Learn how to minimize the impact on the environment when you travel.
5 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips
Traveling is wonderful. Expanding your horizons, learning about different places, experiencing different cultures, is something everyone should get a chance to do. However, it’s not all as great as we might think. Traveling actually takes a toll on the environment, which is why traveling greener is something that is in the mind of a lot of people these days.
Did you know that the gases produced by our means of transportation have quite a considerable impact on climate change? For starters, if we lowered the amount of CO2 that we release into the atmosphere, we could reduce the environmental impact. Here are a few tips to minimize your impact on the environment when traveling:
The heavier your luggage, the more fuel your means of transportation need to use to get you where you want to go, which releases more gases into the atmosphere.
Bring A Reusable Water Bottle
Avoid plastic bottles on your trip. A stainless steel water bottle is the solution and keeps you from generating plastic waste during your trip.
Go for Greener Means of Transportation
If you’re not traveling too far, choose to take the bus or the train, and if you’re renting a car, a hybrid is your best option. Also when driving, try to keep your speed between 55 and 60 mph. These practices will save fuel and emit less gas.
Using the most direct route also helps save on fuel. The more stops you make, the more fuel will be used.
Stay at a Green Hotel
Choose a hotel that has environmentally friendly practices related to energy consumption and recycling, and contribute to those practices by making sure you don’t waste more energy than you need to. For example, don’t leave the a/c on while you’re out and turn the bathroom light off when you’re sleeping.
Protect the Environment Wherever You Are
Even if you’re vacationing locally and camping in Colorado, you can establish green practices to promote conversation of the outdoors so you can enjoy it for many more years to come. Implement the Leave No Trace principles on your next trip too, and contribute to minimizing the impact on the environment.