Helping the ecology of The Gambia
Ecotourism is a form of tourism which aims to be ecologically and socially conscious. Generally speaking, ecotourism focuses on local culture,
volunteering, personal growth, and learning new ways to live on the
planet; typically involving travel to destinations where the flora,
fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions.
Responsible ecotourism includes programmes that minimize the adverse
effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment, and
enhance the cultural integrity of local people.
Solar power. Footsteps is committed to reducing the amount of fossil fuel required to run its services and amenities, fossil fuels pump damaging gases into the atmosphere. These waste gases heat up the Earth like a greenhouse, causing global warming, the resultant rising temperatures, melting ice caps and rising sea levels cause climate change.
Permaculture, originally ‘Permanent Agriculture’, tackles how to grow food, build houses and create communities, and minimise environmental impact at the same time.We can live in a more natural and environmentally friendly way and significantly improve our quality of life. By thinking carefully about the way we use our resources - food, energy, shelter and other material needs, it is possible to get much more out of life by using less. We can be more productive for less effort, reaping benefits for our environment and ourselves, for now and generations to come.
This is the essence of Permaculture.
Greywater Filtration. Water is a precious commodity.
The greywater from sinks, bathtubs and clothes washes, can be put to use in the landscape, to provide nutrients for fruit and vegetables.
See the system in action, taste the fruit and vegetables, it really works. Footsteps Eco-Lodge intends to promote this system of water management across West Africa.
Composting Toilets. Composting toilets use no water, are clean and healthy and eventually the waste is turned into compost and returned to the soil.
The design of an ecologically sound way of living in our households, gardens, communities and businesses.
This is our goal … to co-operate with nature, caring for the Earth and its people.