Millions of people all over the world travel for many different purposes including business, vacation or to explore the world! But unfortunately, most people don't take the time to think of the little things that really affect the planet before heading out on their adventure. If you care for the environment and also love traveling, these are some really easy tips you can follow to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle!
1. Unplug your Home
Before leaving your home for a trip, whether it's a weekend getaway or a month-long journey, unplug every possible thing in your home! This not only saves electricity but will save you lots of money.
2. Bring a Reusable Bottle
When traveling, people tend to purchase single-use plastic water bottles wherever they go but taking a reusable bottle with you will allow you to fill up on the go before heading out for the day.
3. Choose Eco-Hotels
There are many eco-friendly hostels/hotels that are popping up all over the world. This is the best choice to help offset emissions you may have caused by getting to the travel destination. What makes these hotels eco-friendly is they reduce the amount of water wasted, use electricity/heating/AC responsibly, and promote positive environmental practices like beach/forest cleanup activities!
4. Take Non-Stop Flights
Believe it or not, the most impactful part of the flight isn't flying, but rather the takeoff and landing that consumes the most amount of fuel! We all know nobody enjoys layovers, but next time you think about flying maybe that extra $50 for a direct flight would be worth it for our planet.
5. Pack your Bags Lighter
This may seem quite insignificant, but packing light has a massive environmental impact. If you have a lighter bag that means the plane will weight a lot less, the bus you ride, or the car you might drive will be just as light and when those changes occur, the fuel consumption will be a lot less as well.
6. Wear a Reusable Mask & Dispose of Them Correctly
Wearing a reusable mask has a much larger impact than you think. During COVID, many people wear the non-medical face masks and throw them away after one use. We have seen large amounts of masks thrown on the street and polluting the earth as well as harming wildlife. When you are finished with the mask, make sure to cut the strings off and dispose of the mask safely in the trash.
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