IH Barcelona is now registered under the European Union's Eco—Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
The scheme is designed to recognise organizations that "go beyond minimum legal compliance and continuously improve their environmental performance" — and to encourage others to join them.
"You can help us, too," says Alberto Marin, who co-ordinates the scheme at IH Barcelona, "by saving paper by not printing things you really don't need, and not making unnecessary photocopies, to give two small examples."
There's a great pro-environment advertising campaign on TV here in Spain at the moment in which — for example — someone chucks away a drinks can, saying "Total, por una lata…", to which the reply is "El total es lo que cuenta…"
It's the total that counts…