Düsseldorf – The goal is ambitious: Jersey (www.jersey.com) wants to be climate-neutral by 2030. A task the 100,000 inhabitants of the largest Channel Island cannot handle alone. Instead, they rely on the help of (in pre-pandemic times) the more than half a million international guests who visit the island each year as vacationers. By traveling environmentally conscious, they must do their part to keep the ecological footprint of tourism as small as possible.
There are many possibilities for this and they are already available upon arrival. British airline EasyJet, which also flies from Germany to Jersey via London, has been offsetting carbon emissions since 2019 by investing in several conservation projects. That same year, Condor Ferries, which connects Saint Malo, France, to Jersey by water, began banning plastic on its ferries. One million single-use items have been replaced with reusable replacements.
With banners across the island
This eco-friendly movement can also be continued on the island. For example, using an e-bike instead of a car. When using the Evie app, vacationers can rent one of over 140 e-bikes anywhere in Jersey at a pay-as-you-go price. At the end of the ride, you will be notified of exactly how much CO2 has been saved per ride with the two-wheeler. However, for those who absolutely need four wheels, Evie also offers electric cars (www.evieondemand.com).
Of course, vacationers can also choose their accommodation based on environmental criteria. Seymour Group hotels have been awarded the “Green Award” by the Jersey Hospitality Association for their use of local products and resources. And Longueville Manor’s “New Leaf” sustainability program is dedicated to protecting the environment and developing sustainable ideas. Other “green” homes are the Radisson, Best Western, and Monterey Hotel.
Vacationers are also encouraged to lend a helping hand when it comes to protecting the environment. At different beach booths, you can hand over a bucket that you previously filled with plastic waste picked up from the waterline. In return, there is a free hot drink. Such an eco-friendly swap can be achieved at Rhona’s at the Beach, in the picturesque town of Gorey or at Kismet Cabana in idyllic Ouaisné Bay.
If you’re planning your self-catering vacation, you can eat sustainably in Jersey. For example by shopping at the Co-op Scoop (www.scoop.org.je). This offers its customers organic, packaging-free products. Or the road leads to one of the many farmers in Jersey, who often display their produce in a so-called “trust box” on the side of the road. You choose what you want and put the money in the box designated for this purpose.
Buy local and enjoy
Of course, fans of fish and seafood will get their money’s worth on Channel Island. You can buy freshly caught “catch of the day” from local fishermen. Specialties include lobster, scallops, and the famous Jersey oyster, which are of course also served in local restaurants. The seafood source couldn’t be more sustainable.
Additional information: www.jersey.com/de/discovery/ideas/sustainable-travel/
More information at www.jersey.com or at
c/o TravelMarketing Romberg
Erkrather Strasse 401
Tel +49 (0) 211-86 84 25 83
Note to Editors: In addition to the attached photos, you can find additional photo materials at: https://business.jersey.com/media
ABOUT JERSEY AND VISIT JERSEY
With an area of about 120 square kilometers and about 103,000 inhabitants, Jersey is the largest and most populous of the Channel Islands. Located in the Bay of Saint Malo, it is dazzled by its unusual blend of British style and French lifestyle. No wonder, because Jersey is only about 25 kilometers from the northwest coast of France in the English Channel. Holiday makers can look forward to more than 30 beaches, imposing cliffs, and 800 kilometers of hiking trails.
Visit Jersey was established in March 2015 with the aim of promoting tourism in Jersey in an innovative, economical and efficient manner. Since then, the marketing organization has positioned the island as a lively haven for vacationers looking for a relaxing, eventful break.