As consumers, many of us look for ways to reduce our impact on the world around us. While we all are likely aware of what we can do at home to reduce our carbon footprint including recycling, composting, turning off the extra lights and driving vehicles which are more ecofriendly, we may not all be aware of how to reduce while traveling. Rather than cutting your vacations to help, we invite you to look at 5 tips which can help you do your part while still allowing you to enjoy the benefits of travel.
- Visit green attractions and destinations – the newest travel trends in many areas around the globe are environmentally friendly attractions and activities including wine tourism, agritourism and eco tourism including camping, hiking, biking and adventure tourism. By making your trip centered around these types of attractions and activities you are contributing to the local economy and encouraging earth friendly travel.
- Don’t layover – Most of the fuel used by planes is during take-off’s and landings. By using direct flights you are reducing your carbon footprint.
- Use ecofriendly transportation – This includes the easy ones like biking or walking but other options such as ecofriendly buses, trains and other forms of public transportation will also be helpful as well. If you must rent a car, choose one as compact and gas friendly as possible.
- Use reusable bottles and refill – Most times when traveling, we are advised to avoid the public water. Instead of buying bottles, carry a reusable bottle and refill it with safe sources.
- Stay at a green hotel – There are many green hotels today found around the world. If you can’t find one, do as much as you can including reusing towels and sheets, and recycling as much as possible. Also remember to turn off air and heat when you are not there and turn off televisions and radios as well.
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