7 Sustainable Travel Tips for Eco-Conscious TravelersJune 10, 2023 2023-06-10 12:59
7 Sustainable Travel Tips for Eco-Conscious Travelers
Climate change and its effects are our biggest concerns. Recent in-depth investigations show that if we do not take strong, worldwide action now, responding to these environmental repercussions would be travel much harder.
How may we engage in this worldwide action? We all did our part. We should take tiny actions to help.
Bring a Refillable Water Bottle.
Carrying a refillable water bottle reduces waste. Reusable water bottles are cheaper, BPA-free, and help reduce the billions of pounds of trash in our oceans.
Klean Kanteen makes BPA-free, stainless steel water bottles. They have a cap that attaches to backpacks or baggage and are resilient for all kinds of adventuring.
Avoid plastic straw
Consider LifeStraw water bottles if you need to filter water. A straw-filter lets you drink from rivers, streams, and waterfalls.\
Avoid plastic straws.
Our current environmental challenges can seem overwhelming. Like a 10,000-piece puzzle with no starting point. Individual actions can have a big influence.
Americans use around 500 million straws daily. Most straws pollute waters and harm marine life. www.strawlessocean.org has information on plastic pollution.
For your next iced coffee, buy an eco-friendly straw. FinalStraw sent me a “Suck-ulent Green” foldable straw.
Buy Green Travel Gear
Eco-friendly travel equipment reduce environmental effect. Eco-friendly travel can be difficult. Preparing for vacations ahead of time lets you choose what to pack.
Our Earth Beauty Reusable Makeup Remover Pads and reusable shopping bags are my go-to products.
Train whenever possible!
Rail travel is the greenest since gas emissions per kilometer are 80% lower than autos.
GoEuro includes routes for cross-border travel in Europe’s great public transportation system. Train travel offers spectacular views of the locations you visit, giving you a more complete view of the region.
Pick a Good Destination
Traveling impacts the environment. Switzerland is beautifull . It has no garbage and uses garbage to benefit the environment.
Switzerland has the purest water and recycles the most. When I lived there, recycle stations were on footpath every few blocks, accessible to all residential buildings. Remember my train travel advice? Switzerland’s public transportation system is complex, reliable, and punctual.
Promote Local Economies
Travelers can support local companies by eating at local restaurants, buying local souvenirs, and doing local tours and activities.
Find family-owned eateries and travel providers. In tourist destinations like Machu Picchu, Peru, it can be impossible to tell local from mass-produced. You may not always know. However, remembering this will help.
Picking up rubbish is an easy way to travel sustainably. I have seen energy bar wrappers between boulders and crumpled plastic water bottles on many hikes.
I ignored it for a while. This was not my first thought. Try to notice and change. Take out trash on your next adventure.