5 Tips on How to Travel Green This Summer

When it comes to living a green lifestyle, it’s not just about what you do at home. Living a green lifestyle also encompasses what you do away from home. And today, we’re here to ask you a simple question: are you a responsible traveler when it comes to being eco-friendly?

Before attempting to answer that question, answer this one first: what does “green travel” actually mean?

We have some tips on making good choices when traveling this summer that will help you do your part in making this world a safer place. These tips may only make a tiny dent in the overall scope of saving the earth, but if we are all conscious about these things then it can eventually have a huge impact.

And did we mention that these tips are amazingly simple?

  1. Spend a little extra for non-stop flights. When it comes to carbon emissions from airplanes, most of it is created during takeoffs and landings.
  2. If you are a single traveler, it is actually more eco-friendly to fly than drive.
  3. If you choose to fly, choose an airline that participates in programs that reduce carbon emissions. Currently there are 30+ airlines that are a member of the IATA (International Air Transport Association) who participate in such programs.
  4. If you choose to drive and your car is not eco-friendly, consider renting an electric or hybrid vehicle. These cars produce far less carbon emissions and use less fuel.
  5. If you’re traveling in the U.S., find out if the hotel you’re staying at has a LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This organization judges hotels on water savings, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, types of material used and design innovations.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to be responsible and travel green. The 5 tip listed above are incredibly easy steps to help continue your lifestyle of being eco-friendly away from home.

2018-07-31T11:45:06+00:00 June 11th, 2018|