While traveling isn't the most environmentally-friendly activity, our planet is far too beautiful to ignore. Sustainable traveling, or eco-friendly traveling, is more than just travel trend; it's a great way to reduce our carbon footprint on the road, and broaden our understanding of what it means to travel.
Here are a few ways to be more eco-friendly while traveling.
Consider alternatives like taking the bus or train.
If you're flying, utilize a reputable provider to offset your carbon footprint. Numerous organizations provide carbon offset programs for their travelers and are sure to do your own research on specific projects whether they're sustainable.
Bring your own water bottle.
Say goodbye to plastic and utilize a reusable water bottle to avoid contributing to more plastic waste.
Developing countries like Cambodia and Vietnam are suffering from plastic garbage in oceans, waterways, and beaches. We all know how plastic trash is endangering marine life in the oceans, so it's critical to minimize the use of single-use plastics.
Try to travel slowly to cover longer distances.
A bus or a rail trip might take longer than a domestic flight, but it's more environmentally friendly, and it can also provide you with a far more engaging travel experience. If possible, you can even stay overnight and sight-see.