The development of the local population can be sustainable only when the natural resources are used carefully and by striving for the lowest possible level of pollution and of non-recyclable wastes. Each EEFA project site is constantly working towards improving its sustainability and is developing programs to raise awareness for environmental issues. As a minimum, EEFA members, contributors and partners abide by the environnental policy for the duration of the collaboration with EEFA, everywhere in the district of Vang Vieng, and in particular on any EEFA site. They reduce to a minimum their contribution to air pollution, to water pollution and to the
production of non-recyclable waste, and use non-renewable energy sparingly during the collaboration.