If you’re looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint while you travel, this post is for you.
If you’ve found yourself more committed to the idea of going green recently, congratulations.
That’s an amazing goal to have, especially while traveling.
If more people took the environment into consideration when traveling, the world would be such a better place.
So you’re already off to a great start by even thinking about this issue in such a serious way.
But how do you do it?
This is really the big question.
We all know that corporate travel is incredibly important. It’s not going anywhere soon—and that’s a good thing.
It means that business is booming.
We just need to find a way to make the process a bit more ‘green’ on the carbon footprint side of the equation.
But thankfully, there are plenty of options for making this happen.
And the best news is that you can absolutely ‘go green’ while also being an avid and passionate traveler.
So let’s dive into it and give you five tips that you can start using today to make this a reality.
1. Ride A Bike
We all know that one of the first things we tend to do when visiting a new place is to rent a car.
This is super convenient, and honestly, sometimes it’s a necessity.
However, it’s also true that there are plenty of websites out there where you can get ahold of a bike (very inexpensively as well), and use it for the duration of your stay as opposed to driving a car.
Renting a bike will absolutely cut down on carbon emissions and help you to make your journey as green as possible.
Plus, it’s a great way to see more of those beautiful sights!
2. Embrace Minimalism
The lighter you travel, the cheaper it’s going to be.
But also, the less it’s going to impact the environment in a negative way.
It just requires more energy to move more bags from place to place.
Therefore, if you cut back on the packing and embrace minimalism throughout your travels, you’ll come to find that you’re going to have a much greener impact on the world and the environment.
3. Try To Stick To Environmentally Friendly Hotels
Some hotels are going to great lengths to provide a greener, more environmentally friendly experience.
These ‘green hotels’ are popping up more and more often.
And honestly, it’s an amazing thing.
Next time you think about hitting the open road, consider booking your rooms at these hotels—the ones that make green living and a healthy planet the cornerstone values of their business model.
4. Make ‘Greener’ Travel Company Choices
There’s no denying that taking a flight or driving a car has an impact on the environment.
However, it’s also true that some companies try a little bit harder to decrease this impact to the greatest extent possible.
Car rental companies that rent out hybrid or electric cars to save gas and cut back on the carbon footprint are a great example of this.
But really, in every travel industry, there are ‘green players’ who try to make the industry better for our world.
So it’s always better to choose to travel with these types of companies.
5. Pack ‘Reusable’ Items
Traveling with a reusable water bottle is just one example of carrying things with you that will help to cut down on waste.
You can also bring your own metal or rubber straw, your own eating utensils, and even your own hand towels that are washable (so that you’re not contributing as much to paper waste by using napkins).
These are all small things that make a big difference in the long term.
When you get into the habit of using these types of reusable items, instead of contributing to the growing problem of disposable waste products that are cluttering the landfills, you make a pretty significant impact on the future of the world.
And that’s an amazing thing.
Hopefully, this post has helped you to understand a few techniques for how you can reduce your carbon footprint during your travels.
Hopefully, some of these tips have resonated with you and will help you to make your next trip as green as possible.
Good luck out there, and stay safe!