The Future of Environmentally Friendly Travel
Everyone is doing their part to save the world. Unless you’re Superman, this probably involves more “changing your habits” to greener, eco-friendly ones rather than anything more superhero-themed. So, this leads many people to take a look at their habits and see how to make them more local and sustainable. But, what about travel? Can you still travel and call yourself someone who lives an environmentally-friendly life? Of course!
Pick your flight according to CO2 emissions
While most of us arrange flights in order for lowest to highest for price — who doesn’t, right? — you can now order them in order of CO2 emissions! This means that you can pick an airline that uses less CO2 emissions than the others that, perhaps, may be cheaper. While it may be harder on the pocketbook, it is going to help you live sustainably and you’ll love that you can still hop on a plane without feeling inundated with guilt.
Shop local, wherever you are
No matter where you are enjoying your trip, do your part to shop local. Instead of heading to a big chain store or restaurant, go with a smaller mom-and-pop shop so that you can support local people and do your part to enjoy some great food or purchases and keep their doors open. It will encourage others to do the same thing and it’s a huge help when looking to enrich your experience, too!
Walk and bike rather than cabbing it
When exploring the city, consider grabbing a bike or just walking instead of getting on a bus or in a cab. You’ll be able to enjoy a much better experience, first of all, and you will be making sure that you avoid those gas guzzling cars that are so quickly destroying our world. It’s also a great workout. Need to go long-distance? Pick a city bus system that focuses on reduced CO2 or even is powered by hydrogen or electricity, as is more popular nowadays.
Do whatever you can to live sustainably
The little things matter a whole lot more than you might have been able to guess, originally. For example, when you are in your hostel or motel or B&B, reuse your towels, bedding and more to help cut down on the amounts of laundry that they are going to do in order to serve you. You can also do little things like turning off the lights when you leave, turning down the AC or the heat just a few degrees, and more. These things all add up in a hurry when it comes to making a positive effect!
Saving the world is important now more than ever. If you want to enjoy your travel, you can do it in a sustainable way. You just have to be ready to commit to a few changes so that you are enjoying your adventure as freely as possible, but sustainably. Who knows, you might just inspire someone to do the same thing, too, which is going to make your impact doubly important!