already been planted and Land banks are being created to reforest and offset the carbon footprint.
All tourists who offset their emissions by planting trees in the province of Malaga, through the Costa del Sol Tourism tool, will receive a personalized certificate with the QR code and a link to the forest that they have contributed to repopulate, as well as information on the same, with the detail of where your tree has been planted.
This initiative consists of two phases: one of dissemination and awareness, where Tourism and Planning Costa del Sol assumes the cost and gives away the plantation to tourists who have decided to compensate its environmental impact; and another for consolidation, in which users will be able to directly offset their carbon footprint in various environmental projects developed in the province of Malaga.
“The Costa del Sol is once again a pioneer and becomes a benchmark with a project on which it has been working for some time and which is one more example of the clear commitment that both the Malaga Provincial Council and Costa del Sol Tourism make for the sustainability of the destination ”, highlighted the president of both institutions, Francisco Salado.
“In addition, sustainability is perhaps one of the greatest indicators of quality, prestige and image of a destination. And the Costa del Sol must compete and will compete in that league, because we are convinced that sustainable tourism development must mark the axis of the growth lines of the Costa del Sol”, he stressed.
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