El Hierro is the first self-sufficient island. An island where the trade winds are the main source of energy... and life. An example of sustainability in the archipelago of the Canary Islands – and in the world!
Declared a UNESCO “World Biosphere Reserve and Geopark”, El Hierro is proud to say that the energy it uses is 100% renewable. This does not only mean that more respect is given to the environment, reducing CO2 emissions, but also that the islanders save tonnes of fuel a year.
The island has had a sustainable development plan since 1996 to guarantee an improved level and quality of life for the population and conservation of the nature areas.
El Hierro has unique geological and natural heritage, characterised by its landscapes and its volcanic origins. A well-loved and well-maintained place where the inhabitants ensure it remains unique and clean.