Quite simply: We love Juist. We love the dunes, the sea, the beach, the mudflats, the woods. We love the cries of the seagulls and oystercatchers, the shrill calls of the pheasants, the unexpected encounters with deer on the promenade, the sudden seal sighting by the sea. We just love Juist.
And, when we think about the fact that this beautiful spot will suffer from climate change, we can feel sick. Precisely because we love the island so much, we want to protect it. No one can defeat climate change alone, but we can all do our part to ensure that the island remains as beautiful as it is in the future.
The status quo: Despite the fact that Juist is car-free, 23,500 tons of CO2 are consumed annually - the majority (43%) of this is caused by the journey to the island.
Turn off the lights in rooms you don't use. Turn on a "small" light. Upgrade to energy-saving and long-lasting LEDs.
When you brush your teeth or take a shower, turn the water off while you don't need it.
Use recyclable bags, bottles and containers, for example when shopping, going to work or eating out.
Ride your bike more. Stay fit, save money and do something for your ecological footprint.
Use the train to travel. Many places may seem far away, but you make an overnight stop, you discover a new area for yourself!
Save paper. Especially when you're on vacation, you often no longer need to have a printed ticket, but can conveniently use e-tickets or QR codes.
Unplug your devices when they are charged. Use timers, e.g. for televisions.
Buy regionally. The transport routes of your products will be shorter and therefore less harmful to the environment.
Think about consuming less dairy and meat. If you eat less of them, you can also treat yourself to the higher-quality alternative.
Ventilate properly: Two to three times a day, you should ventilate for about five minutes. You do not have to turn down the heating.
Check that your heating is set correctly (most rooms should be around 18°, which is a 3 on the heating scale). Make sure that your radiators are not obstructed by furniture. You will use less energy if you don't change the settings too often.
When planning your trip, look out for relevant seals and certificates. The East Frisian islands (including Juist), for example, are certified as particularly climate-friendly destinations. The same applies to your accommodation.
Learn about your destination. If you understand what nature and the animals there need, you can behave respectfully much easier.