The Archipelago of the Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. These islands are well known for promoting sustainability. They have a rich and protected geodiversity and marine life, natural areas with well-regulated hiking trails as well as an “eco-school”. Renewable energy is also widely used on the island. In the Azores island, rational use of water is supported by the Regional Plan for the Water (PRAA).  Moreover, tourism businesses are ensuring long-term social and economic benefits and the government actively supports human rights activities with for example, campaigns against domestic violence.