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The Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook: A Look Inside

The Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook_ A Look Inside
By Michelle Sciarrotta

The Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook is a new release from Luana Ouverney Simonson, a costume and fashion designer who works with a focus on sustainability. She is an advocate for the environment with an unstoppable spirit. After working for six years for the renowned entertainment company Cirque du Soleil, Luana decided to start an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle brand Lutom.world, which uses sustainable technology to improve fashion and make it a more conscious industry. After speaking with us at TheatreArtLife about her fashion career and environmentalism work, Luana shares with us some insight from her newly released guidebook, The Eco-Savvy Traveler.

The Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook

The “Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook” is the perfect companion for eco-enthusiasts who want to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle and maintain that lifestyle while on the road. It also offers guidance and recommendations for those who aspire to join the cause to stop plastic pollution.

The guide is a beautifully illustrated work of art. It contains great stories of Simonson’s travels as well as valuable tips of how she maintained her eco-friendly lifestyle while moving each week to a different location with only one suitcase and one foldable bicycle. The short and sweet read is perfect for a couple of hours on a road trip or a chill hammock read.

With chapters explaining what sustainability is and why it is so important, to practical tips such as, “Travel light, Pack Right”, “How to be a more sustainable fashion consumer”, and a “Pledge for the Planet”. Luana Simonson invites readers to rethink their lifestyle, relationships, careers, expenses, and habits while contributing and raising awareness to help humanity find a way to live in peace with nature. Extra pages on the paperback version allow the reader to make notes of their favourite eco-restaurants, places and list their biggest challenges and achievements as an eco-friendly traveler.

Pledge For The Planet

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Introduction

“Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you haven’t wasted your time but have done your best.”

– Robert Baden-Powell

“The words pandemic, virus, social distancing, quarantine, and lockdown have recently been added to our everyday vocabulary. The world feels overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, I think it’s important to mention this tragedy in the introduction to this guide.

As a world, we are being forced to stop. Flights and events have been postponed or canceled. We now have time to rethink our lifestyle, relationships, careers, expenses, and habits.

Those of us living in small apartments in highly populated cities, far from nature, are being affected the most. Some choose to hoard supplies out of fear while others want to capitalize on the desperation of others. Laws were implemented to ensure the safety of the greater good and enforced to ght greed. But we have also witnessed great compassion and solidarity. We are seeing unprecedented actions taking place. Charities have made donations. Communities have organized food drives. Masks are being made by volunteers for hospitals.

Airports, manufacturers, and other industrial giants have cut operation hours or closed until further notice. This has caused a decrease in air pollution and carbon emissions and in turn has led to bluer skies and clearer water. On the other hand, we are now observing an increase in litter pollution in the form of discarded single-use masks and gloves as people use them to protect themselves from the virus. Instead, we should be wearing reusable/washable cloth masks and acknowledge that gloves won’t protect us. Gloves may even make it worse by creating a false sense of protection.

I wrote this guidebook for touring artists, workers, and travelers who want to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle and maintain that lifestyle while on the road. The book also contains tips and recommendations for eco-enthusiasts and those who aspire to understand our cause. My hope is this book will raise awareness about plastic pollution and the travel habits contributing to its spread.

You can minimize your ecological footprint and consumption by making better choices. Natural wonders, like the Maldives, Thailand, and Indonesia are cluttered and polluted with inconsequential single-use plastic objects. Items such as the commonly found plastic toothbrush which have greener alternatives. This guide was designed to help you live a greener life that will improve your health, nances, and the community around you.

It can be overwhelming to confront your ecological footprint. But don’t worry, this guide will show that you are not alone and will ease you out of your comfort zone, into a more fulfilling lifestyle.

We will start by learning the true meaning of sustainability and why it is important. Then, we will explore the mindfulness of a conscious consumer and why recycling is no longer the right answer to pollution. We will even review the different types of plastic damaging the environment. By the end of this guide you will be an empowered, eco-savvy traveler ready to go anywhere. I urge you to keep an open mind, and most importantly, remember that we need each other to grow.”

The Eco-Savvy Traveler Guidebook Cover

Contents Page

Chapter 1

Tips

Back Cover

Author site: http://www.luanaouverney.com/

Landing Page: https://lutom.world/pages/eco-savvy-guide-page

Book on Amazon: Link here.

Instagram: @lua_ouverney

Also by Michelle Sciarrotta:

Luana Ouverney: Interview With The Eco-Savvy Traveler

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