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Rethinking tourism: How can we make traveling more sustainable?

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Betahaus Kreuzberg

Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23

10969 Berlin

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Almost everyone loves traveling. New technologies and freedom of movement have made traveling easier, faster and cheaper. International tourist arrivals have increased from 25 million globally in 1950 to 1.32 billion in 2017 and nowadays, travel and tourism represents one of the biggest industries worldwide.

Such a rapid industry growth always comes with consequences for our planet. Impacts caused by uncontrollable tourism on natural resources, consumption patterns, pollution and social systems are more apparent than ever.

How can we achieve the right balance between growth and sustainability? How can we reduce the damage we cause to our ecosystem while traveling? How can the industry implement a responsible planning to survive itself but also to change the habits of the traveler?

Are you interested in how you can contribute to a more sustainable way of traveling? Come and join the discussion in our event to question the status quo, find answers and propose solutions!

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Susana Ceron Baumann - VSocial Coordinator & CSR Manager of Ventura TRAVEL
Voluntary social commitment and working in the tourism industry are Susana's two great passions. She has been working in tourism since 2000 and holds a degree in Tourism Business Administration (BA). For 5 years she volunteered in homeless relief work in Berlin. Over the years she has also been involved in various international projects, including a soup kitchen for the poor in New York. Since 2013 she has been coordinating a small project in Tamil Nadu India to provide access to education for 35 chaste girls. In 2015 she founded one of the largest voluntary initiatives in refugee aid in Berlin. She is very happy about her new responsibility at VSocial, because now she can finally live out her two great passions in one job. Apart from her work for VSocial she is the sustainability manager of Ventura TRAVEL.

Santeri Lehtonen - Project Manager of vojo
Santeri is a field-tested Ecologist currently working with Impact Entrepreneurship, LCA and Climate Action, with a special interest in Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Travel and Communication. He facilitates workshops in Climate Impact Forecast and Sustainable Business, mostly for startups and SMEs. His favourite child however is his low-carbon travel planning project: vojo (https://www.vojo.me/). Santeri will also be joining 'Sail-to-the-COP' (https://www.sailtothecop.com/), travelling via sea and land to COP25 in Chile, as a representative of Climate-KIC, hosting the Atlantic Ocean Climathon onboard the sailboat Regina Maris.

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19:00 Doors
19:30 Introduction
19:40 Speakers Presentations & Open discussion
20:40 Quickpitches
21:00 Networking
22:00 End

All details at https://greenbuzzberlin.de/event/rethinking-touri…more-sustainable/

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There will be a quickpitch session after the presentations which gives you the opportunity to present your project/organisation/company/idea in 1 minute.
Sign up for your slot on our website: https://greenbuzzberlin.de/event/rethinking-touri…more-sustainable/

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