Responsible tourism includes more respectful practices for the environment, but not only. In order to be sustainable in every way, we have to help and contribute to the everyday life of the local community. Our life philosophy is to help the local community. We work alongside the younger generation and support different projects developed by local social institutions.
AURORA SOCIAL ASSOCIATION
In 2009, Futurismo developed a partnership with Aurora Social, a nonprofit social solidarity institution targeting to help people with special needs.
Futurismo works with small groups of young adults, giving them the opportunity to join us on our whale watching trips throughout the year. During the Wintertime, the participants produce handicrafts under the guidance and orientation of specialist rehabilitation monitors. These handicrafts are inspired by their whale watching tours with Futurismo and are sold in our shops. The value earned from the sale of these products is returned to fund the activities of the association.
Our marine biologists share their knowledge about the species seen in the Azores. We also collect data for scientific research.