Hi! I´m Mateja, currently living in the Austrian Alps. Born and raised in a small town, located between Slovenian mountains and the capital city- Ljubljana, I spent all my summers in my beach house on island Hvar, Croatia (you can see a picture of my garden below).

I started Chickita in 2008 as an online and later snowboard magazine, but as I grew and matured so did my interests and passions. And that’s how I started writing a blog in 2016. I hope I can inspire you to change your habits and give some more eco-friendly and ethical options a try.

For any collaborations (charity, activism, environmentalism,…) please contact me through info@chickita.si. Let´s make this world a better place together.

Thank you,

Mateja



CONSCIOUS TRAVELLING

I´m far from being a big traveller. I love exploring new places and countries, but I want to do it in a way that is kind to our planet.  I would like to keep my carbon footprint as small as possible, that´s why I decided to quit flying in 2019. March 2018 was actually my last flight. But it was from the Philippines to Germany which resulted in 2 tons of CO2.

If we divided the amount of carbon that we can still burn equally between everyone on earth, then each person could emit 1.6 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year until 2100. That would give us a 66% chance of staying beneath 2°C of warming, generally accepted as a threshold for dangerous climate change. 

For comparison, the average UK citizen causes 12.1 tonnes CO22 equivalent emissions per year; in the US, it’s 21.2 t CO22 eq.; in Somalia, it’s 0.1 t CO22 eq.

And I love trains anyways so they will always be my first choice. 

TRAVELLING WITH PURPOSE

Next to travelling consciously, I would like to always travel with a purpose. So while I visit a place I wanna try to do some good by helping locals, supporting their business, volunteering for a local non-profit, or just trying to not leave a minimum footprint behind. Always remember that our holiday destination is somebody´s home.




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